Changes coming at Woodfield Mall

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A rendering of what Woodfield Mall’s Grand Court will look like after renovation. | Simon Property Group

Woodfield Mall will undergo a modernization this year, including a revamp of the grand court.

Owner Simon Property Group announced Tuesday the Schaumburg mall facelift will get underway almost immediately and last most of this year. The brickwork and brick planters will be replaced in a design featuring glass railings and ceramic flooring. A new elevator and two escalators are planned too.

“Woodfield Mall is committed to providing local residents and Chicagoland visitors with the best possible shopping experience,” general manager David Gott said in a news release. “This exciting development will greatly improve traffic flow through the grand court and provide our fashion-forward guests with a warm and comfortable environment to shop, dine and play.”

The mall is among the largest shopping destinations in the country with 300 retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

In a separate development at Woodfield, Sears has leased 40,000 square feet for a Level 257 restaurant and entertainment center that includes 16 bowling lanes, Crain’s reported. The name is a reference to Pac-Man’s highest level of play. The center will be run by Wood Dale-based Namco Entertainment, which has ties to the company behind the video game.

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