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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Market Place Mall- (Champaign, IL)

The Marketplace Mall is an enclosed shopping center in Champaign, IL and is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, and Bergner's. 

The mall opened in 1975 with Sears, JCPenney, Famous- Barr, and a fourth anchor that would eventually become Bergner's.

In 1999, the JCPenney closed and came back in 2004.

A Tuscany-themed italian villa setting was part of the renovation and expansion plans which were completed in August 1999.

In 2006, Famous-Barr was changed names to Macy's.

In 2013, Sears announced they would close its mall store, after being in Champaign since 1928 and being an original mall anchor since 1975.

Here are pictures of the mall from August 2013:

Former Famous-Barr

Now closed

really nice "rainbow" entrance

Closed...big surprise 

If anyone has any history of the mall they would like to share, feel free to post and comment below.

Thank you for reading.