Westfield Louis Joliet Mall
, formerly/informally known as Louis Joliet Mall
, is a shopping mall
in Joliet, Illinois
. It is located at 1118 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. Its four anchor stores
are Carson Pirie Scott
(formerly Marshall Field's
) and Sears
. The mall opened in 1978 with Sears and Marshall Field & Company
opened in September 1979, and JCPenney
would move from downtown to the mall one month later. In the beginning, Louis Joliet Mall had stiff competition from the slightly older mall a few miles away on Jefferson Street, Jefferson Square Mall
. Many shops had a location in both malls (Stuart's, Musicland, Printer's Ink, etc). After the Wieboldt's
at Jefferson Square closed in 1987, many of these stores either went to Louis Joliet Mall or simply closed their Jefferson Square location.
Louis Joliet is a one-level mall with Macy's
at one end and Carson Pirie Scott
and Sears at other end. There is a food court
off the main corridor in the center of the mall.
The Carson Pirie Scott
in the mall was originally a Bergner's
when it opened. It was converted after the merger of P.A. Bergner with Carson Pirie Scott
The mall Barely escaped destruction when the Plainfield Tornado
passed within a few hundred yards of the southwest entrance. Some shoppers report seeing nothing but a huge, black wall when they looked to the southwest.
The Marshall Field's
store was officially renamed Macy's
on September 9, 2006.
The Westfield Group
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