Black Owned Shops Around the Corridor

It is Black History Month and around the Corridor, we would like to highlight our black owned businesses in the area that you must visit. From one of the very few black owned breweries in Illinois to tasty handmade treats and fashionable styles at a local boutique.

Let's celebrate the hardworking small black-owned businesses in our your area! 

Black Horizon Brewing – Willowbrook

Black Horizon Brewing Company is a small nano-sized brewery in Willowbrook that features a variety of beers. The brewery includes a bar / tasting area and offers four permanent beers on tap and three specialty beers that are rotated frequently. Black Horizon Brewing only serves their beer on tap which is made on site and have plenty of seating to accommodate an intimate feel but open enough to relax and enjoy a beer like an adult. Black Horizon also won three Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Golden Growlers in 2018 for Best Beer, Best Beer Name, and Most Unique Beer.

ItIsAmazing – Joliet

At ItisAmazing, they select the right mix of special pieces and offer affordable pricing for their customers. As a personal shopper, the employees at ItisAmazing will focus on making your shopping experience enjoyable, especially for the thrift conscience individual. Items change seasonally and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, catalogs are available for custom orders. An amazing retail store sells women’s apparel, shoes, men & women’s accessories, some children clothing and novelty throw pillows. They have recently upgraded their inventory to include accessories like novelty socks, sunglasses, and hats. Located right on Route 66, one block south of the magnificent Rialto Square Theatre.


Cheesecakes by James – Joliet

Handcrafted and prepared by James Sankey, Cheesecakes by James is known for its all-natural ingredients and its light, rich taste. All of their specialty cheesecakes are made to order, they cater to your imagination.


DeWitt’s Gourmet Cookies – Joliet

DeWitt’s Gourmet Cookies was founded in the summer of 2015. They specialize in creating soft, not overpoweringly sweet, fresh baked cookies using premium ingredients. Their mission is to bring great tasting, great quality, fresh baked cookies to every home in the world.

Scenes from the Corridor