Westfield Old Orchard
|Location||Skokie, Illinois, United States|
|Address||4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077|
|Previous names||Old Orchard Shopping Center (1956–2002)|
Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard (2002–2005)
|Developer||Philip Morris Klutznick|
|No. of stores and services||156|
|No. of anchor tenants||5 (4 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,582,295 sq ft (147,000.0 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (2 in Nordstrom, former Lord & Taylor, ZARA, Toms Price Furniture, Barnes and Noble, Maggiano's Little Italy, Pottery Barn, L.L.Bean, Crate & Barrel, Red Parking Garage, and Management Office, 3 in Bloomingdale's, Cheesecake Factory, Regal Cinemas, and Green Parking Garage, 4 in Macy's, 5 in Purple Parking Garage, 6 in Orange Parking Garage, 7 in Professional Building)|
Westfield Old Orchard, formerly Old Orchard Shopping Center, is an upscale shopping mall in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is located in Skokie, Illinois. Anchor stores include Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom and Barnes & Noble.
Westfield Old Orchard opened in October 1956 with Marshall Field's and a The Fair Department Store. Fair was renamed to Montgomery Ward in 1964. Two parking structures, the North and West Garages, were built in 1978. Saks Fifth Avenue expanded its store in 1978 and Lord and Taylor opened a store at Old Orchard in 1979. The Montgomery Ward closed in 1988. In 1991, Nordstrom announced plans to open its second Chicago area location at Old Orchard. In addition to the 200,000 square foot Nordstrom, Old Orchard also expanded the mall by 100,000 square feet as part of a $200 million expansion. This allowed for an additional 62 stores to open. Following the Nordstrom announcement Old Orchard also announced plans to bring in a fifth tenant: Bloomingdale's. A number of other tenants also underwent renovations, including Crate & Barrel and The Limited. In 1993, Maggiano's Little Italy opened to customers and Lord & Taylor relocated and expanded its store.
The shopping center was completely redesigned in the 1990s, with the opening of the Nordstrom department store on October 7, 1994 and Bloomingdale's, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Cache, FAO Schwarz, The Limited, Record Town, Talbot's and Victoria's Secret in September 1995. Three months later, Pottery Barn opened to the public. That same year, a five-story parking ramp and a movie theatre were added.
In 2004, Toms Price Furniture opened to guests. In 2005, Foot Locker and Cold Stone Creamery opened for the first time. In June of that same year, Saks Fifth Avenue closed and during the following year, it was demolished in an effort to scale the mall down and more renovations began in the process. Marshall Field's was officially renamed Macy's on September 9, 2006.
Old Orchard is referenced by name in Mean Girls, which takes place in the North Shore neighborhoods north of the city of Chicago. However, in the film the mall is shown as being an enclosed center. This is because the scenes were actually filmed at Sherway Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Buffalo Wild Wings opened in 2015.
On December 7, 2017, Lord & Taylor’s parent company, Hudson's Bay, announced that two locations will close in April 2018. Old Orchard was one of the two, and still lies vacant. The other location slated to close was the Lord & Taylor at Westfield Annapolis.
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