Allegro Dance Boutique

Allegro is a boutique retailer that aims to provide a fun and relaxed shopping atmosphere for you, our customer. We believe that all bodies in motion feel better and perform better when they are comfortable and look great. Allegro is intentionally a boutique, not a supply store, allowing dancers to shop for shoes, apparel, and accessories in an environment that is as beautiful as what they do. We invite you to check out our ever-changing selection of: • Fashion leotards • Stylish yoga and exercise apparel • Kids’ gymnastics and ice skating apparel Or simply drop in for advice on how to break in your pointe shoes or find a dance class near you. Our team of 100% passionate dancers is what keeps our company fresh, relevant, and growing. We are committed to giving back to and being active members of the local dance community. We want to be the dance store you’re friends with!

2114 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Lois & Company

Easy clothes for busy lives

2014 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

  Sometimes we wish our kids enjoyed shopping as much as we do. Luckily, Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony children’s boutique is a happy source of delight for children and adults alike. You will amaze your kids with stylish and trendy apparel for girls and boys 0-12, as well as one-of-a-kind toys and books. Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony carries an awesome selection of girls, boys, and infant clothes designed to handle your kid’s rough and tumble lifestyle as well as the special occasions when they must dress up. Sizes go from newborn up to 12 years old. Fans of Tea Collection will love that Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony is a Tea Collection Destination Store, and carries the largest selection of Tea in the North Shore. Other favorites include Kickee Pants bamboo clothing, See Kai Run shoes, as well Maya Papaya’s “Local Corner”, which exhibits products made by local artists and designers, from cool t-shirts, to books, and hand made toys

1901 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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  Don’t let the moniker fool you: Notice may be “the smallest department store in the world,” but our collection of fashion-forward clothing, special occasion dresses and accessories, personal care luxuries, baby and toddler gifts, and clever, quirky gifts is as large as any! Born from a family-owned framing store in 2007, Notice has become Evanston’s go-to retailer for bold personal effects: jewelry from small women-owned companies; handbags by companies including HOBO, Orla Kiely and mywalit; apparel by Bailey 44, Yoga Jeans, 3Dot, Westen; and so much more! At Notice, we know you’ll go to great lengths to find high-quality apparel and gifts, but we don’t think you should have to. That’s why we work so hard to keep our inventory fresh, sell our goods at honest prices, and serve every customer with a smile. Why head to the mall when you can get everything you need—plus a warm, friendly, and close-to-home shopping experience—right here on Central Street?

2112 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201


  If adventurous shopping sounds like “you,” then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll embark on a personal treasure hunt as you explore troves of fashion effects and wears, including: • Fashionable and flattering clothing • Unique purses, handbags, and accessories • Eclectic home décor • Vintage and contemporary handmade jewelry Stella’s large and colorful inventory makes it the perfect destination to find gifts for everyone on your list—including the babies, men, teachers, and hostesses in your life. If you see something you like, snatch it fast, as Stella treasures rarely last. We’re always rotating and rethinking what we keep in our store, making each trip to Stella is a new adventure—even for seasoned shoppers. Our customers love to come back again and again, which has made Stella a feel-good forum for women of all walks to socialize, network, and shop. Simply put, Stella is a whole lot of fun.

2116 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Great Harvest Bread Company

  Bread shouldn't be boring, dry, or full of air. Real bread is rich, moist, hearty, and great tasting. Great Harvest handcrafts real bread each and every day—grinding premium whole wheat in our own bakery and blending it with wholesome ingredients like yeast, salt and honey to create healthful bread that tastes amazing. For more than three decades we’ve been friends to Montana’s best family-owned grain farms. Our farmers share our passion for better bread products, which is why we know that every loaf we bake with their grains will be satisfying, nutritious, and unforgettably delicious. From flavor cravers to health nuts, mothers, students, and athletes, Great Harvest–style bread is sure to please your palate and provide the nutrients you need to stay strong, carry on, and keep on moving.  

