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Monday, July 7, 2014

Louis Joliet Mall- (Joliet, IL)

In the far southwest suburb of Joliet, 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, Louis Joliet Mall over 150,000 people as well as the populations of adjoining suburbs of New Lenox, Lockport, and Plainfield.

Louis Joliet Mall is accessed from Interstate 55 N/S and Lincoln Hwy (RT-30).

The 947,000 square foot mall is currently anchored by:

Former Bergner-Weise

Former Marshall Field's

Mall opened in 1978 with original anchor stores Marshall Fields and Sears.

Bergner-Weise opened in September 1979.

Here is a commercial from Bergner-Weise:

JCPenney moved from there downtown Joliet store to a new anchor store in October 1979.

The mall once had strong competition from its competitor, Jefferson Square Mall, down the road, until 1987, when Wieboldt's closed, and most of the stores relocated to Louis Joliet Mall. 

Jefferson Square ultimately closed around 2002 and demolished in 2004 for a Menards and Wal-Mart in 2007.

In 2003, the mall was bought by westfield property and dropped the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005.

In 2006, Marshall Fields was converted by Macys in September.

One of the last Suncoast Motion Pictures Music stores in the country closed in April.

Here are some pictures of the mall in 2012 and 2013:
( I will post more pictures of the Suncoast store and more of the mall at a future date)

Old Sears logo

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