Northbrook Court

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Northbrook Court
Location Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 42°9′1″N 87°49′1″W / 42.15028°N 87.81694°W / 42.15028; -87.81694Coordinates: 42°9′1″N 87°49′1″W / 42.15028°N 87.81694°W / 42.15028; -87.81694
Address 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, Illinois, 60062
Opening date 1976
Developer Homart Development Company
Management Brookfield Properties Retail Group
Owner Brookfield Properties Retail Group
No. of stores and services 125[1]
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 1,012,000 sq ft (94,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2 (3 in Macy’s)
Parking 5,100[1]

Northbrook Court is a shopping mall in Northbrook, Illinois. The mall has a collection of stores serving the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Located on 130 acres (0.53 km2) its anchor stores are Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, and a 14-screen AMC Theatres on the south side of the mall. It is managed and co-owned by Brookfield Properties Retail Group .[2]

One of the mall's original tenants was Sears, which closed in 1983 due to the company determining that the store's market too closely overlapped that of the nearby stores at Hawthorn Mall and Golf Mill Mall.[3] It was converted into a prototype for JCPenney that same year, and then torn down in 1995 for a new Marshall Field's (now Macy's).[4][5]


Northbrook Court is located on Lake Cook Road (Cook County Trunk Highway A50), between the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 94/294) and Edens Expressway (Interstate 94/U.S. Highway 41). It is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago and approximately four to 12 miles from the nine communities that make up the North Shore and is accessible via public transit from them and the City of Chicago. It is only eight miles from Westfield Old Orchard. Although smaller than Old Orchard, it competes with Old Orchard as well as several other suburban shopping centers in the Chicago area.


John Hughes, who grew up in Northbrook, and attended Glenbrook North High School, used the mall for his teenage film Weird Science, a movie about two outcasts who create a girl, who in turn helps them stand up for themselves. The side of the mall used in the film for exterior shots is currently a California Pizza Kitchen and the Claim Company. [6] The inside of the mall was also used, however it has changed since the filming.


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  3. ^ "Penneys plans Northbrook store". Chicago Tribune. July 15, 1983. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Northbrook. p. 27. 
  5. ^ "Northbrook Mall To Get Field's". Chicago Tribune. September 21, 1993. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
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