One of Bloomingdale’s favorite spots is Old Town Square. Located at Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, Old Town offers a collection of small retail and service businesses in restored buildings at the original site of the village’s first settlement.
The oldest building in Bloomingdale, originally built in 1849 as the First Baptist Church of Christ, is now the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. With its original ceiling and knotty pine floors, it is now host to a variety of fine arts and cultural exhibits throughout the year.
Additional cultural opportunities in Old Town include the park district’s summer concert series in Old Town Park or a visit to the Bloomingdale School of Music. The school, which has been serving the community since 1989, provides the highest quality music instruction in piano, voice and other string instruments.
If you are looking to purchase or repair a piano, Old Town is the place to go. For 30 years, Pickle Piano has sold and restored high quality new and used pianos. The name Pickle Piano is a metaphor for the process involved in restoring pianos. Like a cucumber is transformed into a pickle after much seasoning and preservation, so too are pianos. The name is a reflection of their commitment to transforming used pianos into the beautiful pieces of art and sound that they once were. Pickle Piano prides itself in selling only the best pianos at fair prices, and by educating its customer to make an informed decision.
Old Town is home to several local eateries with more to come in 2018. The rustic barn in the center of Old Town houses a Bloomingdale favorite: Rooster’s Bar & Grill. Rooster’s offers hearty American fare with a patio and lower level pub area. You can follow that up with something sweet from D’s Treats, which features delicious custom-made cakes, cookies, gourmet ice cream and a sweet shop upstairs. In 2018, two more, long-anticipated establishments will open:
Al Centro Trattoria and Wolfden Brewing.
A variety of service businesses also make their home in Old Town. Pan American Bank & Trust is located in the one-time Village Hall and School House. ServPro of Central Schaumburg/West Bloomingdale is in the old fire house at the end of Old Town Park. Others include the Law Offices of Hovde and Tufo, AB CPA, Inc. – Great Lakes Accounting and florist, Brianna’s Flowers.