Crystal Lake, a community of 40,000 in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, quickly translated growing demand – filling retail corridors, encouraging reinvestment in multiple malls, and developing new sites with high-end retail. retail, restaurants, health care, fitness facilities and housing.
When it comes to business opportunity and livability, Crystal Lake is the undisputed leader in McHenry County and the northwest suburbs. Businesses that open in Crystal Lake stay in Crystal Lake because of their success and the excitement within the community. Last year, residents and visitors spent more than $130 million at restaurants in Crystal Lake. According to the Illinois Department of Revenue, Crystal Lake recorded over $1.3 billion in retail sales. Crystal Lake also ranks in the top 20 retail sales in the Chicagoland metro area. “Thriving businesses here in Crystal Lake are a testament to our success as a community,” said Mayor Haig Haleblian.
Home to approximately 4,000 businesses, Crystal Lake offers a wonderful balance of restaurants, regional and national retailers, small independent businesses, and corporations. Crystal Lake is excited to welcome a wide variety of new national brands like Guzman Y Gomez, Crumbl Cookies, Summer Moon, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Orange Theory and more. Many of these new additions chose Crystal Lake as their first location in Illinois, underscoring the city‘s success. Locally recognized Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters owner Mike Shipley said, “Development is ongoing at Crystal Lake” and knew there would be strong growth. So he chose to expand his business operations to Crystal Lake by adding a corporate headquarters and a dedicated roasting facility. He added “There’s a great synergy between the community and the experience we’ve created, and it’s allowed us to establish ourselves and grow.” With success comes expanded opportunities as the community continues to grow.