Spring Hill Mall | Shopping mall in Carpentersville, Illinois

In West Dundee and Carpentersville, Illinois, there is a retail center called Spring Hill Mall. Kohl's and Cinemark are the mall's anchor retailers. Four of the anchor stores, which were once Carson Pirie Scott, Sears, Macy's, and Barnes & Noble, are now vacant.

Spring Hill Mall Carpentersville Illinois
Spring Hill Mall Carpentersville Illinois


Homart Development Company, which was once owned by Sears, Roebuck & Company, built Spring Hill Mall. Marshall Field & Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company were the mall's two major tenants when it first opened in October 1980. The area where Kohl's is now located (formerly MainStreet) was initially going to be the site of an anchor store for Carson Pirie Scott, but the agreement was scrapped. In the west wing of the mall, Carson's company established a Honey Bear Farm store in October 1980.

After being added to the mall in 1981 as Bergner-Weise, former anchor Bergner's finally launched a shop there in 1990 under the new name Carson Pirie Scott. When P.A. Bergner & Co. bought Carson's chain in 1989, it decided to rename its Bergner locations in the Chicago region Carson Pirie Scott. Carson's closure was announced on April 18, 2018, along with the parent company Bon-Ton Stores' bankruptcy. On August 29, 2018, Carson's permanently shut down.

The Joseph Spiess firm, a specialty department store firm with its headquarters in Elgin, Illinois, established its anchor facility on the mall's northwest side in 1984. In 1994, Joseph Spiess shuttered the shop at the Spring Hill Mall. Later occupants of this space were Wickes Furniture, Steve and Barry's (which closed in February 2009), Home Furniture Mart, American Eagle Furniture, and Darna Furniture. In 2015, this place was deserted.

JCPenney opened its doors in 1983 at the mall's west-end anchor site. JCPenney stated on January 24th, 2011 that this store would close on June 1st, 2011.

The village of Carpentersville is still in charge of providing police and fire safety services, as well as the issuance of all necessary permits, licenses, and requests for zoning changes to those anchor and mall stores that are currently located in that portion of the mall where current anchor Kohl's and former anchor Carson Pirie Scott & Co. (opened as Bergner-Weise) are located, as well as a portion of the inside mall immediately adjacent to the two anchor store locations.

In May 1982, Red Lobster debuted in the parking lot.

On January 30, 1992, a Jewel-Osco shop opened next to the mall.

Across from the mall, Best Buy and Target Greatland were built in 1994. In 2012, Best Buy shut down. On May 3, 2014, Target Greatland closed, and a sports complex took its place.

In 1996, Denny's restaurant debuted in front of the mall.

In the Sears wing, Barnes & Noble began operations in March 2004. In December of that same year, a Home Depot shop opened up to the north of the mall.

Kohl's is the only anchor shop that is still open today. On September 9, 2006, the Marshall Field's shop was rebranded Macy's.

Following its bankruptcy in 2011, General Growth assets turned out 30 mall assets, including Spring Hill Mall, into Rouse Properties. In 2016, Brookfield Properties Retail Group purchased Rouse Properties. Brookfield purchased General Growth (later GGP) in 2018.

On the site of the previous Toys "R" Us, LA Fitness opened its doors in 2012.

The D. Hill Nursery once stood where it is now, but was moved to Union, Illinois to make room for the mall.

The owner revealed plans for the mall's refurbishment on February 20, 2015. The west end of the mall, including the food court and previous JCPenney and Darna Furniture shops, will be demolished as part of the first phase to create a place for a new 37,000-square-foot Cinemark cinema that opened on December 15, 2016. In addition, plans call for converting the enclosed mall into an outdoor shopping complex and adding an entertainment and eating pavilion.

The mall's H&M store debuted on March 23, 2017.

It was announced on November 6, 2019, that Sears would shut down in February 2020. The only surviving anchors after Sears' demise were Macy's and Kohl's. The mall's demise also resulted in the loss of its 1980 opening-year anchors. The closure of Macy's was announced on January 7, 2020. The only anchors that remained in the mall were Kohl's, Barnes & Noble, and Cinemark. Barnes & Noble moved to the adjacent Algonquin Commons on October 22, 2021, leaving Kohls and Cinemark as the mall's sole surviving anchors. The Kohan Retail Investment Group purchased Spring Hill Mall in 2021.