NorthPark Mall opened on July 11, 1973. The original anchors were JCPenney, Younkers, and Montgomery Ward, which closed when the chain went out of business in 2001 and was replaced by Dillard's two years later. A multi-million dollar expansion in 1981 brought Sears and Petersen Harned Von Maur to the mall. Today, the mall houses up to 160 shops and five anchor stores. NorthPark has been remodeled and renovated several times through the years.