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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Former Bally's Total Fitness Lot and The Great Indoors Store - Deerbrook Mall Update 8/2015

          Since I had originally posted about the Deerbrook Mall in Deerfield, Illinois in December 2014, It has definitely gained popularity over the Internet and especially on this cite as everyone wants to know whats going on along Waukegan Road. Here is my FLASHBACK: article on the general history of what previously occupied what you see today, and my most recent article relating to the construction and renovation happening to Deerbrook Mall. Here is a series of pictures provided by a new friend of the TTTM Facebook family Maleah Jo Bataoel, and her perspective of what she see's the mall as, and they are quite through as to see the details of the renovations going on and what is to come in the near future for the residents of Deerfield, Riverwoods, and Northbrook, Illinois.

Empty sign

Lot of former Montgomery Ward Auto Center/ former Bally's Total Fitness next door.

Former Montgomery Ward/ The Great Indoors/ Furniture Liquidators/ Wonder!

Old mall entrance

Former Venture/ Best Buy/ mixed use (i.e. Halloween store)

Former Wonder! entrance

Thank you Maleah Jo Bataoel for the great pictures and to see that other people are interested and concerned as me for what goes on in the retail world, however it may affect you and for anyone to gain some interest and perspective on the subject.

Thank you for reading and do not forget to comment below or ask questions and do not forget to check out Trip to the Mall on Facebook.


  1. Thank you so very much for using all the pictures. It actually makes me a little sad as I spent a lot of time at the old Bally's, and when I was there years ago, it was a very busy little shopping center. There was also a George's What's cooking restaurant behind bally's ( or south on waukegan). This building was also demolished like the gym, and it is the new site of the Northwestern Immediate Care (350 S waukegan) ....I believe the center is similar to the old Borders location, across the street, which is also doctor's offices...... ..........Looking forward, I do believe The new Portillo's is a sure thing, in the former space of Bally's , which was 260 Waukegan, "lot/space 42"

    Thanks again, it was fun to see my pics on your blog. :)

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