Woodfield Mall

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Address: Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Stores: 116
Hours:
10:00 - 21:00 ( Mon - Sat )  11:00 - 18:00 ( Sun )  
Phone: 847-330-1537
About

Woodfield Mall is a shopping mall located in Schaumburg, Illinois at the intersection of Golf Road and Illinois Route 53. Woodfield opened on September 9, 1971 with 59 stores, growing to 189 stores with 1.9 million retail square feet by 1973, the largest mall in the United States at that time. It is currently the largest mall in the Chicago area.

The mall is located about 15 miles (24 km) NW of O'Hare Airport and about 28 miles (45 km) from Downtown Chicago.

History

Woodfield Shopping Center opened with just 28 specialty shops and three department stores. Now, it houses nearly 300 stores and restaurants and five anchors and is the core of the entire northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Woodfield is named for former Sears board chairman General Robert E. Wood and Marshall Field and Company founder Marshall Field. It debuted on September 9, 1971, on 191 acres (0.77 km²) of prairie land, previously occupied by farms, cows, and a village tavern. Singer Carol Lawrence, actor Vincent Price, and two marching bands entertained at the debut.

By the end of September 1971, another 28 stores and restaurants had opened and that first business year finished with 138 specialty retailers. Many of those retailers -- Casual Corner, Johnston & Murphy, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Stride Rite, Gingiss, Fredericks of Hollywood, Lerner New York (now known as New York & Company or NY&C), and -- are still at Woodfield today (Waldenbooks, another store that opened alongside the mall itself, closed in 2007 as the parent company, Borders Group, operates a Borders Books & Music store nearby at Woodfield Village Green).

Originally 1,900,000 square feet (177,000 m²) of retail space, Woodfield today is 2.7 million feet of retail space. In 1973, Lord & Taylor opened and brought along 50 additional new retailers and a whole new wing. In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 1991, Woodfield added 23 more stores and then in 1996, Woodfield grew again with a $110 million wing. This new wing included a three-level Nordstrom, a larger replacement Lord & Taylor, and 50 new specialty stores. Of these new stores, nearly 40 debuted flagship concepts and designs, with about 27 of them the largest in their chains.

While all of this expansion continued at Woodfield, the surrounding village of Schaumburg grew as well. In 1970, the population was 19,000; in 1980, it mushroomed to 55,000; and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Schaumburg had over 75,000 people in 2000. Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson observed that, "Woodfield established a focal point for development throughout all of the northwest suburbs. Without Woodfield, we wouldn't have office towers in Itasca or corporate development in Hoffman Estates."

The GLA of the mall today is 2,700,000 square feet (251,000 m²), making it the fifth largest shopping mall in the U.S. and third largest in terms of shopping area. (King of Prussia Mall in the Philadelphia suburbs and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California are larger). The mall is not only the most visited tourist destination in Chicagoland, it is the most popular tourist destination in Illinois with 27 million annual visitors. The center features nearly 300 stores and is anchored by J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's (formerly Marshall Field's), Nordstrom and the country's largest Sears store at 416,000 square feet (38,600 m²). Woodfield is often used as a test market for retailers; a recent example was the 2004 opening (and nationwide debut) of RUEHL 925 by youth clothier Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2006, the Marshall Field's store was rebranded Macy's.

Anchors

* JCPenney (300,000 sq ft (30,000 m²))

* Lord & Taylor (124,000 sq ft (11,500 m²))

* Macy's (315,500 sq ft (29,310 m²))

* Nordstrom (215,000 sq ft (20,000 m²))

* Sears (416,000 sq ft (38,600 m²))
A B C D E F G H I J K L T
    Welcome to Woodfield Walkers! As over 40 million Americans have discovered walking can help you get on the road to personal fitness. You will find a host of worthwhile health and retail-related benefits when you register to become a member of the FREE Woodfield Walkers Club, co-sponsored by Alexian Brothers Hospital Network. As a Woodfield Walker member, you will enjoy walking in a safe, climate-controlled environment year round. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, attend health education seminars, gain valuable health related information in AlexianConnects HealthLife, and take advantage of Woodfield merchant discounts. Walk Your Way to Better Health Who Can Walk Woodfield Walker is a free club open to everyone. If you are over 40, have been treated for cardiovascular conditions or have high blood pressure, heart, lung or vascular disease, you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you don¡¯t have a physician, contact AlexianConnects at 1-866-ALEXIAN (1-866-253-9426) and they can provide a referral. How Do I Join? Woodfield¡¯s Guest Services, located next to Comcast Connections Court, is the information station for Woodfield Walkers. To sign up for Woodfield Walkers, simply fill out a form at Guest Services after 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Your membership entitles you to receive a Passport to Savings booklet for valuable discounts to numerous Woodfield stores and restaurants. Tracking Efforts When you register, you will receive a mile manager. Each day you walk, fill in the date, time and miles that you walked that day. All miles and minutes should be sub-totaled monthly. Once the mile manager has been filled out you can pick up a new one at Guest Services. You could also keep track online. Membership Benefits Woodfield Walkers members enjoy number benefits in addition to getting in shape and feeling great! As a member, you will receive a monthly breakfast, giveaways and information on other Woodfield Walker special events. The Passport to Savings booklet entitles members to valuable discounts to numerous Woodfield stores and restaurants. * The Woodfield Passport to Savings must be presented at the time of purchase. * The Passport to Savings is valid through December 31, 2008. * The Passport to Savings cannot be redeemed for cash and is not transferable. * Discounts cannot be applied to previously purchased merchandise. * Discounts and offers may be changed or canceled at any time without notice by participating merchants, prior to the expiration date of the Passport. * Discounts and special offers apply to Woodfield store locations only. Distance Upper Level 1.007 miles 5,318 feet Lower Level 1.015 miles 5,360 feet Middle Level North x 150 feet Middle Level South x 312 feet Hallways to Deck (Nordstrom Wing) x 225 feet Total miles = 2.2 Total feet = 11,365 Mile markers are posted on the neutral piers on the walls between stores. Woodfield Walking Hours Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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