2126 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Walsh Natural Health

  At Walsh, we believe in helping people live healthier lives. Walsh Natural Health is a community-minded health food store that has proudly served Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Rogers Park and the North Shore communities for more than 20 years. We carry a wide variety of treatments for the many physical, mental, and emotional components of illness. We thoroughly research our products to provide you with the best new products as well as tried-and-true remedies that have been around for many years: • Vitamins & Minerals • Flower Essences & Herbs • Homeopathy • Probiotics • Natural Face & Body • Fish & Other Healthy Oils • Natural Pet Products Our growing selection of health foods and supplements is just one of the reasons why our customers come back again and again. When you shop at Walsh, you’ll walk away with more than a clean bill of health. We hope you’ll have learned something, too! In addition to providing best-in-category certified health products, we also empower you to choose and use them on your own. With over 85 years in the natural products industry, our friendly staff can help you understand what our products are, how they work, and how they’ll affect your health. We are a natural health resource you can trust!

2116 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Apelian Carpets

Oriental Rugs and Carpets. Featurng Karastan, Stanton Couristan, Masland, and fabric carpets. Also hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and ceramic floors.

2900 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Harold's True Value Hardware


2912 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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Let's Tailgate, Inc.

As the Official Merchandiser of Northwestern University Athletics, the folks at Let’s Tailgate, Inc. know a thing or two about sports fandom. On game day, the only thing that matters more than chants, cheers, and celebratory fist pumps is looking the part while you do it. Let’s Tailgate! helps you unleash your inner fanatic by offering the newest name-brand sports gear for team supporters of every color: • Stylish flat-brim and classic snap-back caps • T-shirts from the biggest names in sports: Adidas, Nike, and more! • Team jerseys, including the newest designs for 2015 • Tailgating accessories for parking lot warriors of any allegiance Whether you’re a Wildcat, a Cub, a Bear, Blackhawk, or one who wears their Sox White, the pre-game party doesn’t begin until you say the words: “Let’s Tailgate!”

1805 CentralStreet
Evanston, IL 60201

Millefiori Florists Ltd.

MilleFiori is reminiscent of an old-world European flower shop. We offer hand-selected seasonal flowers that are flown in directly from importers around the world. Our custom floral designs are perfect for weddings, parties, corporate events, and everyday or special occasions. We strive to create fresh, exciting designs. With every customer, our goal is to go beyond mere flowers to create unique personal works of art. Our shop is built on the foundation of creativity, originality, quality, and, most important, customer service.

1943 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Old Town Oil

  More than a simple specialty shop, Old Town Oil is better described as a “playground for your palette." Each time you set foot in our store, you’ll surround yourself with dozens of the world’s best olive oils and vinegars. With a twist of the spigot they’re yours to taste, test, and take home to your kitchen. From spicy Italian oils to buttery-sweet Spanish varieties, our cold-pressed, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils are a healthy and flavorful addition to any meal. Pair them with our premium balsamic vinegars for delicious vinaigrettes, add them to sauces and marinades, or simply drizzle them over your favorite pasta dishes. Or give the gift of flavor a family member or friend. With delicious two- and four-bottle gift boxes to suit your special occasion, you’re bound to receive a tasty thank you from the lucky chef in your life.

1924 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

George Ritzlin Antique Maps and Prints

  We believe that maps are meant for more than getting you from A to B. They are works of art to be admired, decorations to hang on your wall, conversation pieces to enjoy with visitors, and historical documents to treasure and behold. For over a quarter century, we at Ritzlin have been local dealers of: • Antique maps • Atlases • Prints • Rare books We’ve spent countless hours scouring conventions, antique shops, catalogs, and more to ensure that our collection is the deepest and most interesting in Evanston and the surrounding Midwest. Member, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America All items offered subject to prior sale unless stated otherwise Hours by appointment Only

PO Box 8040
Evanston, IL 60201
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The Spice House

Follow your nose to Evanston’s widest selection of premium spices and herbs. A Midwest mainstay since 1957, The Spice House has a little something for everyone: exotic whole and freshly ground spices for the flavor purist, signature rubs for the barbecue buff, and easy-to-use dip mixes and sprinkles for gourmet-made-easy. Big and bold flavors are in the palm of your hand when you stop in to sample one of our 300+ unique products. You’ll quickly see why we believe that in-house grinding and small-batch blending makes all the difference. If your recipe calls for it, chances are we’ve got it, and in multiple varieties! Looking for lemony Greek oregano to brighten up your pasta, or tangy Mexican oregano to spice up taco night? Need some warm and sweet Vietnamese cinnamon sticks to warm a winter drink or a soft and subtle Ceylon to make your pie perfect? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find just the right spice! Try a pinch, take home a pound, and tell your friend you found it at The Spice House.

