Lake Forest Station Pop Up to Open November 24
Mike Strong, Assistant City Manager
Original art by George Erkenswick, a current Senior at Lake Forest High School
The City of Lake Forest will reopen the Pop-Up shop, Lake Forest Station, at the East Lake Forest train station on Wednesday, November 24. The shop will bring back an exciting vibrancy to the downtown shopping district for the holiday season and support many Lake Forest non-profits by providing a venue to raise their visibility and sell branded items. The Pop Up will offer a new collection of limited-edition Lake Forest merchandise.
The City along with our sponsor, Lake Forest Bank & Trust, hope to promote local shopping and help to bolster the Lake Forest business community.
Lake Forest Station will open on Wednesday, November 24 , and operate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through Thursday, December 30. We will offer some special shopping days during the week along with some special events Saturdays! The Pop-Up will be staffed by adult volunteers from each of the participating non-profits this season. If you haven’t already, you can follow Lake Forest Station on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates and announcements.
Proceeds from the sale of non-profit merchandise will go directly back to their organizations. Gorton Community Center, Deer Path Art League, Elawa Farm, Lake Forest Open Lands Association, Paws for Patrick, Mothers Trust, LFHS Boosters, St. Marys School, Reading Power, CROYA, LF Sailing, Equestrian Connection, LFLB Green Minds, and Friends of the LF Library will take part during this holiday season! Net profit from Lake Forest Station will be distributed among participating non-profits.
George Erkenswick, a talented artist and senior at Lake Forest High School, created the illustration of Lake Forest Station, which will appear on community boards, advertisements, and shopping bags stickers.
When the lights go on at Lake Forest Station, the City hopes the unique Pop Up makes the holiday season a little bit brighter for Lake Forest and encourages all to stop in!