Pacifica Square in Aurora is a unique multicultural destination in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, structured as a one-stop Asian lifestyle center offering Asian-inspired cuisine, shopping, leisure and entertainment. Due to upcoming expansion plans, this is the perfect time to explore the business opportunities available and discover if Pacifica Square is right for your business.
Highlights of Pacifica Square
Potential businesses will find many benefits from the unique nature of the Pacifica Square format including:
Pacifica Square houses a variety of interesting businesses to encourage visitors to stay and explore. For example, you’ll find almost two dozen Asian eateries serving a range of cuisines including Indian, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese. Nestled between the delicious food options are a variety of boutiques, gift shops, and salon and spa services, along with major shopping and entertainment attractions such as a large Asian supermarket, a Best Buy and Value City Furniture, and even a popular axe throwing venue. Explore the full directory for a complete list of shops and attractions.
It Fulfills a Need
The Pacifica Square development team identified a large and growing Asian population in Aurora and Naperville with very few resources across the northwest suburbs to meet the needs of this market. This development has created an all-in-one “lifestyle center” for area residents to live, work and play.
Local Buying Power
This location in the Western suburbs of Chicago has some of the strongest buying power in the region, supported by higher-than-average incomes, a substantial daytime workforce and desirable residential neighborhoods. Within a 5-mile radius of Pacifica Square, the population is 260,736, and total consumer spending is $3.5 Billion.
In addition to the permanent shops, cafes and attractions located at Pacifica Square, there are additional events, festivals, and outdoor markets that take place on a regular basis in order to attract additional visitors.
Pacifica Square is in a prime location, along Aurora’s Route 59 corridor, at the corner of Route 59 and E New York Street. It is easily accessible by way of several major interstates, expressways and arterial roadways which allows convenient access to residents of surrounding suburbs, as well as residents of the City of Chicago
To encourage shoppers to take their time exploring the many options available at Pacifica Square, important details were established to make visitors comfortable and the center more walkable. Visitors will find amenities such as covered walkways to protect from the elements, plentiful outdoor seating to take a rest and ample parking that is separated by beautiful, tree-lined walkways
Become Part of the Pacifica Square Expansion
Pacifica Square is expanding to become one of the largest Asian lifestyle centers in North America. As Phase 1 nears completion in 2022, after 4 years and an almost 90% occupancy rate, Phase 2 is expected to break ground in October, 2022. The Phase 2 expansion is scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2024. Because of this, they are currently looking for amazing businesses to complete their vision of creating a unique cultural destination like no other. Primarily, they are seeking diverse businesses to address all daily lifestyle needs, such as:
- Health & Wellness
- Food & Drink
- Service Providers
As Phase 2 of the expansion project approaches, residents of Aurora and the surrounding areas can anticipate an impressive new variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Current plans include:
- 5 additional buildings with over 56,000 sq ft of possibilities
- 20ft storefronts available for individual or combined leasing
- Estimated 30-40 flexible tenant spaces which can range from 800 – 5,000 sq ft
- A wide variety of new Asian businesses
- More outdoor dining and shopping
Work With Invest Aurora for Essential Business Resources
It can be a challenge to get a new business up and running. We understand that, and the team at Invest Aurora is here to help. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase your business in a unique and consistently expanding shopping destination. In order to get started, we can provide you with important business resources. Our economic development specialists will work with you one-on-one to choose the perfect site location in Pacifica Square, determine the best financing and incentive opportunities available, design your space, obtain appropriate licensing, create a strategic marketing plan and more! Contact us at 630-256-3160 or request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.