Lake Forest Station Pop Up to Open April 29

Mike Strong, Assistant City Manager


Original art by George Erkenswick, a current Junior 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 Thursday April 29. This time, the shop will cater to those shopping for Moms, Dads, and Graduates this spring, and will continue to support many Lake Forest non-profits by providing a venue to raise their visibility and sell branded items. The Pop Up will also offer a collection of limited-edition Lake Forest merchandise. 

By reopening a fun, well known shop in Market Square, the City hopes to promote local shopping and help to bolster the Lake Forest business community. 

Lake Forest Station will open on Thursday, April 29 and operate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, June 19. We will offer some special shopping days during Mother’s Day and Father’s Day week along with some special event Saturdays. The Pop Up will be staffed by adult volunteers and Lake Forest High School National Honor Society students who will earn service hours.  If you haven’t already, you can follow Lake Forest Station on Instagram.   

Proceeds from the sale of non-profit merchandise will go directly back to their organizations. Gorton Community Center, Elawa Farm, Lake Forest Open Lands Association, Friends of Lake Forest Library, CROYA, LFHS Spirit Store, Ragdale, Mothers Trust, Reading Power, DeerPath Art League, LF Sailing, Paws for Patrick and the Spirit of 67 will take part, among others. Net profit from Lake Forest Station will be distributed among participating non-profits.

George Erkenswick, a talented artist and junior at Lake Forest High School, created the illustration of Lake Forest Station, which will again 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 spring season a little bit brighter for Lake Forest and encourages all to stop in!

Stay Informed!