Southern Exposure Gallery


Store Name Southern Exposure Gallery
Home decor with an Eastern Illinois touch

Business Type Misc. (Galleries, Florists, Pets)

NAICS Code 0

Location 11 S. Park Ave, Lombard, IL 60148

Nearby Businesses Yeager Fotografix, Effigy Salon, Punky’s Pub, The Nolan Agency, The Texan Bar B Q, Sweet Street

Owner/Manager Kathy

Special Store Activities Coffee Available

Year Opened 2005

Website n/a

Phone (630) 629-1600

E-mail n/a

Community Profile Lombard is a community of 42,322 people (2000 Census) located on the western side of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Lombard’s historic downtown continues to serve as a vibrant commercial center for residents and visitors

Products Sold & Niche Developed

Southern Exposure offers a wide variety of new and vintage items with a particular emphasis on home furnishings. Southern Exposure’s specialty is one-of-a-kind items created by local artists. The store sells paintings, jewelry and pottery created by artists throughout the area and Southern Illinois. All of these items are unique and cannot be found in large-scale retail stores. Southern Exposure also features handmade candles, cards and wind chimes that make perfect gifts. Finally, Southern Exposure sells Douwe Egberts coffee throughout the day. The store’s motto is: “Cures for the common home.”

Market Segments Served

Southern Exposure serves customers throughout the Chicago-land area. The unique artwork, jewelry and pottery attract customers from a wide geographic area into Lombard’s historic downtown. Southern Exposure draws customers from all over seeking unique and special items that will add character to their homes.

Contributions to the Business Community

Southern Exposure has developed strong informal partnerships with local artists and other small businesses in the area. Many local artists have websites with links to the store’s website, and vice versa. The store also receives referrals from downtown beauty shops and other specialty stores. The store is a member of the Lombard Town Centre, a community-based organization that supports Lombard’s historic downtown.