Stratford Square Mall

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Stratford Square Mall
LocationBloomingdale, Illinois, USA
Coordinates41°56′56″N 88°6′54″W / 41.94889°N 88.11500°W / 41.94889; -88.11500Coordinates: 41°56′56″N 88°6′54″W / 41.94889°N 88.11500°W / 41.94889; -88.11500
Opening dateMarch 9, 1981 [1]
DeveloperUrban Investments [2]
ManagementStreetMac, LLC
OwnerStreetMac, LLC
No. of stores and services160+
No. of anchor tenants6 (3 open, 3 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,311,930 square feet (121,882.3 m2) [3]
No. of floors2
Websitehttp://www.stratfordmall.com

Stratford Square Mall is a shopping mall, opened in 1981, in Bloomingdale, Illinois, a northwestern sub of Chicago. The 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) mall has three anchors: Kohl's, Sears,and Burlington coat factory. The entertainment is Cinemark, Harley Davidson and Round One Entertainment The three vacant anchors that were last occupied by JCPenney, Carson's, and Macy's, which Macy's will become Woodman's Food Markets. It has 4 Restaurants Red Robin, Nunzio’s Italian Cuisine, 25 West Brewery and Quick Fire Cafe.

History[edit]

Stratford Square Mall was opened in 1981.

In 2001, stores began to closes and the mall seemed to be losing interest in people. New York-based Feldman Mall Properties acquired Stratford Square Mall in early 2005.[4] The company renovated the four-screen movie theater into a Cinemark Century Theater, which opened on July 4, 2007. It now has 16 all-digital screens, a cappucino bar, marble flooring, and stadium seating.[5] After the movie theater renovation, a Red Robin restaurant was added next to the theater. In early 2012, the second floor hallway entrance of the Burlington Coat Factory was blocked and only some baby strollers and clearance sit up there. In late October 2014, Red Robin officials stated their plan to remodel their restaurant to introduce their new "Gourmet Burgers and Brews" concept, which would feature both indoor and outdoor seating.[6] In October 2011, the computerized fountain in the central square next to the food court was replaced by a carousel, now located in the lower-level Burlington Coat Factory wing. The last major addition to the mall was Round One, an entertainment center that includes bowling, karaoke, arcade games, billiards, darts and ping pong.[7] The Stratford Square outpost is located on the lower level of the Carson's wing.

Wieboldt's became JCPenney in 1988 shortly after Wieboldt's went bankrupt. In early 2014, Stratford Square mall was acquired by StreetMac LLC. On January 15, 2014, JCPenney announced that it's store would be closing as part of a plan to close 33 stores nationwide. The store closed on May 3, 2014. Marshall Field's was converted to Macy's in 2006. On January 4, 2017, Macy's was announced that they would also be closing as part of a plan to close 68 stores nationwide. The store closed on March 26, 2017.[8] On April 18, 2018, Carson's announced that they would be closing as well as parent company The Bon-Ton was going out of business. The store closed on August 29, 2018. None of the remaining anchors are original to Stratford Square - the Burlington Coat Factory opened in 2002 and originally Montgomery Ward's anchor, the Kohl's was originally a MainStreet built in 1985, and the Sears was added in 1990.[9] [10].

Later in June 2018, the mall announced that Woodman's Food Market would demolish the Macy's building and build a new store with no mall entrance. [11] A 25 West Brewery is also planned to open later in the year.

Anchors[edit]

Former Anchors[edit]

  • Wieboldt's (closed 1987, replaced by JCPenney in 1988)
  • Montgomery Ward (closed 2001, replaced by Burlington Coat Factory in 2002)
  • Marshall Field's (converted to Macy's in 2006)
  • JCPenney (closed May 3, 2014, now vacant, 144,731 sq. ft.)
  • Macy's (closed March 26, 2017, to be demolished for Woodman's Food Markets, 141,958 sq. ft.)
  • Carson's (closed August 29, 2018, now vacant, 139,564 sq. ft.)

Location[edit]

152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, Illinois, 60108

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cpsolve.com/Almanac/Almanacs/1981/1981-03.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.cpsolve.com/Almanac/Almanacs/1978/1978-11.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.mallsandoutlets.com/malls/stratford-square-mall-bloomingdale-il-mall/
  4. ^ "Staying Alive at the Mall". Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ "Stratford Square Mall; Bloomingdale, Illinois - Labelscar: The Retail History Blog". Labelscar: The Retail History Blog. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Major renovations coming to Stratford Square Mall". Daily Herald. October 3, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Round One Entertainment Inc". www.round1usa.com. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "Press Release - Macy's, Inc". investors.macysinc.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  9. ^ http://wgntv.com/2018/04/18/bon-ton-stores-expected-to-close-younkers-boston-store-and-carsons-included/
  10. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/buisness/ct-biz-carsons-stores-closing-end-august-0824-story.html
  11. ^ http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180611/woodmans-seeks-to-replace-macys-spot-in-bloomingdale

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