Bloomingdale’s closes store at Westfield Old Orchard shopping center

SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — The Bloomingdale’s store at the Westfield Old Orchard shopping center in Skokie will close later this year.

Bloomingdale’s announced on Thursday that clearance of the Old Orchard store will begin on September 6, with the store expected to close in October.

Bloomingdale’s plans to open a new, smaller “Bloomie’s” store in Old Orchard later this year. The 50,000-square-foot store will be located in a different location in the mall than the soon-to-close Bloomingdale’s largest store, and will “add a wide and meaningful selection of soft home categories,” as a statement from Bloomingdale’s puts it. hurry.

Bloomingdale’s opened its first small Bloomie’s store in Fairfax, Virginia last year.

Bloomingdale’s flagship store remains open at 900 N. Michigan Ave. on the Magnificent Mile. There are also Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores at Woodfield Village Green in Schaumburg, Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, and Village Square of Northbrook.

A Bloomingdale’s Home and Furniture store also operated in the Medina Temple building at 600 N. Wabash Ave. for 17 years until it closed in 2020. A temporary installation of the Bally Casino is now intended for the temple space in Medina.