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Address: 307 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047-8863
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Still recovering... but the charm potential is there

Trying to "shop small" this year, I drove out to Long Grove on a weekday afternoon searching for some unique gifts. It's been quite a while since I was last there. Many of the... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Merrill M
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Northbrook, Illinois

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Long Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Long Grove has been tired and had many store fronts that seemed to have no interest in doing business - opening at 10 and closing at 4. As of the last election cycle, Long Grove has finally replaced the entire Village Board with enthusiastic, positive folks who will help Long Grove thrive again. Already the tables are turning for this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want this to be very clear, the servers (not Gerri) were great and tried to accommodate us at every turn. The owner Gerri might be a little "intolerant" of individuals that were not born and raised in America (read between the lines here). My experience was not much different, and unsurprisingly I was with a Russian speaking group. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It is such a shame that the charming downtown area is pretty much a GHOST TOWN these days! It used to be a FUN afternoon out walking through all the lovely shops...but those days are gone! The landlords of these places need to be ashamed of themselves for forcing so many good businesses out of the area due to high... More 

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Thank Deborah S
Illinois
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133 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Long Grove could be, and should be, a great Chicagoland destination, but these days there isn't much there to justify a long trip to visit. Lots of empty buildings. Seems like rent is too high to keep most businesses there. But it can't be easy having a store in a location that's largely a weekend destination. I've always felt that... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Trying to "shop small" this year, I drove out to Long Grove on a weekday afternoon searching for some unique gifts. It's been quite a while since I was last there. Many of the buildings are vacant or being renovated or are for sale. The Olive Tap was a nice surprise, with extensive olive oil tastings. Seasons and Irish Boutique... More 

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Thank Merrill M
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909 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I've added one star since my last review. Long Grove has not been a full day's outing for a long time, but there have been enough improvements lately to provide a a pleasant afternoon. There are still a TON of empty stores. But there are also a couple of places to eat or get coffee; candy stores; a few galleries,... More 

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Thank illinois travelere
Big Rock
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124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited downtown Long Grove after visiting the confectionary. About half is being renovated and worked on and the rest is pretty good. The stores were priced well and interesting.

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Thank GinaDunlap
Las Vegas, Nevada
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734 reviews
340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Not as quaint as we remembered. Some of the cuter shops we used to visit are gone now. Seems like they are having trouble competing with nearby chains. Sad in a way.

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Thank McWett
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My good friend and I traveled to Long Grove today from Oak Creek, WI. I hadn't been to Long Grove in over 12 years and my friend had not been for many years also. What a shock and disappointment. It is virtually a ghost town with most shops either for rent or for sale, falling apart and we only found... More 

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Thank Kathie S
Lincoln, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The town and shops look like they might be interesting so i'd like to go back when a Fest is not going on and they aren't packed with people. We decided to go to the Apple Fest because we were in search of apples and it sounded like something new to explore. I expected to be able to buy a... More 

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