Lawrence M. Pucci
The Chicago Cultural Mile Association was founded by Lawrence M. Pucci, Chairman of Pucci Company, custom fashion designers based in Chicago. The Pucci Studio was the first tenant in today’s landmark 333 N. Michigan Avenue Building, located at the entry of the Cultural Mile, which is Michigan Avenue south of the river to Roosevelt and eastward to the lake. While Mr. Pucci enjoyed an international reputation for his custom menswear, he remained passionate about the avenue just beneath his windows and worked to elevate the Chicago Cultural Mile until his last days.
The Chicago Cultural Mile Association is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the unique strengths and diverse offerings available to visitors frequenting our strategic location. Our goal is to affect streetscape improvements, market and brand the Chicago Cultural Mile as a destination avenue, create networking opportunities for businesses and institutions along the Mile and build a premier merchant-based advocacy group for citizens and stakeholders of our district.