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Shopping

Romeoville is a great place to shop with all kinds of wonderful malls, historic shopping districts, and one of a kind shops nearby.  Here are some suggestions and tips for shopping economically and planning your budget.  Another useful resource for finding your way around Romeoville and the surrounding area is MapQuest.  This website provides maps and directions to many destinations that you might not be familiar with yet!

Where to shop

There are lots of hidden jewels tucked away in the charming shops of downtown Lockport, Naperville, and other surrounding communities.  Here are some of our favorites:

Malls

Large all encompassing stores

  • Wal-Mart
    200 S. Bolingbrook Drive (IL 53)
    Bolingbrook, IL
    (708) 739-4800

  • KMART
    1801 W. Jefferson Street
    Joliet, IL
    (815) 725-9354

  • Wal-Mart
    305 S. Larkin Avenue
    Joliet, IL  
    (815) 744-7575

  • Target
    2701 Plainfield Rd.
    Joliet, IL 
    (815) 439-6940   

Groceries/Food Stores

  • Jewel Osco Store
    20 S. Weber Road
    Romeoville, IL60446
    (815) 293-0665

  • Dominick's
    435 N Weber Rd
    Romeoville, IL.
    (815) 293-0594

  • Meijer
    225 N Weber Rd
    Bolingbrook, IL.
    (630) 679-6501

Flowers, Gift shops and Boutiques

  • The Marmalade Tree
    530 Lockport Street
    Plainfield, IL
    (815) 254-8995

  • The Gazebo Gift Shop
    www.jolietpark.org
    227 N. Gougar Road
    Joliet, IL
    (815) 741-7278

  • Stamp Tyme (art rubber stamps, stencils, inkpads, markers, etc.)
    201 State Street
    Lockport, IL
    (815) 836-8180

  • Petals and Twigs (Country gifts, silk flowers, gift baskets)
    900 S. State Street
    Lockport, IL
    (815) 838-8750

  • Daisy Den Florist
    Mary Ann Kantowski
    Cindy Pytlewski
    213 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 886-0419

  • Florals in Silk
    Joyce Williams
    759 Luther Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 293-3430

Department Stores

(Clothing, home accessories, furniture, jewelry, appliances, etc.)

  • Sears
    2 Louis Joliet Mall
    Joliet, Illinois
    (815) 439-2280

  • J.C. Penney
    3340 Mall Loop Drive
    Joliet, IL  
    (815) 439-1400

Specialty Stores

  • Buikema's Ace Hardware
    Jack Clymer
    445 Weber Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 886-7082

  • Romeo Plaza 1-Hour Cleaners
    Myung Lee
    338 A N. Independence Blvd., Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 886-9473

  • Mail Boxes Etc.
    Mike Grubb
    429-B N. Weber Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 293-3950

  • Tuffy Auto Center
    Ronald Hutton
    652 Independence Blvd., Romeoville, IL 60446
    Phone: (815) 886-5700

Thrift Stores
(Used furniture, clothing, appliances, etc.)

Thrift shops offer second-hand (i.e. used) items for a much lower cost than their initial purchase cost.  Because it is expensive to set up an entire household by buying everything new, and because you may want some items only for the time you live here to complete your studies, you may find thrift shops very valuable indeed!  Do you need a blanket or an extra set of sheets?  a few extra dishes or glasses?  Some extra layers of clothing in the winter?  Thrift shops may be your answer.  Additionally, thrift shops frequently use their proceeds for charitable causes.  Here are some local thrift shop addresses:

  • Goodwill Industries (near the Louis Joliet Mall)
    3084 Hennepin
    Joliet, IL
    (815) 609-9740

  • Thumbalina Boutique
    25311 W. Eames
    Channahon, IL
    (815) 467-5539

  • St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop
    309 N. Chicago Street
    Joliet, IL
    (815) 476-2366

  • Unique Thrift Stores
    2155 W. Jefferson Street
    Joliet, IL  
    (815) 730-8099