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Shopping and Dining

Shopping and Dining

Tourists come from all over the country to shop in St. Charles with its array of retail stores — from quaint antique shoppes to national retailers and malls.

The city’s shopping districts include Olde St. Charles and Century Corners set in a “yesteryear” theme; downtown St. Charles, with its appealing, unique blend of shops and services; and the 1.05-million-square-foot Charlestowne Mall, one of the Chicago suburbs’ preeminent regional malls, anchored by Sears, Von Maur, Carson Pirie Scott and Kohl’s.

Kane County Flea Market

For real variety, be sure to visit the famous Kane County Flea Market. Hundreds of dealers selling just about anything you can imagine set up their open-air storefronts and indoor booths the first Sunday of each month and the preceding Saturday year round at the Kane County Fairgrounds. St. Charles serves up a tempting menu of about 120 restaurants, offering everything from fine gourmet dining and exciting ethnic and American Continental cuisines to fast-food chains, sandwich shops and pizza pubs. Whether meeting business associates for breakfast or enjoying a casual lunch with friends, a family night out with the kids, or an intimate late night dinner for two, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for right in St. Charles.

CONSUMER SPENDING PATTERNS
for Zip Codes 60174 & 60175

Please be sure to visit our restaurant guide highlighting the Chamber member restaurants. This guide gives you additional information and includes details such as outdoor dining, valet parking, carry-out services, reservation requirements, etc.

Annual expenditures (aggregate in 000s) • $786,004
Food at home • $78,970
Food away from home • $81,320
Alcohol at home • $13,475
Alcohol away from home • $7,306
Household furnishings/equipment • $24,681
Household textiles • $10,857
Household appliances/equipment • $27,102
Household services/repairs • $30,371
Apparel and services • $77,214
Entertainment • $96,473
Transportation • $111,072
Healthcare • $56,989
Personal care services • $15,247
Reading materials • $9,279
Contributions • $38,489

Source: Claritas, Inc. 2008

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