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Yorktown Center, Lombard

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Yorktown Center is a shopping mall located in the village of Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The mall's anchor stores are JCPenney, Marshalls, and Von Maur, with one vacant anchor store that was once Carson Pirie Scott. The Von Maur store is the second largest in the chain, the largest being at Perimeter Mall that opened in 2012 in Dunwoody, Georgia. The mall also features more than 100 other stores on its two levels. Other amenities include a food court and an outdoor concourse of shops known as The Shops on Butterfield.

At the time of its 1968 opening, the 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) Yorktown Center ranked as the largest shopping center in America. The mall was originally a four-anchor indoor mall - three-story Carson Pirie Scott and Wieboldt's anchor department stores faced each other across a central courtyard, while wings for two-story JCPenney and Montgomery Ward anchor department stores stretched northward and southward, respectively, from the center courtyard. North of the mall proper, a strip mall dubbed the "Convenience Center" was constructed. This was originally anchored by a Grand Union supermarket. Other perimeter buildings included auto centers for the JCPenney and Montgomery Ward anchors, a General Cinema movie theater, and two restaurants.

One unusual feature is the Boeger-Brinkman Cemetery on the southern end of the parking lot, along Butterfield Road. The cemetery was part of a family's farmland that was sold to develop Yorktown Center. A small section of the cemetery remains while others were moved for the construction of the shopping center. Since 2020, another new feature of the mall is that it is now considered the first dog-friendly mall in the entire state of Illinois.
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  • 2 story mall with food court and various stores. Great for a hot day. Sad to see that the old train was taken out and replaced with a kids playground area. It is dog friendly which I was super... 
    2 story mall with food court and various stores. Great for a hot day. Sad to see that the old train was taken out and replaced with a kids playground area. It is dog friendly which I was super...  more »
  • It's a great mall and one of the few places where You can get Mrs Field's cookies.The mall also had a Hotrags store where You can buy incense sticks and other off the wall accessories.The food court.....  more
    It's a great mall and one of the few places where You can get Mrs Field's cookies.The mall also had a Hotrags store where You can buy incense sticks and other off the wall accessories.The food court.....  more »
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  • Still a great mall to visit. Food court is great. Lots of varieties of stores. Has a really nice play area for kids. No complaints!
  • A great mall me and my friends take our service dogs and service dogs in training to train around the other dogs. It is a pet friendly mall so you can bring your fur babies with most of the shops are also pet friendly the windows will tel you which ones are or are not. There’s even a dog treat bakery. The reason I give it a four star is because you will often find some pee they provide poop bags in case your dog has an accident but nothing to clean up pee and there’s not a lot of janitors who clean it up.

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