Ford City Mall

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Address: 7601 South Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60652

Stores: 156
10:00 - 21:00 ( Mon - Fri )  10:00 - 19:00 ( Sat )  11:00 - 18:00 ( Sun )  
Phone: 773-767-6400

Ford City Mall is a shopping mall located on the southwest side of Chicago in the West Lawn neighborhood on 73rd Street and Cicero Avenue.


Originally, the building was a factory that manufactured bomber engines during World War II. It was later retrofitted for automobile production for Tucker Corporation and then Ford Motor Company. Once abandoned, developers cut into the building to separate a portion for a mall. The mall opened in 1965 as Ford City. The mall consists of two halves - a strip mall and enclosed mall. Sears anchors the strip-mall portion, which is connected to the main building by a tunnel called "The Connection". It utilizes the basement between the severed halves of the buildings directly below the parking lot. The Connection used to be called Peacock Alley in the late 60s and early 70s. The Connection is home to several specialty shops. Wieboldt's occupied the western-facing space until 1987 when Carson Pirie Scott moved in. The southern-facing space was last occupied by Montgomery Ward until that chain's bankruptcy. It is presently unoccupied. JCPenney occupies the eastern facing space.

Until February 2008, the mall is managed by General Growth Properties Inc. for a private investment company.. The Mall is now owned by CBL & Associates and is planning to redevelop the mall, including the former Montgomery Ward.

The Chicago Transit Authority is investigating a possible extension of the Orange Line to Ford City.


Carson Pirie Scott (156,349 sq. ft.)

JCPenney (182,624 sq. ft.)

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