Shopping in Mattoon offers a range of clothing, jewelry and specialty items. Along with these shops, one can find a number of diverse restaurants and entertainment venues. Cross County Mall, two strip malls, shopping centers and freestanding retailers line the streets of the community.
Cross County Mall, positioned on the east side of Mattoon at 700 Broadway East, is equipped with more than 30 stores, anchored by JCPenney, Sears and Carsons. The 300,000-square-foot mall is host to numerous family-fun activities and events all year, including the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, arts and crafts shows, a lawn and garden show, the annual farm show, collectibles weekend, the annual new car show and the Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby event. Cross County Mall recently unveiled major renovations to its interior and exterior faŤade – greatly enhancing the shopping experience for its patrons. New features include updated landscaping, murals, new flooring and a central fountain.
The newest addition to the retail community is the Mattoon Marketplace at Route 16 and I-57. This modern development brings many new retail and restaurant outlets to the city, including Buffalo Wild Wings, CATO, Snap Fitness, PetSmart and others. Adjacent to the Mattoon Marketplace are major retailers Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Staples. Shoppers in Mattoon also enjoy visiting the Good Neighbor Shopping Center on the south side of the community, the Daisy Lane Scrapbooking and Craft Mall at 2619 Lake Blvd., as well as a variety of freestanding stores, like Aarons, and a mix of antique and specialty shops.