Plaza del Lago

Wilmette, Illinois

Plaza del Lago is located in Wilmette, IL, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Situated on Sheridan Road, a thoroughfare that links Chicago with the idyllic suburban villages of the city’s North Shore, the center is both highly accessible and uniquely integrated within the residential community that surrounds it.

Originally built in the 1920s, Plaza del Lago is the second-oldest outdoor shopping center in the country. In its early years, it was a center of entertainment, known for its state-of-the-art movie theater and distinct design features. Nearly 100 years later, Plaza del Lago remains a landmark in the area thanks to its iconic Spanish-style architecture and picturesque lakefront location. Acquired by WS Development in 2022, it will continue its legacy as a treasured part of the community, offering a refreshed mix of contemporary retailers and services designed to serve the modern, brand-conscious customer.