The City of Peru can boast of having both a downtown retail shopping district along side retail growth in North Peru. Peru is home to Peru Mall, a Walmart Supercenter and a strip mall featuring Pet Smart, Kohls, and Gamestop, with Olive Garden, Starbucks, McDonalds, Arbys and more near by.
Peru Mall features over 50 name-brand stores, specialty boutiques, restaurants and service providers. It is permanently anchored by Bergner's (Carson's). Other retailers in the area include Target, Menards, Staples, Home Depot, Dunham Sports, Rural King, IHOP, Steak and Shake, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, and Wendy's, to name a few.
Peru's shopping district benefits from excellent freeway accessibility right off Interstate 80, which is trafficked by 26,300 vehicles per day. Strategically positioned immediatley off Illinois 251.