REOPENING DOWNTOWN ELGIN

Explore options below for ways to support our local businesses and come together as a community. Beginning on June 26th, Illinois will move into “Phase 4” allowing more businesses to open and restaurants to begin offering indoor service, following strict CDC guidelines. Most will continue to offer take out, delivery or curbside service and some offer outdoor dining. Online shopping and virtual programing will also remain popular options. Click the arrow below for updated details and check back regularly as information changes often. Please remember, always follow social distancing guidelines.

As Downtown Elgin Coronavirus information evolves, details on this page will be updated. Local businesses are working hard to innovate in these challenging times and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin will continue to support them. Together we’ll get through this.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT.

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Share pictures of your walk on social media using #ELGINWALKS and tag a Downtown business or organization for your chance to win 1 of 2 $50 Downtown Elgin gift certificates! When the Stay-at-Home order is lifted we will randomly draw 2 winners.

#ELGINWALKS

Take a walk to see some sights, get some exercise and enjoy your neighborhood while safely maintaining social distance guidelines. The five neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Elgin each offer hidden gems and unique attractions. You can walk to a park, walk to pick-up take out food, walk by a historic home or take a self-guided neighborhood tour. Help us showcase the hidden gems in our town and show off why we all enjoy living in Elgin!

ORDER TAKE OUT

When you’re tired of eating home cooked meals or are short on time remember most Downtown Elgin restaurants are still serving food for take out, delivery or curbside pickup. We’ve compiled a listing of restaurants with links to their Elgin take out menus, contact information and available ordering options. Is Coronavirus a Concern with Take Out?

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING – STAY HOME, STAY SAFE!

From art and history to yoga and belly dancing, there is something for everyone to enjoy from home! Challenge yourself or race your family to finish the Downtown Elgin Word Search.

WALKING MAP

As part of the #ELGINWALKS initiative we’ve created a custom map highlighting sights to see in the neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Elgin. The map also shows ideal walking routes for easy access to the Downtown. Explore the area virtually and make plans to take a walk soon!

EXPLORE LOCAL PARKS

Elgin Parks and Recreation invites you to explore Elgin’s 77 parks and facilities as you walk to stay active this spring. The Explore Elgin Parks Walking Tour is designed to promote wellness by encouraging families and individuals to walk more and stay healthy!

SEE HISTORIC HOMES

With information from the Elgin History Museum, the team at Explore Elgin created a helpful driving guide featuring historic homes in the Gifford Park neighborhood. Hop in the car, and take a trip through time as you explore some of Elgin’s most historic homes.

REOPENINGS – PARTIAL & “VIRTUAL”
(Updates Will Be Posted Here When Available)
(Is Your Business ReOpening? Email DNA to List Your Business Details Here)

Looking for Open Restaurants? Check out Elgin Eats!
Please contact individual businesses for open hours.

Andersen’s Engraving Shop & Order Online

Artistic Framing & Supplies – Call to inquire 847-741-8811.

Bella’s Bridal – Store now open.

Ben Shen Health – Inquire about private appointments & tele-medicine.

Big Head’s Tattoos – Open by appointment.

Blush by Tiffany – Reopening July 1 by appointment only.

Buckingham’s Steakhouse – Open per Casino regulations, call for availability.

Butera Market – Open daily 7am to 8pm.

Ceramica: An Art AffairPottery Paint Packages may be available, call to inquire.

Central Barber Shop – Call to inquire about hours.

Centre of ElginView virtual programming hereOpen for personal training by appointment. Call 847-531-7018 or email Dave Lopez.

Update from the City of Elgin: The Centre will reopen on Monday, June 29, adhering to Phase 4 guidelines. The workout facility and indoor lap pool will be available to a limited number of Members, in 90 minute intervals. Other amenities, including the walking track, remain closed. Group fitness classes will be available with attendee limitations. Drop in, daily visit or guest passes remain suspended at this time. Hours will be Mon-Fri 6am to 8pm and Sat-Sun 7am to 5pm. Members may call the fitness desk at 847-531-7025 or visit cityofelgin.org/register to sign up for a time slot.

City of Elgin City Hall
City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, June 29. Masks will be required by all. When possible, the public is encouraged to continue conducting business with the City online, over the phone (call 311 or 847-931-5614 if outside of Elgin) and by email (elgin311@cityofelgin.org).

Cook’s Sweet Boutique – Now open.

Crave Deli – Open per Casino regulations, call for availability.

Discovery ChurchOnline Worship Available – In-person service will be available on a limited basis beginning June 28th. Tickets will be available on their FB page.

Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin – Beginning Monday, July 6, the DNA will resume in-office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm. Masks are required to be worn at all times in the DNA office. Team DNA will continue to work remotely on all remaining business days throughout the week and will be working the Farmers Market on Friday afternoons through October 2. Appointments for meetings or business matters are encouraged. It is still advised to handle business remotely when possible. Please call 847-488-1456 to make an appointment or email info@DowntownElgin.com.

Dream Hall at 51 – Open for pop-up and special events. Visit Dream Hall on Facebook page for details.

Eastern Groove StudioLive Feed Class Options and in-person small classes available beginning in July.

Eaton’s Redwood Inn – Newly remodeled and bar reopening on June 26.

El Chicanito Bakery – Bakery open.

Elgin Antiques & Uniques – Store now open 7 days a week 11am to 5pm. Call 847-212-3933 or visit Elgin Antiques on Facebook.

Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce – Now open select hours, call 847-741-5660

Elgin Bike Hub – Now open Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Elgin Books & Coffee – Store now open or shop online at www.elginbooks.com (click “search our data base” and you’ll be redirected to their Amazon store).

