Enjoy Upscale Shopping and Dining at Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills, IL

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Just a few minutes away from The Mil’ton, you can shop, eat, and play at Mellody Farm. Although not all of the available spaces are occupied, the anchor stores are in place and there are more on the way. There will be 270,000 square feet of retail space for you to enjoy, as well as outdoor gathering space and public art displays. Make sure you stop and take a selfie at the amazing murals or relax around the outdoor fireplace.


Currently, there are several major retailers including REI, Nordstrom Rack, HomeGoods, and Barnes and Noble. You can feel good about your grocery shopping choices at Whole Foods.


Mellody Farm aims to be an upscale and innovative destination. There are already places open to enjoy a delicious meal. Try the award-winning brisket, chicken, or pork at City Barbeque or a mouth-watering burger at Kuma’s CornerRoti has Mediterranean wraps and salads so yummy you won’t realize it’s actually good for you. B. Good also sneaks healthy and locally sourced ingredients into burgers, salads, and bowls.

Soon the first Illinois location of Next Door American Eatery will open. Their menu will offer vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options, along with plenty for carnivores to eat.

Cafe Zupas is also expanding to Vernon Hills. If you’re in the mood for soups, salads, and sandwiches, give them a try; this is a fantastic place for a dessert only date. Try the apple pie creme brulee or the million dollar bar.

Dog owners are really looking forward to the opening of Lazy Dog. This California based restaurant has decided to open its first Midwest location right here in Vernon Hills and dogs are invited to sit on the patio. They serve a wide variety of American food from fish to burgers to chicken and sandwiches. In the mood for pizza or noodles? They have that too! Beer lovers should definitely ask about the beer club.

Other services

If you need a haircut or an eye exam, you can get it done at Mellody Farm. The Dailey Method is also the perfect place to take fitness classes to supplement what you’re already doing at the state-of-the-art fitness center at The Mil’ton.

You’ll soon be able to get your spine adjusted, muscles stretched, and unwanted hair waxed. Good things take time and it’s only a matter of time before Mellody Farm is completely filled. Besides your luxury apartment, this will be the place you want to spend lots of time.

We can show you all of the reasons you will love calling The Mil’ton home. Contact us for a tour of our pet-friendly upscale community.

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