shops, restaurants, services and more >

Discover all Downtown Wheaton has to offer! Spend a day out with friends, create cherished memories and find unique gifts for loved ones.
Browse the DWA business directory now >


discover special events coming up in Wheaton >

Whether you are looking for a Signature Downtown Wheaton Association event or one hosted by one of our members, check out our Calendar of Events for the latest activities, openings and celebrations.


in the Downtown Wheaton community >

We want to hear from you! Comment on a News item, send us a photo from an event, share News on Facebook. You ARE Downtown Wheaton.


get started now: download the DWA Business Guide >

The DWA will guide you through the steps of opening a business in downtown Wheaton. The DWA Business Guide includes local demographics and statistics, information on applying for grants, links to online applications and more >


online with the DWA's easy online applications >

Use these simple online forms to apply for a Retail Business Grant or a Façade Improvement Grant. The DWA will contact you with follow-up information. General questions? Contact us to ask a DWA expert.


currently available in downtown Wheaton >

Browse business spaces that are currently available for rent or purchase in downtown Wheaton. Contact us for further assistance in finding the property that's right for your specific location, size and layout requirements.


to support your downtown Wheaton business >

The Downtown Wheaton Association was founded to maximize business opportunities and foster pride in downtown Wheaton. Discover how our expertise in marketing and community building can help your business grow >


and enjoy the difference our organization can make >

As a DWA member, extensive benefits and marketing tools are at your disposal, including an enhanced listing in our directory, calendar postings, possible inclusion in Shoppers' Club enews, jobs board postings and more. Become a member >


start using your member profile and tools today >

To access the DWA member marketing tools and your profile, simply log in here. >
Once in the system, you can:

  • update your company profile
  • add an event to the calendar
  • post a job, and more

Questions? See our FAQ >

Open a business in downtown Wheaton





Downtown Wheaton, ILLINOIS ENJOYS A FINE HISTORY STEEPED IN tradition, yet it stays in touch with current trends. Today’s downtown Wheaton features a culturally-rich mix of restaurants, shops and services that attracts a nationwide customer base.

Founded more than 175 years ago, Wheaton is vibrant and growing today due to its strong sense of community and family. It continues to set the pace for neighboring towns. Responding to public demand, Wheaton was one of the first cities in the area to adopt outdoor café-style dining and beverage service. Quality dining has joined with modern retail shops and personalized service to create a community destination that is hard to beat.

A special benefit of owning a business in downtown Wheaton is the level of support offered by the DWA. One of the core purposes of the Downtown Wheaton Association is to encourage and support new businesses in order to help our community grow. We have done so in a variety of ways, including:

  • Offering tools and expertise to help you get started
  • Providing continuing support to local businesses, including the many features of our website: the DWA Business Directory, a DWA members Jobs Board, a Calendar of Events, marketing tools such as the Shoppers’ Club and Featured Business honors
  • Hosting events to attract the community and shoppers, and much more.

Get started today!

Download the DWA Business Guide to take your first steps in opening a business in downtown Wheaton. This guide features local demographics, information about grants that are available and a step-by-step list to help make the process easier. DWA is here to help: contact us today >


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