CHICAGO (CBS) — A lively event on Sunday aimed to draw customers back to the stores on the Magnificent Mile on North Michigan Avenue.

The event is called “Meet Me on the Mile.”

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Many retailers on the Mag Mile have been hit hard by the pandemic. So on Sunday, they closed the street to vehicles – and people came to enjoy a wide variety of activities and live performances by the historic Water Tower.

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There was a Chicago Bears drum line, a Mariachi band, and an antique car show.

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If you missed it this Sunday, other Meet Me on the Mile events will take place in September and October.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff