Orland Square Mall
Orland Square (also referred to as Orland Square Mall) is a shopping mall located in Orland Park, Illinois. It is the largest mall in the Chicago Southland, the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, covering an area of 1,230,094 square feet (114,279.5 square metres). It opened on March 15, 1976 and received major renovations in 1995. Its anchor stores are JCPenney, Macy's and Von Maur. It also has two restaurants, Cheesecake Factory and Texas de Brazil.
|Location||Orland Park, Illinois, United States|
|Address||288 Orland Square Dr, Orland Park, Illinois 60462|
|Opening date||March 15, 1976|
|Developer||Homart Development Company|
|Management||Simon Property Group|
|Owner||Simon Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||153|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (3 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,230,094 sq ft (114,279.5 m2)|
|No. of floors||2 (3 in Macy's)|
The mall has been a hub for commercial activity and development, driving dramatic growth in the surrounding area for the past 20 years. It serves as a major retail destination for the communities of Frankfort, Homer Glen, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, and Tinley Park. On January 21, 2019, shots were fired inside the mall's food court. The mall was then placed on lockdown. The only victim of the shooting, a 19 year old male, was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Also, on August 27, 2019, a 2 year old was killed by a falling sign at the store Akira.
On September 12, 2002, Hot Topic, which is located near JCPenney, opened to customers, six days before Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg opened. In 2006, Macy's took control of the Marshall Field's location when purchased from Federated Department Stores and May Company. In 2007, an Apple Store opened to guests. In 2008, a Carson's Furniture Gallery opened across the street from the mall. In December 2011, Ruby Tuesday, which was located by Macy's closed to the public. Beginning in 2011 and continuing into early 2013, Orland Square Mall went under another renovation that completely changed the image of the mall, with upgraded entrances, signs, floors, as well as lighting and expanded food court. Dave & Buster's opened a stand alone location in the mall parking lot near Toys "R" Us in September 2012. In December of that same year, Cheesecake Factory was added to the mall, replacing Bachrach. In January 2013, Gap was introduced at the mall by Sears. On November 4, 2016, an entertainment center called Gizmo's Fun Factory opened along with Sky Zone Trampoline Park to the left of Carson's Furniture Gallery.
On November 17, 2017, Slim Chickens opened at the food court, replacing Zoup. The franchise is owned by Orland resident Faris Ballouta, whose family owns a popcorn shop in the mall along with a smoothie shop.
In January 2018, Sears announced the closure of 103 locations, including Orland Square. The store closed on April 8, 2018 and is planned to be redeveloped into an AMC Theatres and new retail. The mall was one of 235 properties Sears Holdings spun off into Seritage Growth Properties in 2015. There was a Movie Theater outside Of Orland Square Mall called Orland Square Cinemas which opened on June 17, 1977. On December 16, 1983, four more screens were added near Wolf Camera. The theater operated until Marcus Cinemas Orland Park Cinema opened in 1995. The original theater eventually closed down in the late 1990s. The later addition was shuttered a short time thereafter and eventually demolished to make way for the Robert Morris College Tech Center.
On April 18, 2018, the closure of Carson's and its Furniture Gallery was announced. The Carson's anchor along with its Furniture Gallery closed on August 29, 2018 and the mall anchor is being remodeled to be replaced with a Von Maur department store that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. Von Maur opened on November 2, 2019, a month after Woodland Mall in Kentwood, Michigan opened.
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