Help identify additional Legacy Businesses

Criteria for designation

To be considered for the Legacy Business Alliance, a business or non-profit organization must meet the following criteria and provide substantive written narrative describing the business’ history, unique characteristics, and contribution to the City’s living heritage.

The business has operated in Evanston for a minimum of twenty years.

The business or non-profit has demonstrated a significant historic, economic, cultural, or social contribution to a population or community, neighborhood, or the City.

The business or non profit commits to retaining its identified distinctive physical characteristics and business traditions which contribute to its identity.

Find a Legacy Business!

Browse our Legacy Businesses Directory to find businesses near you.