Supermarkets are large stores that carry food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, and other items (Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, Target).  Specialty stores sell a certain type of merchendise such as food, clothing, shoes, furniture, etc (Kohls, Famous Footwear, Simpson Furniture).  Convenience stores are much smaller stores that are limited in selection of items; prices are usually higher than supermarkets.  Drugstores carry medications, cosmetics, magazines, etc.  Prices marked on goods at the stores are fixed, you cannot bargain for a lower price.  

Cedar Falls

College Square Mall 277-3636 6301 University Ave 
Located within walking distance or a very short bus ride. It features Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Express, Scheels, Vanity, Vistoria's Secret, Von Maur, Younkers.  You are welcome to shop, dine, and enjoy the line-up of more than 50 name-brand stores, specialty boutiques, restaurants and service providers.  College Square Cinema features state-of-the-art auditoriums, all featuring digital sound, stadium seating, and convenient showtimes Party room available for rental.

Cedar Falls Main Street 277-0213 206 Main St 
You may find many specialty and art shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Black Hawk Village University Ave and McClain Dr
About 15-min walk from campus to Dollar General, Famous Footwear, Kohl's, and others.  

Holiday Plaza 6300 University Ave
About 15-min walk from campus to Aldi's, Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, La' James International College, Tan Downunder, West Music, and others. 


Crossroads Center 234-1788 2060 Crossroads Blvd
Located about 20 minutes away by car, or a two-bus ride. It features Buckle, Dillard’s, Foot Locker, JCPenney, Maurices, Old Navy, PacSun, Sears, Vanity, Younkers along with other stores, services, and food ventors. The Marcus Crossroads Cinema features state-of-the-art auditoriums, each featuring digital sounds, stadium seating, and convenient showtimes  Features Ultra Screen and 3D auditorium. 

In addition, this area of Waterloo features such stores as Famous Footwear, Hobby Lobby, K-Mart, Kohls, ShoeCarnival, Target, Wal-Mart, among many others.  

Consignment/Second Hand Stores

Schwab’s Furniture      9902 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA    319-266-2076

Gilgen’s Furniture        115 W 16th St, Cedar Falls, IA             319-266-5152

Goodwill Store             4318 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA    319-277-0040

Goodwill Store             4107 Hammond Ave, Waterloo, IA       319-266-6120

Main Street Exchange  309 Main St, Cedar Falls, IA                 319-277-6554

St. Vincent De Paul      203 Main St Cedar Falls, IA                  319-277-6554

St. Vincent De Paul      320 Broadway Waterloo, IA                  319-232-3366

Treasure Chest            922 La Porte Rd Waterloo, IA               319-287-6773

Stuff Etc                      1210 Flammang Dr Waterloo, IA           319-233-8009

Barn Happy                  11310 University Ave, Cedar Falls        319-266-0888




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