Skokie’s Outdated Orchard mall to get new shops, Capital Grille.

ByLouise McGinnis

Oct 4, 2022

A sequence of recent retail shops are about to open at Skokie’s Westfield Outdated Orchard Purchasing Middle, with a well-liked alternative for ebook lovers now returning to the mall.

Westfield introduced the return of Barnes & Noble, which closed its Outdated Orchard bookstore final 12 months after a 27-year run, with the corporate saying a re-development of the earlier constructing necessitated the closure.

Barnes & Noble officers at the moment are promising a two-story, roughly 20,000 square-foot retailer at 4999 Outdated Orchard Purchasing Middle, near Zara clothes retailer and reverse The Cheesecake Manufacturing unit.  Inside the placement shall be a Paper Supply, a stationary and present retailer.

“Outdated Orchard was one of many busiest of all of the Barnes & Noble bookstores and it was very unhappy to shut the shop final 12 months.  This mentioned, the constructing was very dated and having it torn aside provides us the chance to construct a brand new retailer,” Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt mentioned in an announcement.  “It’s thrilling additionally to have a Paper Supply inside the retailer.  Paper Supply is such a terrific Chicago model and can fantastically complement the bookstore.”

Old Orchard Shopping Center is seen in August 2022.

Additionally scheduled to open forward of the vacations was a Bloomie’s, the second-in-the-nation idea retailer opened by Macy’s Inc., the homeowners of Bloomingdale’s.  Pioneer Press reported in August a shift in technique with the closure of the big Outdated Orchard Bloomingdale’s division retailer with the homeowners downsizing to a smaller location on the property.

Additionally set to open is a Psycho Bunny, which provides mens’, boys’, and large and tall clothes, and a Levi’s retailer. Tory Burch, which sells designer purses, sneakers and equipment, and Alo Yoga, which provides yoga and exercise put on, just lately opened.

Mall patrons can even have the ability to eat at The Capital Grille steakhouse and Molly’s Cupcakes.

“The brand new openings and longstanding retail companions will proceed to supply a best-in-class buying expertise for the North Shore neighborhood, and we are able to’t wait to share much more updates quickly,” Westfield Outdated Orchard Senior Normal Supervisor Serge Khalimsky mentioned in an announcement.

A Westfield spokeswoman didn’t provide particular dates when the shops would open.