Welcome to Downtown Bartlett
|Like many communities, Bartlett's downtown is the heart of the community. Village Hall, a Metra commuter station, the Chamber of Commerce, the Bartlett Center for the Arts, the U.S. Post Office, the Bartlett Depot Museum and a unique variety of dining, shopping and personal service businesses are all located in a walkable, safe environment where the Village first began 125 years ago.|
The Shoppes of Banbury Fair is the 30-plus-year anchor of the downtown business district, featuring a wide variety of products and services. It carries women's clothing and accessories, baby gifts, and home decor, and offers numerous classes and events throughout the year. Other downtown retailers include CVS Pharmacy, Spin Doctor Cyclewerks, Ion Nutrition, Book Lady's Book Attic, Yeah! Boardshop and another long-time anchor, the Bartlett Coin Shop.
Eating and drinking establishments abound throughout the downtown and include venues suiting a variety of tastes. Platform 18 opened in summer 2015, joining many other unique eateries, including TL's Four Seasons (Chinese and Japanese cuisine), JC's Mexican Restaurant, Pasta Mia, the Still, 2 Toots Train Whistle Grill and several others. Click here for a link to the map of establishments in downtown and throughout the Village.
|Many of Bartlett's community-wide events are held in the downtown area. The Bartlett Lions Club Labor Day Dash, the Festival of the Arts, Bartlett's well-known Fourth of July parade, National Night Out and Heritage Days, all bring thousands of residents to the downtown during the year.|
With the support of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the Village is currently completing a downtown Transit-Oriented-Development (TOD) Plan to help shape the physical and economic future of downtown Bartlett. Visit www.bartlettdowntowntod.com to learn more about the status of this project and how to become involved.The Economic Development staff works closely with property owners, landlords and brokers to bring new businesses into the downtown. Contact Tony Fradin, Economic Development Coordinator, 630-540-5940, for more information about available space or how to open your business in downtown Bartlett.