- Berwyn Shops -
A Homegrown Project
Applications Are Now Open for the 2023 Berwyn Shops Season!
Berwyn Shops: A Homegrown Project
Berwyn Shops is a retail incubator for the City of Berwyn designed to support emerging entrepreneurs, artisans, and makers who are committed to taking their businesses to the next level. Located at 6931 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, IL, this homegrown project features twelve 12'x15' cottage-style shops. During the season, the shops open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June to mid-December.
The participating shop vendors will be selected by a jury committee of 13 community volunteers, including Roosevelt Road business owners, local stakeholders, Berwyn residents, and prospective clients of the Berwyn Shops.
However, this homegrown project would not be possible without our Community Partners. Community Partners will be providing education, resources, and financial support for the Berwyn Shops. If you would like to partner with the BDC and the City of Berwyn, follow the link below!
Vendor Success Stories
Cook Off Competition
The Vulgar Vegan
Berwyn Shops' own The Vulgar Vegan competed in Ingredion's Plant Based Protein Cook Off Competition at The Hatchery Chicago and placed fourth, competing against catering companies and those with backgrounds in food science. Judges praised The Vulgar Vegan's Kick-A BBQ entry and said the No Meat on These Ribz tasted like "braised ribs." This was The Vulgar Vegan team's first ever cook-off competition and first trophy!
Plant Care Workshop
Fabiola, owner of @makrame.green, connected two hundred students from @mortoncollegepanthers with nature. During her workshop “Hug Me,” the students decorated pots and replanted beautiful Cacti and Succulents - making the event a complete success! Get your own gorgeous plant today at the Berwyn Shops or online at Makrame Green!
Elizabeth Aguirre from Juicey Gems did an amazing job representing the Berwyn Shops on the Werk Mija Podcast! She shared her journey from starting an online store, to selling her products at the Berwyn Shops. Thank you Werk Mija for hosting one of our AMAZING vendors! To listen to the full podcast, visit the Werk Mija page or listen to Episode 35 of the Werk Mija Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts or visit the Werk Mija - HERE!