IndieBound Grinch Game Participants & Links to Details

Find the Grinch (pictured above) and Grow Your Heart Three Sizes at participating IndieBound Naperville Businesses this Holiday Season Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve.  Raffle Drawing Dec. 28, 2016!

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Plan time to play. Grow your heart!

Pick up a button! Pick 12 locations!

Find the Grinch hiding out at participating IndieBound Naperville businesses this holiday season from Dec. 1 to Christmas Eve. Then at 1PM on Dec. 28, 2016, participate in the fun at Anderson’s. And plan to “Grow Your Heart Three Sizes” throughout 2017!

A “bingo-style” sheet with a list of participating merchants, always growing with generous hearts, is now available at Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville. Pick up instructions and the game sheet and be prepared for the kick-off day on Dec. 1, 2016, for a month of sharing the spirit of the season.

If you visit an IndieBound Naperville business that is not featured on the game sheet and you spot the Grinch in that location, ask the owner/manager to mark your “Find the Grinch in Naperville” sheet with his name and circle it. It will count!


For starters, here’s a partial list of participants…


Anderson’s Bookshop / 123 W Jefferson Ave.

Anderson’s Toyshop / 111 W Jefferson Ave.

Annica Float Club / 4S100 N IL-59, Ste 6

Artistic Creations Salon / 22 W Jefferson Ave.

Ask Aunt V with Twisted Olive (Two in One!) / 232 S Washington St.

Cookie Dough Creations / 22 W Chicago Ave.

Couture Vision / 232 S Washington St #3


Dean’s Clothing / 226 S. Main St.

DeEtta’s Bakery / 428 W 5th Ave.

Dog Patch Pet & Feed / 1108 E. Ogden Ave.

Edie Boutique / 15 W. Jefferson Ave.

Eggs, Inc. / 220 S Washington St.

Everdine’s Grilled Cheese Company, 24 W. Jefferson Ave.

Ellman’s Music / 508 W. 5th Ave.

First Community Financial Bank / 24 W Gartner (Naperville Plaza)


Gelati / 24 W Jefferson Ave.

Gotskind’s / 115 W Jefferson Ave.

Growing Place / 25W471 Plank Rd.

Heaven on Seven / 224 S. Main St.

It’s a Bling Thing / 14 Jackson Ave.

Kreger’s Brat & Sausage Haus / 605 N Ellsworth

Liam Brex / 222 S Main St.

Lou Malnati’s / 131 W Jefferson Ave.


Naper Auto Works / 320 N Mill St.

Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery / 508 N Center St.

Naper Nuts and Sweets / 10 W. Jefferson Ave.

Naperville Running Company / 34 W Jefferson Ave.

Naperville Running Company / 3416 S Route 59, Suite 116

Naperville Senior Center Adult Day Services, 1504 N Naper Ave.

Naperville Tennis Club / 1011 E Benton Ave.


Popcorn Palace / 30 W. Jefferson /

Quigley’s Irish Pub,  43 E. Jefferson Ave.

Russell Martin Carpet / 633 N. Washington near Fifth Avenue

Saraboo Creek, 107 W. Jefferson Ave.

S&R Monogramming Inc. /  28W600 Roosevelt Rd Winfield, IL 60190

Second Chance Retail Shops / 1512 N Naper Blvd.

The Irish Way Shop / 105 W Jefferson Ave.

Twisted Olive / 232 S Washington St.

Two Bostons / 103 W. Jefferson Ave.

Visit Merchants and find 12 Grinch Images

Visit 12 merchants where you see the bright red sign. Look for the image featured at the top of this post to be eligible for youthful Grinch prizes at the wrap-up party the last week of the year beginning at 1PM Wed., Dec. 28,  at Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville.

Collect 12 signatures or stamps from 12 different merchants and turn it into Anderson’s for the raffle drawing. It’s free to play for great prizes provided by many members of IndieBound Naperville.

Grinch Party

It’s free to play. Join the fun. Meet the Grinch. All ages welcome.


Thanks for discovering and supporting your Naperville independent business community whenever possible every other day of the year, too!

Look for IBN’s red logo, a fine sign that distinguishes independents and their never-ending value. Thanks also for recognizing independents and local businesses in every community!

Catch the giving spirit!

Local independents have big hearts all year long and especially during the holidays. Here’s a small sampling of their giving spirit…

For instance, the Growing Place helps with coat drives for Wayside Cross and Hesed House.

Cowart Chiropractic also collects coats for Wayside Cross.

Casey’s Foods collects for Little Friends Giving Tree and contributes to important causes all year long.

First Community Financial Bank collects Toys for Tots and will feature the Little Friends Giving Tree.

Anderson’s Bookshops hosts Jan’s Book Angels.

Second Chance Resale Shops benefit Family Shelter Service all year.

Catch 35 is collecting gently-used warm coats, hats, gloves and mittens.

Meson Sabika is hosting its annual complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner for 2,500 people.

Naperville Running Co. assists DuPage PADS.

Naper Auto helps promote Naperville Responds for Our Veterans.

Blooming Color, known for its generous support of myriad local causes, now features a new online greeting card service for every holiday of the year.

Signature Cleaners helps Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Find Naperville Art League, Lakewood Asset Managament, ViaMedia, Full Armiur, Ellman’s Music Center, S&R Monogramming and others collecting non-perishables for Loaves and Fishes Community Services.

Shop Locally First

And in the words of independent grocer Dan Casey, owner of Casey’s Foods, “Support your local businesses and you’ll always live in a nice community.”

Take a moment to wonder this holiday season how shopping online with faraway companies benefits your local community.

Be sure to swing by Casey’s Foods where bell ringers from the Salvation Army are stationed right out front. And inside, the Little Friends Giving Tree is an opportunity to learn about Little Friends and some of the needs of their clients during the holiday season.


Above/ In 2008, Positively Naperville, the city’s independently-owned monthly publication,  was among the founding members of IndieBound Naperville.  PN has been promoting the group that meets monthly ever since. Today their message and membership to promote shopping locally continues to grow one business at a time.

Thanks for getting to know them all for their merchandise, services, community spirit and independence!

Note the “Cock Robin” Gingerbread Man, representing one of Naperville’s early independent businesses, a whimsical painted sculpture from 2013 that attracted folks to downtown Naperville, just as the Fredenhagen ice cream enterprises did for 60 years. Today Cock Robin “One in a Million” t-shirts help promote another small business called Color Burst, owned and operated by Little Friends, Inc.

Happy Holidays! Shop Locally! Celebrate Safely!