Oswald’s Pharmacy In Naperville – More Than Just Prescriptions

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As you drive through the streets of Naperville, you may notice several popular pharmacy chains that are quite common in most Illinois cities. However, Naperville has something that most cities no longer have:  a local pharmacy that has been a part of this community since 1875.

Oswald’s Pharmacy was originally located in historic downtown Naperville and moved to its current location in 2004. [Read more…]

Learning Express: A Naperville Toy Store

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Looking for a unique place to shop with your children that is not only fun but educational as well?  Well, look no further.  Learning Express is the place for you.  Learning Express is a toy store that is dedicated to creating a lively and interactive shopping experience that will please not only the young but the young-at-heart as well. [Read more…]

Casey’s Foods – Smart Answers For Grocery Shopping In Naperville

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Grocery shopping. One may look at it as an exhausting and tedious task that has to be done multiple times throughout the month. Associated with crowded aisles, long lines, and the inevitable hunger pains that compel you to purchase everything that catches your eye, it is seen as an errand. That is, until you have gone to Casey’s Foods. [Read more…]

Naper Nuts & Sweets: Downtown Naperville’s Sweetest Business

naper nuts and sweets logoWhen you visit Naper Nuts & Sweets in downtown Naperville, the second you walk in the door you will be greeted with delicious smells of handmade chocolates and popcorn. You will also feel as if you’ve taken a step back in time to an old fashioned candy store of days gone by.

Whether you’re in the mood for homemade caramel corn, fudge, nostalgic candies, popular candies, or even an ice cream cone, this little hometown shop has everything you could possibly want and then some. [Read more…]

It’s a Bling Thing! A Downtown Naperville Trendy Spot!

it's a bling thing logoit's a bling thing napervilleCostume jewelry, fabulous accessories, hair wraps, bows, headbands, watches, and customized charm bracelets are some of the items that It’s A Bling Thing offers.

bling thing ownersWhat I find so unique and surprising about this adorable downtown Naperville store are the more-than-affordable prices. When I put together a cute outfit, whether it is for a date night or a big presentation, I always love going to It’s A Bling Thing to accessorize without breaking the bank. Items range from $1 – $20.  Seriously! Instead of buying brand-new outfits all the time, I find satisfaction in shopping at It’s A Bling Thing to accessorize with scarves, watches, jewelry and change my outfits’ looks over and over again. [Read more…]

Welligee Personal Training – Interview With Ryne Gioviano

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“I need to get into better shape.”

That’s a comment many of us make to ourselves and/or our friends.  And there are many methods to accomplish that goal, both for free and via paid services.  One of these ways is with Welligee, a personal one-on-one training facility in Naperville run by Your Naperville community member, Ryne Gioviano.  We sat down with Ryne to ask him a little about what what Welligee is all about. [Read more…]

What You’ll Find At Twisted Olive Naperville

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Downtown Naperville is host to plethora of shopping options.  From chain stores to independent and local offerings, it’s a great place to browse and pick up gifts for all occasions.  Twisted Olive is one of the many charming retailers you will find lining Washington Street.  However, their location may not be as apparent as Barnes and Noble Bookstore or Beidalman’s Furniture. [Read more…]

Spa Lane In Naperville – Interview With Elena Bryant

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Serenity.  Peace. Tranquility.  Relaxation.

Four common words one strives for when looking to fulfill an hour, day, or weekend of indulgence. If you are a Naperville resident or just visiting, look no further than Spa Lane for that quick retreat of pampering. Whether you have specific skin needs, are in search of someone who can provide services on an ongoing basis, or need maintenance service, Elena Bryant, owner of Spa Lane, is your go to esthetician. Self-owned and operated, Elena has the ability to work with you on a one-on-one basis and provide attention to your specific needs.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Elena and learning more about Spa Lane.

Elena Bryant, Spa Lane Owner, Interview:

What is your background and experience?
I have been in the salon and spa business since I was 16 years old! I fell in love with the passion, purpose, and energy of the business and knew it was where I wanted to always be. [Read more…]

Guide To Naperville’s Saturday Farmers’ Market 2013

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Naperville Farmers’ Market

  • Begins Saturday, June 1 2013
  • Ends Saturday, October 26 2013
  • 7am to 12/noon
  • Located at the 5th Avenue Station parking lot (200 E. 5th Ave – Naperville, IL – 60563)
  • Phone:  (630) 369-5638
  • Street parking is readily available

The Naperville Farmers’ Market is an incredible place to find all types of great food items.  Plus, it’s a great value as many farmers offer produce for prices lower than the local grocery stores.  So, if you’re in the mood for finding great new items to try out, this Saturday morning, grab some hot coffee and an apple cider doughnut, and stroll through the wide array of vendors’ booths and farmers’ stalls. [Read more…]

Trader Joe’s In Naperville: Location, Hours, & More

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Trader Joe’s in Naperville offers affordable and unique grocery items.

Trader Joe’s Naperville Location & Phone

  • 44 W. Gartner Rd. – Naperville, IL 60540
  • (in the Naperville Plaza shopping center)
  • 630-355-4389

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Trader Joe’s Hours

Monday through Sunday:  8am to 9pm

What’s Unique About Trader Joe’s?

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