Westfield Fox Valley, formerly Fox Valley Center, is a shopping mall in Aurora, Illinois. Its four anchor stores are Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. Its original anchors included Lord & Taylor, which closed in 1996 and sold its store to Carson Pirie Scott. The Marshall Field's store was renamed Macy's on September 9, 2006. The Westfield Group acquired the shopping center in early 2002, and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Fox Valley", dropping the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005.

Major Anchors
  • Carson Pirie Scott (115,960 sq ft.) store was expanded into nearby vacant storefronts after Carson's moved in.
  • JCPenney (206,937 sq ft.)
  • Macy's (229,558 sq ft.)
  • Sears (316,000 sq ft.)

Former Anchors
  • Lord & Taylor (closed 1996 and space was sold to Carson Pirie Scott)
  • Marshall Field's (space was renamed Macy's in 2006)

Original planning was started in 1968 by Urban Investment and Development Company; a prototype called Environ 2000. The first plans had 640 acres (2.6 km 2) for development as a planned community to help minimize suburban sprawl. When construction was ready to start in June 1973 the planned unit development was 4,220 acres (17.1 km 2) of land between Naperville and Aurora. Fox Valley Center and Villages developers were Metropolitan Structures, Inc., and Westbrook Venture. The Fox Valley Mall is a 1,500,000-square-foot (139,000 m 2) enclosed mall, opened and completed in 1975. Sears and Marshall Field's opened first, followed by JCPenney, Lord & Taylor (now Carson Pirie Scott) and 150 other shops and services. This was later followed by marketing for home builders and office development in the area marketed as Fox Valley Villages. Sales at the mall were stated at $115 million in 1977. After Westfield's purchase of the mall, all the signs and usage of the Fox Valley Center logo was discontinued and replaced with Westfield's standard mall brand logo, with the shortened Fox Valley name. In the same time period there was an extensive renovation of the mall for the first time in its history.


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