Westfield Old Orchard Mall adds 3 new stores, 2 new restaurants and an old favorite – NBC Chicago


A slew of shops and restaurants are coming to Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie – and one you might remember from the mall’s past.

According to a Wednesday press release, stores will open before the holiday season, with perhaps more shopping options along the way. “New openings and long-time business partners will continue to provide a top-notch shopping experience for the North Shore community, and we look forward to sharing even more updates soon.”

New openings include two restaurants, three new clothing retailers and the return of a popular favorite: Barnes & Noble, which opened at the center in 1994 but closed in 2021.

One of the new retailers, Bloomie’s, will enter the mall as Bloomingdale’s, one of the mall’s flagship department stores, exits.

Below is the full list of new stores.

Barnes & Nobles

After closing its mall storefront in 2021, Barnes & Noble is returning to the Skokie lot. The bookstore offers a wide selection of book, music, DVD and magazine titles, as well as an area with lounge chairs and tables for readers.


An extension of Bloomingdale’s, Bloomie’s is a new fashion-focused mall. In addition to clothing, the store will feature Colada Shop, a restaurant serving coffee, Caribbean-inspired small bites and cocktails. The new storefront will mark the store’s expansion into the Midwest.

Capital Grid

The gourmet steakhouse is set to open in Skokie by the end of the year. With locations nationwide, this will be the restaurant’s fifth storefront in Illinois.


A clothing company known for its denim, Levi Strauss & Co. will join the center community.

Molly’s cupcakes

The Chicago-native bakery will launch its first outpost on the North Shore this fall, offering a variety of cupcakes that will be made from scratch. Cookies, pies and homemade ice cream will also be on the menu. The bakery has five other locations in Illinois and a portion of its profits are donated to schools in the community.

psycho bunny

The American clothing company designs colorful polo shirts and modern menswear. Psycho Bunny is known for its bunny-embroidered polo shirts.


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