Algonquin Commons

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Algonquin Commons
Location Algonquin, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°9′1.7″N 88°20′15.6″W / 42.150472°N 88.337667°W / 42.150472; -88.337667Coordinates: 42°9′1.7″N 88°20′15.6″W / 42.150472°N 88.337667°W / 42.150472; -88.337667
Opening date October 7, 2004
Developer Jeffrey R. Anderson
Management Algonquin Commons
Owner Inland Properties
No. of stores and services 75
No. of anchor tenants 10
Total retail floor area 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2). (GLA)
No. of floors one-story
Parking thousands of spaces
Website Algonquin Commons

Algonquin Commons is an upper-tier outdoor shopping mall, or lifestyle center, located along Randall Road in Algonquin, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The mall is located in Kane County, Illinois, just south of the McHenry County line. Featuring over 80 retailers and restaurants and 600,000 total square feet, it is the largest lifestyle center in Illinois[1] and among the largest in the United States. The tenants in the center are varied, from discount clothiers, to specialty gift shops, to popular national fashion chains, to local independent shops, to big-box retailers and upscale restaurants. It was built in 2004, and continues to add shops.

The Algonquin Commons provides Algonquin with 1,700 jobs and over $1 million in sales tax revenue.[2] Combined with the under-construction Algonquin Galleria located across the street, it is poised to become the second largest retail complex in the state of Illinois, ranking behind only Woodfield Mall.[3] The Algonquin Commons was built by Jeffrey R. Anderson, the same developer who built the Geneva Commons, which is located in Geneva, Illinois. However, Algonquin Commons has since been sold to Inland Properties. In early 2013, U.S. Bank filed to foreclose on Algonquin Commons after owner Inland ceased payments.[4]

The Commons, as it has been locally nicknamed,[citation needed] is also notable for its chic, upscale appearance, including outdoor lighting, lush landscaping, sidewalks and brick pavers to connect the various buildings in the center, outdoor music, individually designed storefronts, benches, and a number of special events held throughout the year, including public art displays, celebrity guest appearances, summer concerts, the Touch-a-Truck event, and horse-drawn carriage rides during the holidays.[5]

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Randall Crossing[edit]

Located immediately adjacent to Algonquin Commons, but not technically part of the center, is a smaller retail center called Randall Crossing. It is located at the immediate southwest corner of Randall Road and County Line Road, in front of Petsmart, Office Max, Ulta, Discovery Clothing, and Trader Joes.

Randall Crossing includes three buildings. The first establishment to open was restaurant Mimi's Cafe in early 2008. The center also features a multi-tenant building housing small shops and services, including Great Clips, See's Candies, Asian Cuisine, Tan 999, and T-Mobile. A third building was constructed which features a Men's Wearhouse store that opened in Spring 2009. The Eye Boutique moved from Algonquin Commons to Randall Crossing in late 2009.

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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Legat Architects | Algonquin Commons". Legat.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Best Shopping Mall In America". Rankmalls.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Inland Real Estate’s Algonquin Commons faces foreclosure". Chicago Business Journal. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link][unreliable source?]

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