Oak Park, IL, Recruits Retail for Urban Market With Support From Buxton


The Village of Oak Park, Illinois, is an urban suburb of Chicago and is home to approximately 52,000 residents in 4.5 square miles. With a historic downtown, the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the world, and the distinction of being the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway, Oak Park attracts approximately 200,000 visitors per year.

The Oak Park Economic Development Corporation turned to Buxton to identify tenants that would reinforce the community’s collection of local and national retailers. Download the case study to learn how Buxton’s analytics and SCOUT application have helped Oak Park to recruit an urban-format Target and identify niche retail opportunities. 

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