Gurnee Mills

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Gurnee Mills
Location 6170 W. Grand Ave
Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Opening date August 8, 1991
Developer The Mills Corporation
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 200
No. of anchor tenants 19
Total retail floor area 1,912,969 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1
Public transit access Pace

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 1,912,969 square feet (177,720.6 m2) of gross leasable area,[1] it is the third largest mall in Illinois, 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 July 2013 Macy's and the new full price wing opened.

Anchors & Major Stores[edit]


Former anchors[edit]

  • Sears (closed 1993, occupied by JCPenney from 1994-2009)
  • Waccamaw Pottery (closed 2001, demolished in 2003 to make way for Sears Grand)
  • Spiegel (closed 2002, demolished to make way for Kohl's)
  • Phar-Mor (closed 2002, replaced by Value City)
  • Value City (closed 2008, occupied by Value City Furniture since 2009)
  • Circuit City (closed 2009, demolished in 2011 to make way for Macy's)
  • J. C. Penney (closed 2009, occupied by Shoppers World since 2011)
  • T.J.Maxx (relocated to Grand Hunt Center in 2016)
  • Shoppers World (closed May 2016, occupied by Floor & Decor September 2016)
  • Sports Authority (store closing by August 2016)

Former restaurants[edit]


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  2. ^ "About Gurnee Mills". Simon Company. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

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