Hickory Point Mall
|Address||1146 Hickory Point Mall|
|Developer||Copaken, White & Blitt|
|Owner||CBL & Associates Properties|
|No. of stores and services||59|
|No. of anchor tenants||
5 (1 vacant)2 junior department stores (Ross, and Ulta Beauty)
|Total retail floor area||826,347 square feet (77,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Hickory Point Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Forsyth, Illinois. Opened in 1978, it features Bergner's, Kohl's, Von Maur, and Hobby Lobby as its anchor stores. The mall is managed by CBL & Associates Properties.
The mall's original anchors included J. C. Penney, Bergner's, and Carson Pirie Scott (now Carson's), all of which relocated from downtown Decatur. Kohl's was added in 1983 as a fourth anchor, and expanded in 2003. Carson Pirie Scott sold its store and another at College Hills Mall (now The Shoppes at College Hills) in Normal to Von Maur in 1989. MC Sports and Sears were added in 1998, with the latter relocating from a store in downtown Decatur. A year later, Gap Inc. announced plans to open Gap, GapKids, and Old Navy stores.
Steve & Barry's opened in late 2007, and closed less than a year later. MC Sports moved its store across the hallway in late 2008. Old Navy closed in 2010 and was re-tenanted by Cohn Furntiure later that same year. In addition, Shoe Show opened a Shoe Dept. Encore in the space vacated by Steve & Barry's.
Some scenes from the 2009 film The Informant! were filmed at the mall. In January 2014, it was announced that JCPenney would be closing its store by May 2014, followed by Sears in November. In September 2014 the mall opened up Ross Dress for Less and Ulta Beauty. In October 2014, CBL Properties announced that Hobby Lobby executed a lease for 60,000 SF in the space formerly occupied by JC Penney. In March 2015 Mrs. Fields cookies closed. Baloons n Things a balloon store that has been there for 33 years will be closing by the end of May 2015 due to low sales.
- "Mall information". CBL & Associates Properties. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
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- "Hickory Point Mall property growth in high gear Coziahr Harley-Davidson to open at new location; Kohl's plans expansion". Herald & Review. 5 February 2003. p. C8. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
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- "Sears breaks ground at mall Opening of 101,000-square-foot stored scheduled for fall of 1998.". Herald & Review. 10 October 1997. p. D8. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "The Gap has plans for Hickory Point Mall stores Old Navy is among three likely to open, although no leases have been signed.". Herald & review. 8 October 1999. p. A1. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
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- "Timely opening Officials hope Steve and Barry’s opening just before the holiday season will keep more shoppers in the area". Herald & Review. 14 November 2007. p. C1. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "Steve & Barry’s closing at Forsyth mall No date set for final day of operation". Herald & Review. 3 September 2008. p. C1. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
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- Lusvardi, Chris (17 February 2010). "Old Navy leaving Hickory Point Mall". Herald & Review. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "Making merry New stores, seasonal shops spice up mall’s offering for holiday shoppers". Herald & Review. 19 November 2010. p. A1. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- Albright, Jayson (7 May 2008). "On set with 'The Informant:' A long Tuesday, with extras". The Herald-Review. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "Sears in Hickory Point Mall to close in December". WSOY-AM. Retrieved 18 September 2014.