Westmont has a large and diverse mix of retailers ranging from small specialty stores to large retail chains. A charming downtown area offers a unique collection of establishments that include furniture shops, pharmacies, food marts, apparel boutiques, jewelry stores, restaurants and an ever-growing number of new retailers. The village takes pride in encouraging retail growth while carefully maintaining its original character and historic charm.
More shops and services can be found along Westmont’s main thoroughfare, Ogden Avenue. Running east and west through the village, Ogden Avenue is occupied mainly by businesses such as shopping plazas, convenience marts, restaurants, freestanding stores and service providers. St. James Crossing is one such shopping center off Ogden Avenue, hosting a varied mix of upscale national and regional chains. Nearby International Mall offers patrons authentic Asian shops and restaurants.
One of the largest groups of upscale car dealerships in the western suburbs is also located along Ogden Avenue. An estimated 40 percent of the village’s sales tax revenue comes from sales made by these dealers, and it’s no wonder. People throughout Chicago and the suburbs come to visit such quality high-end retailers as the Ogden Auto Group (Ogden Chevrolet and Ogden Lincoln Mercury) and Lamborghini Chicago. Additional automobile establishments include Oakbrook Toyota in Westmont, Laurel BMW of Westmont, McGrath Acura of Westmont, McGrath Lexus and Mercedes Benz of Westmont. All offer a personalized, superior experience, ensuring customers success in happily finding the car of their dreams.
While great shopping opportunities abound, Westmont is also home to approximately 90 restaurants consisting of neighborhood favorites as well as regional attractions. Fine dining establishments, fast food chains, sports bars, casual restaurants, diners, pancake houses, delis and coffee shops offer scrumptious food and tasty beverages sure to please any palate.
The food reflects the diversity of the population, offering fabulous dining choices catering to a variety of tastes. Area restaurants cook up delectable ethnic cuisine with a choice of food including German, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai and more. Standard American fare is just as easy to find, with delicious hotdogs, hamburgers and sandwiches readily available in every corner of the village.