1 Market Square Court in Lake Forest
Now in Market Square, Daily Grind offers steaks, chops, burgers, house-made sausages, hot and cold sandwiches and soups along with prepared foods and entrees, fresh fish daily, Wisconsin beef, and specialty butters.
DENIM & SOUL
267 E. Westminster Avenue in Lake Forest, 224-436-8277
Denim & Soul is the newly branded specialty clothing store that once bore the name Courage b—the perfect place for women to find a favorite pair of jeans, tee-shirt, and a great piece of cashmere. Denim & Soul is the merging of two of Marcus Lemonis’s business ventures that have been featured on his hit show The Profit—Courage b and The Blues Jean Bar.
248 Market Square in Lake Forest, 224-552-0160, evereve.com
Evereve founder Megan Tamte was so convinced that moms wanted designer clothing with unparalleled service she and her husband Michael opened their first store in Minnesota. Today, Evereve has nearly 60 stores in more than 20 states and is one of the fastest growing retailers in the nation—with one of its newest locations in downtown Lake Forest.
FOREST & FOUND
1363 N. Western Avenue in Lake Forest, 847-482-1705, forestandfound.com
Forest & Found is both a thrift store and a non-profit organization. In their storefront, they feature great community sourced, stylish items that are ready for a second home. Behind the scenes, they help give a leg up to those who need it.
HANSA COFFEE ROASTERS
600 Walnut Avenue in Lake Bluff, 847-733-3784
Hansa Coffee Roasters is an inviting coffee shop in downtown Lake Bluff, in the space once occupied by the Daily Grind. Like Hansa’s Libertyville location that has been open for nearly three years, the Lake Bluff store serves coffee, of course, as well as tea, donuts, muffins, and other tasties—and everything has a very local focus.
KELSEY RESALE BOUTIQUE
266 Market Square in Lake Forest, 224-880-5167, kelseyresale.dudaone.com/lake-forest
Kelsey Lake Forest is the first highend consignment boutique to hang its shingle in Lake Forest’s Market Square. All items owner Beverly Moran accepts for consignment must be current styles, present season, and like new—offering labels like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Tory Burch, and Kate Spade in an array of styles.
LAKE BLUFF HUB & CYCLE
79 E. Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff, 224-544-5749
Cycling enthusiast and local entrepreneur Ron Oesterlein of Lake Bluff has always thought a bicycle shop belonged in his village, and he put his business skills to work to make it happen. Oesterlein and his two partners—Lake Bluff’s Craig Moore and Rob Tesar—offer high quality lines of bicycles, including styles from Raleigh and Kona. There are models for children, mountain bikes, and cyclocross.
LF JUICE CO.
950 N. Western Avenue, Suite G (behind Westwood Bistro), 312-203-3114, lfjuiceco.com
LF Juice, the first juice bar to open in downtown Lake Forest, offers juice that’s cold-pressed daily, as well as a number of smoothies, pre- and postworkout protein items, cleanses, fresh salads, and soups.
MAEVERY PUBLIC HOUSE
20 E. Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff, 847-604-3952, maevery.com
Maevery Public House’s ever-evolving menus highlight items that are chef-driven, simple, and straight forward. From the sausage to the ketchup, everything is made in house. Their bar program features thoughtfully crafted, smart takes on classic cocktails. The wine list is composed of mostly American standouts by both the glass and bottle. Craft beers, domestic favorites, and super local beers are also available.
MARKET HOUSE ON THE SQUARE
655 Forest Avenue in Lake Forest, 847-234-8800, themarkethouse.com
Market House on the Square offers food crafted in the rich tradition of American cooking—and one of the best al fresco dining experiences that can be found any where on the North Shore.
MOLLY FLAVIN FLOWERS. GIFTS. HOME
259 Market Square in Lake Forest, 847-604-4255
Molly Flavin fell in love with floral design and made her dreams come true in opening her own Lake Forest shop— Molly Flavin Flowers. Gifts. Home. The concept for Flavin’s store is a hybrid florist, gift shop, and home store. Flavin’s goal is to collaborate with clients to set beautiful tables for any occasion.
30 E. Center Avenue in Lake Bluff, 847-295-1020, theotherdoor.us
John des Rosier takes southwestern fare to a whole new level at Lake Bluff’s Other Door restaurant, carefully sourcing food from local farmers who care deeply about what they’re producing.
91 E. Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff, 224-544-5585, prairiespresso.com
Prairie Espresso opened a year ago selling fresh roasted coffee from its little shop in the Scranton Alley in Lake Bluff, as well as baked goods from Cacao Sweets & Treats in Grayslake. With their extended summer hours, Prairie Espresso is now offering wine, beer, prosecco, and appetizers along with music and soft lighting in the alley.
REULAND & TURNBOUGH FUNERALS, CREMATIONS, AND BURIALS
1407 N. Western Avenue in Lake Forest, 847-234-9649, rtfunerals.com
Chad Reuland and Eli Turnbough have been comforting local families for years and have combined forces to help families celebrate the lives of loved ones.
SWEET PETE’S CANDY
270 Market Square in Lake Forest, 847-283-9500, sweetpetescandy.com
Sweet Pete’s manufactures a line of handcrafted quality chocolates and sells over a thousand different types of candies. Sweet Pete’s also offers space for children’s field trips, catered events, and parties and is run by a group of naturally fun people.