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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Reached Its High Point Long Ago: High Point Centre in Lombard, Illinois.


     Shopping malls across America becoming vacant and becoming more empty with numerous chains closing up more and more frequently. Not exactly overlooked but not given equal attention are the several thousand shopping plazas and strip malls strewn throughout each and every town and city. Starting out strong at first, with purpose, so many stores, each suiting individual needs but all serving the same purpose, are just empty storefronts now. An example made of this property pandemic is the High Point Centre in Lombard, Illinois. Built in 1992 with Cub Foods, Possibly Kids R Us (Babies R Us), Odd Lots (Big Lots), Office Depot, and several small tenants in out parcels including Hollywood Video and Burger Kings. Telling by these photos, the age of the vehicles and the stores, these had to be taken around 2004-2005. Cub Foods would have closed around 2006 and Ultra Foods opened in its place. So much has changed over a decade at this shopping center, it currently being so vacant and parts of it being demolished. I have memories of shopping at these stores and eating around this area with my parents and a very young kid. Although the memories are in my head from then, but to now connect those thoughts to actual photos to really see what the area looked like way back then long before I took an interest in retail preservation.

All of these photos are property of Loopnet. Here is the link to the leasing site where I found these photos.









To see the Cub Foods sign, a Lincoln-Mercury dealership, and the old Burger King logo on this location really is something. This has to be 2004-2005, no later than 2006 for sure.









 These Burger King photos have to be prior to 2010, after that, this location was closed for several years before being demolished and a new Burger Kind returning to this exact location.





My recent photos of the east side of the center being demolished with news of an LA Fitness coming soon.




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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Deerbrook Mall: 4/18 Update


     For the past few years, Deerbrook Mall along Waukegan Road in Deerfield, IL has seen some outstanding changes in development and tenants. The mall itself has since been demolished and a new Jewel-Osco has opened in place of the old Jewel store. Many tenants have closed and new stores added. A Hobby Lobby and Michigan-based Art Van Furniture was most recently added.


It has been a while since I last visited, Office Max has since closed.



Below in chronological order is my series of posts featuring new changes to the development and renovations to Deerbrook Mall.


Here is my FLASHBACK: post of the Deerbrook featuring photos from Labelscar.




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