Hamilton Center – 633 Harlem Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
Gateway District – ILLINOIS 173
Located along a five-mile corridor on IL 173 between IL 251 east to the I-90 interchange, the Gateway District is a shopper’s paradise, offering national big box retailers, smaller boutique stores, financial institutions, and restaurants. Stores include Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, T.J.Maxx, Menards, Kohls, Target, Home Depot, Gordmans, Lowe’s, Office Depot, and PetSmart. Banking can be accomplished at Blackhawk Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Illinois Bank & Trust, Northwest, or First Community Credit Union. Smaller retailers include LA Tan,T-Mobile, Concord Cleaners, Cost Cutters, Bo-Rics, Sally Beauty, Verizon, US Cellular, AT&T, and more. Restaurant offerings include Chilis, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Jimmy Johns, Onyx Bar & Grill, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Subway, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Jesey Mike’s, Tom & Jerry’s, Potbelly, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Arbys, Steak n’ Shake, Long John Silvers, KFC, and more.
Main Street Machesney – North Second Street
Remember shopping before the big box stores? This is the place. Located on IL 251/N. 2nd St. just south of Harlem Road, this is the village’s original “downtown.” Most of the shops are independently owned by local residents and families who have been doing business in the community for 30 years or more. The area features a beautiful streetscape, with brick walkways and old-fashioned lantern lighting. Stores along Main Street include North Park Pharmacy & Soda Bar, Gill’s Diner, Custom Graphx Apparel, Huskies Deli & Dairy, Hollywood Nails, Ernie’s Auto Parts, Express Lube, Village Inn Motel, and more.
Machesney Park Town Center – 8750 North Second Street
Machesney Park Mall, one of two regional enclosed mall facilities within the Rockford Metro area was opened in 1979. The center is located on IL 251 (North Second Street). The Mall is anchored by Big Lots, and Burlington Coat Factory. This building currently has vacancies and serves as a prime location for any large retailer looking to establish themselves in an ever growing community.