This event produced and managed by City Markets, Inc. / Image Pilots (herein called “CMI”).
City Markets, Inc. reserves the right to sever contracts with any vendor for any reason including, but not limited to, questionable merchandise, personal behavior, personal grooming, excessive drinking, non payment, poor customer service, not abiding by the Terms and Conditions as set forth in this contract. City Markets, Inc.
Terms and Conditions are valid for the entire calendar year and cover any participating vendors whether or not they have signed a monthly contract.
PLEASE NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO FAKES/PIRATED/COUNTERFEIT GOODS ALLOWED, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ON THE EVENT PREMISES OF THE RANDOLPH STREET MARKET/CITY MARKETS. IT IS THE DEALERS RESPONSIBILITY TO GUARANTEE THE PROVIDENCE OF ALL GOODS THEY ARE SELLING/OFFERING AT THE RANDOLPH STREET MARKET/CITY MARKET EVENTS. IF ANY FAKE/PIRATED/COUNTERFEIT GOODS ARE BROUGHT ONTO THE EVENT PREMISES, THE VENDOR WILL BE IMMEDIATELY EXPELLED FROM ALL RANDOLPH STREET MARKET/CITY MARKETS EVENTS. RANDOLPH STREET MARKET/CITY MARKETS WILL BE HELD BLAMELESS FOR ANY MONETARY OR OTHER HARDSHIPS THAT ARISE FROM SUCH INCIDENTS INVOLVING VENDORS.
Antique Dealer Quality Standards:
All merchandise must be approved by CMI. All collectibles must be out of production, at least 25 years old, must have had monetary or artistic value when originally made, and must not be available through catalogs or other non-antique commercial venues. CMI prohibits any and all fake/pirated/counterfeit goods as well as imported “container” merchandise. Merchandise is subject to CMI’s review at any time. If CMI determines, in its sole discretion, that merchandise does not conform to show standards, it must be removed immediately. If multiple violations occur, CMI may revoke your license for exhibitor space. Upon such revocation you must pack and leave the show immediately – without refund.
Designer Merchandise Criteria:
All independent designers must be on-site at the market selling their own designs except in special situations that are approved in advance by management. No third party sales are allowed. All merchandise must be originally designed and produced by the designer. Under no circumstances will mass produced items be allowed.
Payment, Refunds, and Cancellation Policy:
Randolph Street Market requires a minimum 50% deposit to hold a space with the remaining balance payable no later than 21 days prior to the market date. Without full booth payment by this date, we will release your reservation and return your deposit minus a $50 processing fee. If you cancel anytime between 21 and 7 days before the market, there are no refunds, just credit towards another market in the same calendar year minus a $50 processing fee. If you cancel on or after 7 days before any market there are no refund or credits. The market takes place rain or shine, indoors and outdoors and is never cancelled.
Booth sharing is allowed ONLY by permission and both vendors must be listed and pay the City pop-up license separately.
You may pay by Credit Card, Check or Paypal. Please make checks payable to: City Markets, Inc. Dealers who have written bad checks will lose check payment privileges, and must pay in cash or credit card. Dealers whose checks are returned unpaid will be charged an additional $100 bank fee.
Tents for outdoor dealers are optional and must be provided by the individual dealers. There can be no staking into the ground and all tents must have at least 50.lbs of weight on each corner with either cement, sandbags or water buckets, to keep tent from blowing. If you do not weight your tent you will be asked to disassemble your tent. You will be liable for any damage your tent does if not correctly weighted down.
While we encourage you to invest in your own tables, 6’ and 8’ tables are available for rent at $15 each and folding chairs are available for $10 each. These items must be ordered in advance with your application. There are no refunds for tables and chairs ordered but not used. We cannot guarantee furniture rental if it is not ordered at least one-week prior to the market. All indoor tables must be skirted to the floor.
One Dealer/Business per booth:
You may not split your booth with another dealer. *Subletting booths is not permitted without authorization from CMI. The names of all booth staff must be registered with your application.
While we do not insist that you give a money back guarantee on all merchandise sold, YOU MUST write on the receipt any description and age of the merchandise. In the case of a dispute, show management will be the final arbiter and the exhibitor must accept our judgment if the item is deemed to be a reproduction or misrepresented.
All merchandise must be priced. No signs indicating “sale”, “huge discount”, etc. will be allowed.
You must collect and pay sales taxes to the state of Illinois via your Illinois Resale Tax number. If your business is not based in Illinois, tax-reporting forms will be provided to you. In any event, management bears no responsibility of payment of sales tax and you agree to indemnify CMI for any failure by you to pay the required sales taxes to the State of Illinois. CMI is required by law to send the State of Illinois a complete list of dealers who participate in each market. State tax numbers must be submitted on your contract.
No signs or advertising devices shall be used unless approved or furnished by the CMI. Dealers shall refrain from obstructing all vehicle and pedestrian pathways.
Dealers shall abide by and observe all laws, rules and regulations of the state of Illinois and the City of Chicago and department thereof.
In the event any part of the exhibit area thereof is unavailable whether for the entire event, or a portion of the event, as result of fire, flood, tempest or any other such cause or as a result of governmental intervention, malicious damage, acts of war, strike, lock-out, labor dispute, or any other cause or agency over which CMI has no control, or should CMI decide that because of any such cause it is necessary to cancel, postpone, or re-site the Exhibit, or reduce the installation time, exhibit time, or move-out time, CMI shall not be liable to indemnify or reimburse the Exhibitor in respect of any damage or loss, direct or indirect, arising as a result thereof.
Neither CMI, nor any of their officers, agents, employees or other representatives, shall be held accountable or liable for, and the same are hereby released from accountability for liability, for any damage, loss, harm or injury to the person or any fire, water, accident or any other cause, and none of the parties hereto mentioned will obtain insurance against any such damage, loss, harm or injury.
The applicant hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and protect CMI and hold and save the above party from any and all claims, demands, suits, liability, damages, loss, cost, attorney fees and expenses of whatever kind of nature which might result from or arise out of any action or failure to act of the applicant or any of his or her employees, including but not limited to claims or damage or loss of property, or from or out of any damage, loss, harm or injury to the person or any person or any property of the applicant.
Damage to Property:
The exhibitor is liable for any damage caused to standard booth equipment, or to other exhibitor’s property. The exhibitor may not mark, tack, make holes, apply paint, lacquer, adhesives or other coating to walls, ground or standard booth equipment.
Exhibitor represents and warrants (i) that its exhibit will be accessible to the full extent required by law; (ii) that its exhibit will comply with the Americans with Disabilities (“ADA”) and with any regulations implemented by that Act; and (iii) that it shall indemnify and hold CMI harmless from and against any and all claims and expenses, CMI attorney’s fees and litigation expenses, including attorney’s fees and litigation expenses, that may be incurred by or asserted against CMI its officers, directors, agents, or employees on the basis of the exhibitor’s breach of this paragraph or non-compliance with any of the provisions of the ADA.
Amendment of Rules:
CMI reserves the right to make changes, amendments and additions to these rules at any time and all changes, amendments and additions so made shall be binding on the exhibitor with the provision that all exhibitors will be advised of any such changes. Any matters not specifically covered herein are subject to decision by CMI.
CMI will not be responsible for damage to, loss, or theft of property belonging to or injury to any exhibitor, his agent, employees, business invitees, visitors, or guests. Each exhibitor is expected to carry his/her own appropriate insurance and to list CMI as additional insured.