Westfield Old Orchard

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Westfield Old Orchard
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Location Skokie, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 42°3′33″N 87°44′58″W / 42.05917°N 87.74944°W / 42.05917; -87.74944
Address 4905 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
Opening date 1956; 60 years ago (1956)
Developer Philip Morris Klutznick
Management Westfield Corporation
Owner Westfield Corporation
No. of stores and services 140
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,788,919 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1 (Anchors have 2 or more floors)
Website http://westfield.com/oldorchard

Westfield Old Orchard, formerly Old Orchard Shopping Center, is a shopping center in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is located in Skokie, Illinois.

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.[1] 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.[2] Lord & Taylor relocated and expanded its store in 1993.

The shopping center was completely redesigned in the 1990s, with the addition of a Nordstrom department store in 1994 and Bloomingdale's in September 1995. In 1995, a four-story parking ramp and a movie theatre were added.[3]

It underwent a $50 million expansion and renovation and reopened in late 2007.[4]

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.[5]

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