1941 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

The UPS Store

2906 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Oliver Trains and Toys

Oliver’s Trains & Toys is Evanston’s leading supplier of old-fashioned FUN! With oodles of brand-name toys, games, books, and crafts, Oliver’s is a community toy store for all ages—from tots to teenagers to grown-up tinkerers. If what you love to do is play, we have just the thing you’re looking for: • Toys for infants • Plush • Puppets and dolls • Cars, trucks, and trains. • Card games • Board games • Puzzles • Brain Teasers • Lego building blocks • Activities for outdoors Visit our Central Street storefront for a shopping experience that will make you laugh and a selection of toys you won’t forget.

2002 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
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Evanston Imprintables

1701 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
847 425 3991
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Gracie's, a women's wear boutique, has a little something for everybody. We carry up-to-date sportswear, dresses, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Stop in and introduce yourself!

1939 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
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Preston's Flowers

Preston's Flowers proudly serves the Evanston area. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

1726 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
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Sew on Central

Sew on Central is the best place to learn to sew! Our youth, adult, and private lessons introduce and continue the craft of sewing to small groups in our historic makers studio in Evanston, IL.

1937 Central St. Suite A
Evanston, IL 60201

Custom Eyes

What do Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, Stephen Colbert and Jeff Goldblum have in common? They all wear frames we carry at Custom Eyes! Custom Eyes has been reigning optical royalty in Chicago since 2003, and we are very excited to announce the opening of our first suburban location on Central Street. Our boutique carries handmade frames, featuring the latest trends from Europe alongside timeless classics. Our beautiful frames incorporate vintage plastic, jewelry-quality precious metals, and weightless titanium. We curate a refined collection of frames that are crafted, not produced. Lines we carry include Barton Perreira, DITA, Anne et Valentin, Mykita, Theirry Lasry, and SALT. Optometrists on site now taking appointments. Most major vision insurance accepted. We offer only the best optical technology available. Ask us about digitally surfaced bespoke progressives, specifically made for your eyes. Our staff carries over 50 years combined optical experience. We’ll help you look great and see beautifully.

1939 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Beer on Central

We have a passion for beer that we hope to spread throughout the community. We support local breweries and businesses. It is important to us to create and maintain a loyal customer base through a wide selection of craft beer, daily opportunities to sample beer, and knowledgeable staff. Large selection of cold and room temperature craft beer. A small quantity of craft spirits, wine, cider and mead also available. Stop in to taste & drink craft beer from 8 rotating taps while browsing through our large selection craft beer. Selected Breweries provide free tastings. Private parties are welcomed with advanced notice.

1930 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 905-0951
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Raven & Dove - The Porcelain Doctor

Raven and Dove is a unique gift shop featuring jewelry, Pylone kitchen novelties, Tokyo Milk perfume, Mr. Christmas Music Boxes, Italian leather wallets, Butter London Nail Lacquer, and Seda candles. Gifts for the woman who has everything. Jewelry and table art by Michael Michaud of Silver Seasons, Holly Yashi of California, Lavie Parisienne Earrings designed in Paris, and Israeli designer Ayala Bar. Travel bags and slippers by Goody Goody, make-up bags from designer Amy Butler, Michael Aram cheese boards and picture frames. The Porcelain Doctor China Repair Studio repairs and restores figurines and vases such as Lladro and Hummel. China repair to your decorative hierloom pottery and porcelain since 1976. We have restored items for museum collections, such as the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Glessner House.

1810 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
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