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Gurnee Mills

Gurnee Mills
Location Gurnee, Illinois, United States
Opening date August 8, 1991
Developer Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 200
No. of anchor tenants 16
Total retail floor area 1,912,969 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1

Gurnee Mills is an indoor mall, established in Gurnee, Illinois, a village west of Waukegan, Illinois. It is located about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 40 minute drive either way, and near Six Flags Great America. It is a single-level Z-shaped mall. At 1,912,969 square feet (177,720.6 m2) of gross leasable area, it is the third largest mall in Illinois, and is visited by more than 20 million people each year. Gurnee Mills opened on August 8, 1991.[1]


  • History 1
  • Anchors 2
  • Junior anchors 3
  • Restaurants 4
  • Former anchors 5
  • Former restaurants 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Gurnee Mills was initially owned by Mills Corporation. In 2007, the Simon Property Group acquired the Mills Corporation. In April 2010, plans for a $5 million renovation were announced. The renovations are expected to take up to 3 years to be completed.[2] In July of 2013 Macy's and the new full price wing opened.


Junior anchors


Former anchors

  • Sears (closed 1993, occupied by JCPenney from 1994-2009)
  • Waccamaw Pottery (closed 2001, demolished in 2003 to make way for Sears Grand)
  • Spiegel (closed 2002, demolished to make way for Kohl's)
  • Phar-Mor (closed 2002, replaced by Value City)
  • Value City (closed 2008, occupied by Value City Furniture since 2009)
  • Circuit City (closed 2009, demolished in 2011 to make way for Macy's)
  • J. C. Penney (closed 2009, occupied by Shoppers World since 2011)

Former restaurants


  1. ^ "About Gurnee Mills". Simon Company. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Sandra M. Jones (April 28, 2010). "Gurnee Mills to get $5 million facelift". Chicago Breaking Business. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 

External links

  • Gurnee Mills website

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