Lake St Biz Open

Access to restaurants and businesses with pick-up and delivery services will remain open on Lake Street between Oak Park and Euclid Avenues during the closure from September 10 through mid-November. The Village has worked with individual restaurants to explore alternate outdoor dining locations adjacent to their buildings. While the Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue intersection is closed, local vehicle access will be maintained and short-term parking locations for access to local businesses remain open. The Avenue Parking Garage, just steps from Lake Street, offers 535 spaces; entrance off North Boulevard.

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Enjoy your favorite local shopping with a special incentive. Save your receipts when you shop and dine in Downtown Oak Park, Hemingway District and Pleasant District between May 1 and October15, 2020! Receive $25 in Shopper’s Reward certificates by spending $20 or more at five participating businesses with a grand total of $200 or more. Details here.

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There are five 24-hour public parking garages that offer convenience for residents and visitors to Downtown Oak Park, Pleasant District and the Hemingway District. Public parking lots, metered spaces and neighborhood street parking is available as well from Harlem Ave. to Austin Blvd. See available area parking garages and lots

See how Lake Street businesses have weathered construction and COVID-19.

Strengthening Lake Street’s role as the community’s central tourism and retail corridor

After several years of planning and community input, a streetscape improvement project is getting underway with the goals of improving traffic circulation and capacity, enhancing pedestrian and bicycle linkage between retail districts, replacing aging roadway and utilities, promoting private investment and economic development, and strengthening Lake Street’s role as the community’s central tourism and retail corridor.

Shoppers and visitors are encouraged to continue "business as usual" during construction. Sidewalk access to businesses and parking garages will remain accessible throughout the project. Major annual events like Thursday Night Out, Day in Our Village, and the Oak Park Farmer's Market will take place as scheduled. Any changes to parking information will be posted, along with alternate suggested routes or parking options. Ongoing construction updates will give visitors and residents notice of project timelines and progression.

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