Now that Thanksgiving has passed and you’ve almost finished eating the left-over turkey, it’s time to do something that’s fun. You’ve probably already started buying gifts for the coming holidays, but you really don’t want to spend a lot of time at stores looking for gifts because those holidays are still a few weeks away. How about spending a few hours with IIT alumni at Francesca's at the Promenade? We can all have some appetizers and you can buy yourself a drink to get ready for holiday shopping. Then if you really want to do some shopping, the Promenade is all around the restaurant. The Promenade has 95 stores and you can go to this website to see a list of their stores: https://www.shoppingpromenade.com/directory .
However, you might want to sit down and have a delicious Francesca’s dinner instead of going shopping. Alumni could also consider bringing their wives or husbands along, and one could go shopping while the other stays at Francesca’s to discuss IIT and how it has been growing. This year’s freshmen class is one of the largest ever and the construction of a new class building began about a month ago! There will be a few IIT representatives attending this get-together who can bring you up to date on things happening at IIT.
Francesca's is located right off Boughton Road. Turn into the Promenade at Feather Sound Road and proceed southwest along the parking lot until you come to Francesca's. Here's a link to Francesca's website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-at-the-promenade-bolingbrook.