Gurnee Mills

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Gurnee Mills
Location Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Opening date August 8, 1991
Developer Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 200
No. of anchor tenants 16
Total retail floor area 1,800,000 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1

Gurnee Mills is an indoor mall, established in Gurnee, Illinois, a village west of Waukegan, Illinois. It is located about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 40 minute drive either way, and near Six Flags Great America. It is a single-level Z-shaped mall. At 1,800,000 square feet (170,000 m2) of gross leasable area, it is the fourth largest mall in Illinois,[1] and is visited by more than 20 million people each year. Gurnee Mills opened on August 8, 1991.[2]


Gurnee Mills was initially owned by Mills Corporation. In 2007, the Simon Property Group acquired the Mills Corporation. In April 2010, plans for a $5 million renovation were announced. The renovations are expected to take up to 3 years to be completed.[3] In July of 2013 Macy's and the new full price wing opened.


Junior anchors[edit]


Former Anchors[edit]

  • Sears (closed 1997, occupied by JCPenney from 1998-2013)
  • Waccamaw Pottery (closed 2005, demolished in 2007 to make way for Sears Grand)
  • Spiegel (closed 2006, demolished to make way for Kohl's)
  • Phar-Mor (closed 2006, replaced by Value City)
  • Value City (closed 2012, occupied by Value City Furniture since 2013)
  • Circuit City (closed 2013, demolishing in 2015 to make way for Macy's)
  • J. C. Penney (closed 2013, occupying by Shoppers World in 2015)

Former Restaurants[edit]


  1. ^ "Mills Limited Partnership, 10-K". 2005-03-31. 
  2. ^ "About Gurnee Mills". Simon Company. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Sandra M. Jones (April 28, 2010). "Gurnee Mills to get $5 million facelift". Chicago Breaking Business. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 42°23′20″N 87°57′27″W / 42.38889°N 87.95750°W / 42.38889; -87.95750