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The Shops at North Bridge, Chicago

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The Shops at North Bridge, once known as Westfield North Bridge, is an upscale, urban retail-entertainment district in Chicago, Illinois, located at 520 N. Michigan Avenue. Its anchor store is Nordstrom. Its name alludes first to its location within the nine-block North Bridge complex and to the literal distinction of the shopping center incorporating four-level enclosed bridges over both east Grand Ave, and north Rush Street. When Westfield owned the mall, confusingly, "Westfield North Bridge" typically refers only to the enclosed mall, but Westfield holds a retail management contract for the entire North Bridge complex, which includes another multistory retail complex (two blocks north, at 600 N. Michigan Avenue) built in 1995 and street-level retail spaces throughout the complex. North Bridge also includes five hotels (three Hilton, two Marriott), three parking garages, and two office buildings, housing the American Medical Association and Euro RSCG. Upon opening, it also included a DisneyQuest "urban amusement park," since converted into a furniture store.

In 2003, The Westfield Group acquired the shopping center, and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown North Bridge," dropping the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005.

However, The Macerich Company acquired the mall in January 2008, therefore returning to the mall's original name, "The Shops at North Bridge." It is Macerich's first mall in Illinois, in an effort to acquire high-end retail malls.

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  • They provide charging station for mobile devices. Clean place and location is on Michigan Avenue. Large selection of stores.  more »
  • I haven't been to The Shops at North Bridge for a while. Now, it pleasantly looks not as busy, as during holiday seasons. The place is designed in modern trends of vast space, light colors, easiness.....  more »
  • North Bridge shops has a huge selection of fancy boutiques as well as regular stores that you might expect from anywhere else. Michigan is an abundant source of high street shopping and North Bridge is definitely no exception. The 4 story building is quite a sight, and the interior is also beautifully designed and kept. I spent most of my time at Stuart Weitzman but I'm sure the other shops are equally well maintained and staffed
  • Nice indoor mall in downtown Chicago. Only went to a few stores, Disney and Banana Republic, but both had many items on sale. Clean and bigger than you think once inside.

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