North Avenue (IL Route 64) is a premier commercial corridor that is host to major retailers such as Menards, Starbucks, Verizon, Old Time Pottery, and family owned, Augustino’s Rock & Roll Deli & Grill.
North Avenue travels from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and locally connects suburbs like Elmhurst and Carol Stream to St. Charles and the Fox River Valley. The roadway is designed as a major, arterial state highway intended to move a high volume of traffic at high speeds. The corridor cuts through the very northern portion of West Chicago, acting as a critical business district for the City, while also somewhat separating the residential areas to its north from the historic core of the community.
North Avenue’s intersection with Route 59 anchors a major retail node, which is east of the former Charlestowne Mall site and Pheasant Run Golf Course.