Imagine walking up to a business you love and finding the windows boarded up and they would never be open again. How distraught would you be?

Over the last few months, several beloved businesses in the area have closed. There are still many wonderful businesses to fill those voids but there are also many Rockford-area businesses that I would never want to live without. Here are the 5 I can't live without:

Beefaroo

Primetime Audio Video

Edwards Apple Orchard

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Dairyhaus

These five businesses own very large pieces of my heart and are part of some of my life's greatest memories.

Tell me what Rockford-area businesses you can't live without?