125 W. 1st Avenue

Blank slate! Great corner location in the Smith Building, which dates from 1897 when it was the Illinois Banker's Life Association. The owner will build to suit you. 

For leasing information, please contact:

Josh Smith

E&J Property Management

(309) 734-5551

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202 S. Main Street

This beautiful Queen Anne building dates to 1909. It is owned by the City of Monmouth, and exterior restoration work is underway. In the meantime, 202 is available to rent for $400 a month. This space is ready to go. It includes a large front room with plenty of shelves (from when it was a shoe store). In the back is a bathroom and another good-sized room that can be a break room or an office.

For leasing information, please contact:

City of Monmouth

(309) 734-2141

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90 Public Square

 

This 1,900 sq. ft. location is on the northwest side of Public Square, in the historic landmark Patton Block building. It features a maple floor, original tin ceiling, a front office and a rear work area. It has been renovated with new plumbing, new HVAC and a new facade.

For leasing information, please contact:

Tom Frantz

Frantz Community Investors

(319) 390-0013

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Former Coconuts Building

This interesting storefront is located on the southeast corner of the Public Square. The 800 sq. ft. space is ready to be built-out to the renter's needs and features a beautiful cast iron facade.

For leasing information, please contact:

Tom Frantz

Frantz Community Investors

(319) 390-0013

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Are you interested in opening or relocating a retail business here in Monmouth? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We have held community engagement meetings and worked with The Retail Coach (they provide gap/opportunity analysis) to determine what we'd like to see here in Monmouth. The top contenders are:

  • New and Used Book Store
  • Bike Shop
  • Sporting Goods Focusing on Local Youth
  • Small Scale Jewelry Store (with repairs)
  • Niche Women's Clothing (linen, etc.)
  • Art Supplies/Framing
  • Band-based Music Store (with lessons)
  • Second Run Movie Theater

We are looking for retailers to create an interesting destinationand deliver an exciting experience to our local and visiting shoppers. We want businesses who deliver exceptional customer service and amaze their clients.

If you are interested in becoming part of the growing Monmouth retail scene, please contact:

Monmouth Chamber of Commerce

(309) 734-3181

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City of Monmouth

(309) 734-2141

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So what makes Monmouth special? Why should you start or move your business to Monmouth?

In short, here are some top reasons:

  • We are the county seat.
  • We are the primary shopping destination for Warren and Henderson Counties (and draw from Knox County as well).
  • We are at the intersections of Routes 34 and 67.
  • We have the newest and best hotel in a 50 mile radius.
  • Over 14,000 vehicles a day pass through our community.
  • We are home to the region's largest employer (Farmland Foods).
  • We are the host community for a world class liberal arts college (Monmouth College).
  • We have a nimble, fiscally stable and technologically savvy municipal government.
  • Our cafe ordinance allows outdoor seating, eating and drinking for restaurants.
  • The entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 
  • We have a strong arts presence (visual, musical and performing).
  • Sixteen historic buildings have been renovated recently in our downtown.
  • We are the only municipality in the state to receive an inaugural Broadband Innovation Fund award.

For more specific information or if you are interested in becoming part of the growing Monmouth retail scene, please contact:

Monmouth Chamber of Commerce

(309) 734-3181

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City of Monmouth

(309) 734-2141

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