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Opening a Business

How to open a business in Winnetka?

Step 1: Tell us what type of business you would like to open and where you would like to open it.

We will perform an internal zoning review to determine if the Village code allows your type of business in the location you requested.

Step 2: If the zoning is approved, schedule a free pre-occupancy walk through inspection.

This is an on-site meeting to inspect the property and discuss if any corrections need to be made before opening. This is a great opportunity to learn about building permit and sign regulations and the many ways the Village can help to promote and market your new business to the community.

To open a new business contact Megan Pierce at 847-716-3541 or email

Continuous Pop-Up Store

Coldwell Banker, located at 568 Lincoln Avenue, received approval to expand into the former A. Perry Homes space in the Galleria Building. One requirement of the approval involved keeping part of the storefront space reserved for pop-up retail businesses year-round. If you are interested in opening a pop-up store please contact Jennifer at 312-523-7541 or


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