Elgin History MuseumExplore Elgin History Online – Museum to reopen on Wednesday, July 8 for regular hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-4 pm

Elgin Key & Lock – Store open.

Elgin Knit WorksShop Online – Store now open with new hours.

Elgin Public MuseumOnline Educational Opportunities

Elgin YWCA – Inquire about summer activities.

Escapade 360 – Now open. Book an escape room here.

Explore Elgin Area – Working remotely, call 847-695-7540

Fat Cat Custom Guitars – Curbside and at-home delivery services available.

First Congregational United Church of ChristVirtual Services Available

First United Methodist ChurchVirtual Services Available

Fit Partners – Call to inquire about hours and class availability.

Funky Rooster Tattoo & Art Gallery – Now open by appointment only.

Gail Borden Public Library – The Gail Borden Public Library buildings and Bookmobile will be welcoming people in a safe manner starting Monday, July 6. Masks will be required. The first hour at all buildings will be reserved for vulnerable populations Monday through Thursday. Virtual programming will still be available. Participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! Read more about the library opening here.

Grand Victoria Casino – Reopening on July 1st. The buffet will remain closed. Please inquire about availability of their other restaurants. More Casino opening details here.

Guge Institute of Wildlife ArtShop online

Highland Loft Event Venue – Open for private tours and small scale events. Call to inquire.

Idaly Beauty Services – Now open by appointment only.

Imago EventsSchedule a Virtual Tour of Event Space or request an in-person tour. If you’re planning a summer gathering of 50 or less ask about their special 2020 pricing package discounted almost 70%!

Joe’s Barbeque & Fish – Call to inquire about open status 847-742-7777

Kellenberger Auto – Shop open.

Lounge 51 – Now open. Visit Lounge 51 on Facebook for details.

Martin Service – Shop open.

Martini Room – Cocktails to go available Thursday thru Saturday from 4pm t0 8pm. Order online. Now also open for inside service.

Pastigel Bakery – Call to inquire about open status 847-429-1969

PPG Paints – Store open.

Pro Boxing Fitness – Open for one-on-one personal training or small class sizes. Call to inquire.

Razor Heads Barbershop – Now open by appointment.

Red Poppy Bistro – Now open.

Rediscover RecordsShop Merchandise & Gift Cards – Store open.

Salon CoutureeGift Cards Available – Now open by appointment.

Shockey Jewelers – Store now open regular hours (Tues/Wed/Thurs 10am – 6pm and the first Saturday of every month 10am – 6pm) or by appointment for custom jewelry and diamonds.

Side Street Studio ArtsArt at Home Video Tutorials. Visit Side Street on Facebook for more virtual programming. Shop the “MADE” store every Friday.

Sophie’s Jewelry – Call to inquire 847-289-8725.

State Street Market Shops – Starting July 1st, open on Wednesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Still Life Meditation – Now open for small group events.

Suite CUTS – Now open by appointment only.

The Afterset – Bar now open.

The Haight – Reopening for small events. Call to inquire about exclusive pricing for bridal & baby showers, birthday parties, graduation parties and more!

The Loft of Elements Preserved – Schedule a tour on Friday’s between 3pm – 7pm or by appointment. Call to inquire.

Tom’s Auto Clinic – Shop open.

Topnotch TattoosShop Art Online – Open by appointment.

Town & Country Gardens – Floral delivery available, call 847-742-1135

Viator Coffee – Now open inside Dream Hall at 51.

Vida Yoga & Fitness – Open for small class sizes. Book on the MindBody app or call to inquire.

Whatnots & WhimsiesShop Online – Store now open.

WRMN RadioShop and Order Online – Free shipping – Redemption center now open, please call to inquire about hours.

Ziegler’s Ace Hardware – Store open.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED – REOPENING DATES TBD
(Updates Will Be Posted Here When Available)

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Let your imagination run wild with our “Build Your Own Mac N Cheese” menu. Every Tuesday! 5-10PM, Dine in only.

Check out this delicious Mac! One of our Signature Mac N Cheese options, called the “Fiesta Picante”.

Come check it out!!! Along with all the other choices.

Prickly Pear on tap all day! $4 on tap! Miller Lite bottles for $3.50.

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Meet Rich! You probably know him from his shop Rediscover Records in Downtown Elgin. As a music nerd, Rediscover Records is a culmination of his near lifelong dream. After a lifetime in the restaurant industry, Rich decided to finally open the shop in 2010. Meaning a recently celebrated 10 year anniversary this year. "Despite a few foibles here and there, I love the dynamic of downtown Elgin and especially the other indie small businesses that have cropped up in recent years. Our building dates back to the late 1800s, so that adds a cool element to the shopping experience here. This ain't no strip mall!" says Rich.
Despite recent challenges Rich remains positive. Seeing how people have really embraced the vinyl music format in recent years had brought a new generation of music lovers through his door. Record shops like Rediscover Records are definite destination shops. People come here from Elgin, other suburbs, Chicago, and even other states when visiting the area. There are even apps to find record stores!

“For just over 10 years, I've been grateful to be able to unlock the door and turn the sign to "Open" at Rediscover Records. It's really a dream job. Someone asked me about goals not long ago and I said I didn't really have any because I am living them. Here's to, hopefully, a few more years. We'll keep 'em spinnin' for you.” -Rich

We’re so happy to have Rich in our community. Not only is his shop incredible but Rich’s positivity and sense of humor make every visit even more special. Stop in and say hi Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm or Sunday 12pm-4pm
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COMMUNITY & BUSINESS RESOURCES

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Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin


31 S. Grove Avenue, Suite 100
Elgin, IL 60120
847-488-1456
info@DowntownElgin.com