Fox River Mall
US Highway 41 sign
|Opening date||July 18, 1984|
|Owner||General Growth Properties|
|No. of stores and services||180+|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||1,210,000 sq ft (112,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (Macy's, Scheels All Sports have two floors and a mezzanine level above the food court)|
The mall opened on July 18, 1984 with only one anchor store, Sears, along with 67 other stores, a movie theater, and a Walgreens drugstore. Expanded several times in its history, it became the largest mall in Wisconsin as of 2014, with 1.2 million square feet.
The Fox River Mall is a super regional shopping center of 1,210,000 square feet (112,000 m2), located on approximately 137 acres (0.55 km2) of land. It is the largest shopping mall in northeast Wisconsin and second largest in the state, with over 180 stores. It is anchored by JCPenney, Sears, Macy's, Younkers, Scheels All Sports and Target. It also has a large food court called the Northwoods Café which includes more than a dozen counter vendors such as, Charley's Grilled Subs, Cold Stone, McDonald's, Panda Express, Rocky Rococo, Subway, and Taco Johns as well as the local Fratello's restaurant. There is a strip mall on the premises called Fox River Plaza. Other nearby businesses include Ashley Furniture HomeStores, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Catherines Plus Sizes, Destination XL, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dress Barn, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Gander Mountain, GFS Marketplace, Goodwill, Gordmans, Guitar Center, Half Price Books, Hancock Fabrics, hhgregg, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, HomeGoods, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Kirkland's, Menards, Men's Wearhouse, Michael's, Mills Fleet Farm, Northern Tool + Equipment, OfficeMax, Old Navy, Petco, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Sam's Club, Sears Outlet, TJ Maxx, Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Woodman's Food Market, and World Market.
Fox River Mall is owned by General Growth Properties Inc.
Anchors and major stores
- JCPenney (opened in 1985) (83,999 sq ft.)
- Macy's (Former Marshall Field's) (opened in 1991 as Dayton's) (168,800 sq ft.)
- Scheels All Sports (opened in 2002) (175,850 sq ft.)
- Sears (opened in 1984) (127,606 sq ft.)
- Target (opened in 1985) (100,750 sq ft.)
- Younkers (opened in 1986 as Pranges) (113,766 sq ft.)
Automobile access to the mall is via the following:
- U.S. Highway 41 from either north or south
- Wisconsin Route 96 from either east or west
- College Ave. to Mall Dr.
Pedestrian entrances to the mall are through three main entrances, as well as all six major department stores. An elevator near the food court services the mezzanine. In addition, Macy's and Scheel's both have escalators and elevators to serve their second levels.