Business Opportunities

Welcome to Downtown Downers Grove!

Downtown Downers Grove is located 22 miles west of downtown Chicago, within 20 miles of both major airports and conveniently located to all major expressways. The Metra Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railway Line offers a 23-minute express train between the city of Chicago and Downers Grove Main Street Station. The Downers Grove Main Street Station ranks as one of the top five busiest stops in the Metra system.

Downtown Downers Grove underwent a complete renovation in 2001. The renovation included replacing century-old infrastructure with new storm and sanitary sewers, water mains and underground utilities. In addition, new sidewalks, streets, signage, park benches and landscaping were added to the downtown. These renovations led to the Village of Downers Grove winning the “National Award for Historic Restoration/Preservation” from the American Public Works Association.

Welcoming small businesses, as well as regional and national brands, Downtown Downers Grove is the proud home to over 300 businesses.

Whether you are catching a movie at our historical theatre, shopping for a special gift, dining at one of our award winning restaurants, or utilizing one of our great service businesses; Downtown Downers Grove has something for everyone. Come on in!

For additional information about Downers Grove and all it has to offer, contact one of our Community Partners: Village of Downers Grove, Village Council, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation, Chamber630 and other organizations regarding downtown business matters.

Opportunities for Your Business

Downtown Downers Grove Management Corporation hosts an event a month for our downtown businesses. We encourage all business to take part in these events that are loved by residents and non-residents alike. For more information on how to get involved in these events please contact Erin at or 630-725-0991.

Monthly Event Calendar

Downtown Downers Grove Management Corporation emails out a monthly Calendar of Events, listing the different events, seminars, and classes that our downtown Downers Grove businesses host. This email is received by approximately 2,100 business owners, residents and non-residents. If you have an event coming up in your business that you would like to inform the public of, don’t miss this opportunity and submit your event to

Business Owner Meetings

Downtown Management Corporation holds meetings for the Business Owners to network and brainstorm with one another on upcoming events. This meeting is held quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month at 8am at Gatto’s Restaurant and Bar. For more information please contact us at 630-725-0991.

Social Media

Downtown Management Corporation is active in many Social Media avenues. We post up to date info regarding downtown events, new businesses, important Village news, photos, etc. to maintain a presence in Social Media. Please like our Downtown Downers Grove Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest. If you have any questions regarding Social Media please contact us at 630-725-0991.