Now that you know the restaurants that we need in the Rockford area, here are seven retail stores we needed in town yesterday.

Some of these may have already been here, but for some reason or another they are no longer in Rockford.

That doesn't mean they shouldn't come back. A store's closure isn't always based on the customer base not buying enough of their products to keep the doors open.

That said, here are 7 retail stores we need in Rockford now:

1. Gap

  • Nearest location: 214 Commons Dr Geneva, IL 60134
  • Distance: 46.6 miles
  • Nearest location: 1520 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Distance: 60.5 miles
  • Nearest location: K303 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Distance: 60.5 miles
  • Nearest location: 20281 N. Rand Rd. Kildeer, IL 60074
  • Distance: 56.6 miles
  • Nearest location: 1800 S Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
  • Distance: 43.2 miles
  • Nearest location: 6 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • Distance: 74.8 miles
  • Nearest location: 1800 East McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Distance: 60.6 miles