Hawthorn Mall

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Not to be confused with the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center.
Hawthorn Mall
Location Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 42°14′34″N 87°57′0″W / 42.24278°N 87.95000°W / 42.24278; -87.95000
Address 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Opening date September 10, 1973; 45 years ago (September 10, 1973)
Management Centennial Real Estate
Owner Centennial Real Estate
Montgomery Street Partners
USAA Real Estate
Westfield Corporation
No. of stores and services 180
No. of anchor tenants 7 (5 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area 1,295,915 square feet (120,394.4 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2
Website http://www.shophawthornmall.com/

Hawthorn Mall, formerly Westfield Hawthorn, is a shopping mall in Vernon Hills, Illinois. It was developed by Urban Investment and Development Co, and anchor stores Sears and Marshall Field & Company (now Macy's) as part of New Century Town, a community with 5,000 condominiums and townhomes planned at the time. Construction of the mall began in May, 1972 [2] and was completed at a cost of $45 million. By September 10, 1973, the building was complete and the first stores Marshall Field & Company and fifteen specialty shops had their grand opening.[3] Hawthorn was originally constructed without a food court.[4] Westfield Group acquired it in 2002.[5] Westfield Group sold 80% interest in mall as of December 2015.[6] Anchor stores include JCPenney, Macy's, AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, and Dave & Busters. On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Carson's and Carson’s Furniture Gallery would both be closing as parent company The Bon-Ton is going out of business. The store closed in August 2018.[7] On May 31, 2018, Sears announced that it would also close it's Hawthorn Mall location along with 71 other stores across the country. The store closed September 2018, leaving JCPenney, Macy's, AMC Theatres, Dave & Busters and Barnes & Noble as the only remaining anchors.[8][9] Barnes & Noble announced it would be closing its Hawthorn Mall location in favor of the new development, Mellody Farms. The new location will open September 28, 2018.[10]



  1. ^ http://www.westfieldcorp.com/centre/westfield-hawthorn/
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune. Jun. 5, 1972 Shop Center Forms New Town's Core
  3. ^ First stores to open in Hawthorn Center, Chicago Tribune; Sep. 6, 1973
  4. ^ "Food courts providing slice of pie to all in modern malls", Chicago Tribune; Sep. 5, 1982
  5. ^ Staff, Chicago Tribune. May 14, 2002 Fox Valley Center bought
  6. ^ Chicago Tribune (21 December 2015). "Fox Valley Mall in Aurora has new owner". Aurora Beacon-News. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  7. ^ https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/mount-prospects-biggest-retailer-carson-pirie-scott-closing/
  8. ^ Post, Washington. "Three suburban Sears stores on the list of 72 more set to close". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-01. 
  9. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-gurnee-mills-sears-store-closings-0601-story.html
  10. ^ Tribune, Chicago (2018-09-08). "A look inside the new $200 million Mellody Farm retail center in Vernon Hills". Retrieved 2018-09-09. 

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