Retail and Service Gaps

A growing community requires local goods and services. In the past, Mahomet was truly a bedroom community to Champaign-Urbana, and residents expected to (and wanted to) travel to Champaign in particular for goods and services. However, new residents are accustomed to convenience and variety as they generally are relocating from larger cities. And as the demand increases, so do the opportunities for businesses to be successful even with such a large community nearby. Fortunately, we have lands available for development.

2012 ESRI data (more to come in 2016)

  5 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes
Total Retail Trade & Food/Drink $37,254,639 $45,542,440 $(279,180,434)
Total Retail Trade $32,600,078 $35,936,565 $(279,446,309)
Total Food and Drink $4,654,561 $9,605,875 $265,875


Core Commercial District runs from our western I-74 interchange at Il Route 47 through our historical downtown.

  • Downtown Mahomet - antique and resale shops, local restaurants, bar and brewery, personal service providers, offices, arts and crafting businesses
  • IL Route 47 / Lombard Street - Walgreen's, Shell Gas, Hen House restaurant, Arby's, used vehicle dealers, Taffie's and Wingery sit down restaurants
  • Eastwood Commercial Center - Subway, IGA, CVS, ACE Hardware, modular home sales, offices, local restaurants and personal service providers
This area has vacant and redevelopment lands available of various sizes and configurations. 

East Mahomet Commercial District runs along US Route 150 flanking our eastern I-74 interchange

Hundreds of acres of land along U.S. Route 150 have all utilities (including fiberoptic internet) available. It is primarily a TIF district and flanks route US Route 150 providing nearly two miles of frontage opportunities. Businesses with large parcel land needs would find this area desirable.