Downtown Freeport Businesses Staying Open Late During Cruise Night 2018

Freeport, Illinois — This might be the best news we’ve heard all year. With the many events held in Freeport’s downtown each year bringing thousands of people to its business district, one of best things our downtown businesses can do is to stay open during these times. It has been a topic discussed among shoppers and downtown business owners for years.

It’s not easy owning a business, especially if it’s a retail business though. Most of our downtown stores are run by local families. Being open early in the morning, late at night and open every weekend is a hard thing to do for most of them, who do want to accommodate as many shoppers as they can.  There has to be a balance, and this year we’re happy to say that balance, includes being open late during Cruise Night 2018.

For shopping you can find the following downtown businesses open late. 

Hilldale, a specialty boutique with fun, unique gifts for everyone and dogs too!
30 W Stephenson 3pm – 8pm
10% off everything in the retail store

Five Spotted Fawns, a specialty boutique with children’s and women’s clothes and unique gifts
15 S Chicago 10am – 8pm
10% off everything in the store, every $25 spent gets Hot Wheels car, snacks, face painting from 4-6

Flair Hair Boutique, a salon and boutique with women’s clothes, accessories, and salon products
14 E Stephenson St. 3pm – 8pm
10% off everything in the store

Generations Boutique, a boutique that specializes in women’s clothes, shoes, accessories, and home decor
21 S Chicago 10am – 8pm
Cruise On In Specials

Meier & Co, very unique home decor and DIY projects
26 W Stephenson 9am – 8pm
10% off everything in the store, $15 DIY “make and takes”

Rock and Rust, like no other antique/picking store you’ve ever seen
7 N Chicago 12pm – 8pm
10% off everything in the store

Swank & Mercier, unique clothing, jewelry, and accessories inside the beautiful Wagner House, 1st floor
1 E Spring 4pm – 8pm

Twice As Nice, perfect store for the treasure hunter
8 W Stephenson 10am – 8pm
20-50% off the entire store

For food you can find these downtown businesses open late. 

312 Beef & Sausage, known for Chicago dogs and Italian beef
116 W Douglas 11am – 8pm

Hilldale, serving a special Cruise Night menu
30 W Stephenson 3pm – 8pm
$5 burger & chips, $4 brat and chips, $3 hot dog and chip; tax free with cash payments

Mort’s Bar and Grill, known for exceptional burgers and specialty sandwhiches
114 S Chicago 8am – 2am

Pub 219, some of the best wings you’ll ever have
219 E Stephenson 11am – 2am
Grab and Go $5 meal 2-7: your choice of brat or burger, chips & a drink. Smokehouse wings on special

Salvation Army, order some great BBQ – help a non-profit!
106 W Exchange 3pm – 8pm
Holy Smoker BBQ

The Wagner House, upscale, lunch and dinner menu
1 E Spring 11am – 12am
Chase Sieting Live at 9pm

This Is It Eatery, right in the center of the action with a full Americana menu
16 N Chicago 11am – 10pm

Union Dairy, dessert and fun for the whole family. also serving a full menu
126 E Douglas 4pm – 10pm

Cruise Night 2018 will be held this year on Saturday August 11 from from 3-8 p.m. in downtown Freeport.

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