Category Archives: Downtown CL Business News

The Great American Take-Out

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Please note: some businesses are taking phone orders only, and some prefer online website or app orders. Check with the individual business — but please make the effort to support! In response to Governor Pritzker’s executive order which closes all restaurants and bars for dine-in food service, many of our Downtown eating establishments are now […]

Downtown Crystal Lake Sparkles with Gem Award Winners

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Downtown Crystal Lake Sparkles with Gem Award Winners The Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street annual meeting and awards night was held Monday, February 3, 2020 at Old Towne Hall.  Members and guests celebrated with a delicious dinner, music, and lots of neighborly fun! Businesses and individuals were recognized and honored with a Downtown Gem Award from […]

Congratulations

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Downtown Crystal Lake Sparkles with Gem Award Winners The Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street annual meeting and awards night was held Monday, February 4, 2019 at Old Towne Hall.  Members and guests celebrated with a delicious dinner, music, and lots of neighborly fun! Businesses and individuals were recognized and honored with a Downtown Gem Award from […]

Shop Small, Shop Local!

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Small Business Saturday was a smashing success!  Help us keep the momentum going! Support the businesses that support your community!

Open Sundays in Downtown Crystal Lake!

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Many of your favorite downtown merchants are OPEN on Sundays. Come on and visit Downtown — 7 days a week! Businesses Open Sundays Click on the link to see who’s open.

Shop BIG in SMALL Shops!

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It’s countdown time!  No worries — come to Downtown Crystal Lake and find everything you need for a wonderful holiday season. Downtown Crystal Lake is home to over 180 individually owned businesses, ready to serve you. Don’t forget to Shop BIG in SMALL Shops!  Support the businesses that support your community.

2017 Best of the Fox Winners

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Congratulations to Downtown Crystal Lake’s 2017 Best of the Fox Winners! Akasha Yoga Yoga – One of the Best Area 51 Tattoo Tattoo Shop – The Best Benedicts La Strata Breakfast – The Best Bloody Mary – The Best Omelette – The Best Outdoor Dining – The Best Pancakes – The Best Vegetarian – The […]

Hoppy Easter! Dining Options in Downtown Crystal Lake

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Hop on down to Downtown Crystal Lake for Easter on Sunday, April 16th. Everything you need to fill your Easter Basket can be found downtown — toys, candy, chocolates, gifts, and gift certificates too!  Don’t forget to order your Easter desserts too! How about some Easter Sunday dining options?  We will be adding to this […]

Downtown Sparkles with Gem Award Winners

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The Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street annual meeting and awards night was held Monday, February 6, 2017 at Old Towne Hall.  Members and guests celebrated with a delicious dinner, music, and lots of neighborly fun! Businesses and individuals were recognized and honored with a Downtown Gem Award from the Crystal Lake Main Street organization.  The Downtown […]

Extended Holiday Hours

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Many of our Downtown Crystal Lake merchants are offering extended hours this holiday season.  Check back often, as this list will be updated regularly. Agnes Oh!, 79 N. Williams St. Monday 12/19 (10AM – 5PM) Tuesday & Wednesday 12/20 & 12/21 (10AM – 6PM) Thursday & Friday 12/22 & 12/23 (10AM – 7PM) Benedicts La […]

Welcome Main Street America!

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On Thursday, November 3rd, Downtown Crystal Lake will host participants of Main Street America’s Community Transformation Workshop.  Visitors from 14 states (and the District of Columbia) will attend a workshop entitled Real Estate Development with Economic Impact in Main Street, presented by Don Rypkema.  Our guests will have an opportunity to explore Downtown Crystal Lake, […]