Wilmette Welcomes Wayfair to Edens Plaza

The redevelopment of Edens Plaza has been a major focus of the Village Board over the past several years and attracting quality business partners has been part of the Village of Wilmette’s economic development strategy to fill vacant sites with new and exciting businesses.

The Village of Wilmette is excited to announce that the Village will be working with WS Development and Wayfair to redevelop Edens Plaza. WS Development is purchasing Edens Plaza and has executed a lease with Wayfair for over 152,000 square feet of retail space, which would fill the vacant two-story building formerly home to Carson Pirie Scott.

WS Development plans to revitalize the shopping center with Wayfair at the core of this effort. This location will be the first to feature this brand-new retail concept for Wayfair, with plans for opening in mid-2023.

Wayfair is a Boston-based e-commerce retailer and one of the world’s largest destinations for the home. WS Development is a retail-led, mixed use developer with properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community destinations.

WS Development and Wayfair will be presenting their initial concept to the Village Board at the January 11, 2022 Village Board Meeting. Click Here for the Village Board Packet. The agenda item is 6.13 and materials begin on page 331.

Click Here for the Village’s Press Release.