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

So what kind of business will succeed here? We have held numerous community engagement meetings, have done a Buxton Retail Assessment and have correlated this figures with sales tax reports and county-wide leakage factors to determine the most desired retail we'd like to see here in Monmouth. The top contenders are:

  • High-End Retail Food Store (organic, local, gourmet)
  • Coffee Shop
  • New and Used Book Store
  • Bike Shop
  • Sporting Goods Focusing on Local Youth
  • Small Scale Jewelry Store (with repairs)
  • Collectable Gun Shop
  • Niche Women's Clothing (linen, etc.)
  • Art Supplies/Framing
  • Band-based Music Store (with lessons)
  • Unique Gift Shop
  • Second Run Movie Theater

Of course, we are looking for retailer to create a unique destination - and 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:

Angie McElwee

Executive Director, Monmouth Chamber of Commerce

(309) 734-3181

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Paul Schuytema

Director of Community Development, City of Monmouth

(309) 734-2141

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