Spring Hill Mall

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Spring Hill Mall
Location West Dundee, Illinois/Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°6′10″N 88°17′42″W / 42.10278°N 88.29500°W / 42.10278; -88.29500Coordinates: 42°6′10″N 88°17′42″W / 42.10278°N 88.29500°W / 42.10278; -88.29500
Opening date October 1980
Developer Homart Development Company
Management Rouse Properties
Owner Rouse Properties
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,370,000 square feet (127,277.2 m2) [1]
No. of floors 1
Website www.springhillmall.com

Spring Hill Mall is a regional shopping mall in West Dundee, Illinois and Carpentersville, Illinois.

History[edit]

Spring Hill Mall was developed by Homart Development Company, then owned by Sears, Roebuck & Company. The mall opened in October 1980 with two anchors, Marshall Field & Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company. Originally, Carson Pirie Scott was scheduled to open an anchor store at the location now occupied by Kohl's (originally MainStreet), but this deal was cancelled. The Carson's chain opened a Honey Bear Farm store in the west wing of the mall in October 1980. Carson Pirie Scott eventually opened a location at the mall in 1990 when former anchor Bergner's (which was added in 1981 as Bergner-Weise) was re-branded as Carson Pirie Scott. Bergner's parent company, P.A. Bergner & Co, acquired the Carson's chain in 1989 and elected to re-brand its Chicago-area Bergner stores as Carson Pirie Scott.

The anchor location on the northwest side of the mall opened in 1984 as Joseph Spiess Company, an Elgin, Illinois-based specialty department store company. Joseph Spiess closed the Spring Hill Mall store in 1994. This location was later Wickes Furniture, Steve and Barry's (closed February 2009), Home Furniture Mart (opened 2011), American Eagle Furniture (opened 2013) and Darna Furniture. This location was vacated in 2015.

The anchor location at the west end of the mall opened in 1983 as JCPenney Company. On January 24, 2011, JCPenney announced that they would close this location by June 1, 2011.[2][3]

Today, the four remaining anchor stores are Carson Pirie Scott, Kohl's, Macy's and Sears. The Marshall Field's store was renamed Macy's on September 9, 2006.

In 2011 General Growth Properties, following its bankruptcy, spun off 30 mall properties into a new division, Rouse Properties, Inc.[4] Spring Hill Mall was one of the properties transferred to Rouse Properties.[5] The property is currently owned and managed by Rouse Properties, one of the largest mall owners in the United States.

The site was previously the D. Hill Nursery, which relocated to Union, Illinois to make way for the mall.[6]

The mall is actually in two cities. The two anchor wings that include Carson Pirie Scott and Kohl's are located in Carpentersville, Illinois. To this day, Carpentersville retains control over the issuance of building permits and business licenses and the village provides police and fire services to that portion of the mall solely inside Carpentersville village limits.

On February 20, 2015, Rouse Properties announced plans for a redevelopment of the mall. The first phase calls for the demolition of the west end of the mall, including the food court and former JCPenney and Darna Furniture locations, in order to make room for a new, state of the art 37,000 sq ft. Cinemark movie theater that will open in 2017. Plans also call for an entertainment and dining pavilion and re-configuring the enclosed mall into an exterior shopping center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rouseproperties.com/spring-hill-mall
  2. ^ "J.C. Penney in West Dundee to close". Daily Herald. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "JCPenney Takes Strategic Actions to Maximize Long-Term Growth and Profitability" (Press release). JCPenney. 24 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "General Growth to spin off 30 mall properties". Reuters. August 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Spring Hill Mall gets new owner". Northwest Herald. August 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.dhillnursery.com/homepage1/contactusourlocation.html

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