Published Dec. 3, 2009
Move over Letterman - we've got our
own top 10 list this week
From the home office in
Hinsdale, Illinois ... the category today is the top 10
reasons why it’s a great idea to shop in Hinsdale this
You’ve already heard all the
Christmas songs in WLIT’s library.
You won’t have to listen to George Michael’s “Last Christmas” for
the millionth time as you fight traffic on your way to
the mall. Downtown Hinsdale, Grant Square and Gateway
Square are just minutes away.
No one wants another Chia Pet from
you in their stocking.
Hinsdale offers a variety of stores that carry unique, quality
items you just won’t find anywhere else. Many times the
person working behind the counter is the owner, who can
offer valuable insight into the merchandise.
You can’t stomach one more stale
Avoid mass-produced mall food by enjoying a homemade scone for
breakfast, a choice of Italian, American or Chinese for
lunch and a real fruit smoothie for a snack at The Fruit
Store — all while checking off every name on your list.
Where else can you buy screws, hot
dogs, tires and an espresso machine all from the same
You’d rather invest in Hinsdale’s
streets than Mayor Daley’s airport.
When you shop in Hinsdale, as the banners downtown remind you, you
invest in Hinsdale. Sales tax revenue is an important
part of the village budget and helps to pay for things
like repairing streets and replacing sewers.
You have a lot — or a little — to
Gifts as inexpensive as $1 are available right here in Hinsdale.
(Check out our list of 100 gift ideas for $100 or less
on Page 7.) If you’d prefer to spend five or six
figures, Luis at Razny or Susie at Hinsdale Furriers
will be happy to help you lighten your wallet.
The nanny deserves a day off.
Buy your own stamps, drop off your own dry cleaning and pick up
your own groceries in between finding the perfect gifts
for family and friends.
This may be your last chance to
see Sean at Hinsdale Wine Shop before he loses so much
weight that he disappears completely.
You don’t like artificial trees —
or artificial towns.
Hinsdale wasn’t built to look like a quaint little village. It is a
quaint little village, a place where everybody knows
your name. At holiday time, festive decorations,
carriage rides and cookie decorating make it all the
And the No. 1 reason to shop
in downtown Hinsdale is ...
The village — with support from
the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, Automated Forms and
Graphics, Dips and Dogs and The Hinsdalean — is offering
the perfect gift this holiday season. Parking (up to
three hours) will be free in the downtown business
district every Saturday before Christmas in December.
You can always park for free at Grant Square and Gateway Square,