Alton Square is a shopping mall situated on the corner of Homer Adams Parkway and Alton Square Mall Drive in Alton, Illinois. Opening hours are 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays although restaurant hours may vary. It is an enclosed regional mall with almost 635,000 square feet of gross leasing area and plenty of parking spaces.
The mall has undergone renovation work in 2008/9 and currently houses over 60 stores and restaurants. It is owned by Coyote Management, L.P., a mall ownership and management company based in Dallas, Texas. They acquired the mall in 2007 and as well as undertaking work on the mall they have also expanded the Hayner Public Library within Alton Square.
The mall has numerous stores and restaurants located on two levels with the anchor stores being JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. As well as these department stores, many other clothing stores for men, women and children are featured here including Christopher & Banks, Maurices, New York & Co and Savvi Formalwear. Several specialist shoe stores also feature here such as Famous Footwear and Payless Shoe Source, whilst sporting goods can be found at Champs Sports and Finish Line.
Shoppers can find jewelry and accessories at Claire's Boutique on the lower level, and Alton Square also has several health and beauty stores such as Bath and Body Works, GNC Live Well and Vitamin World. Various services are provided here too at Mastercuts, Merle Norman Cosmetics and Top Nails. JCPenney and Sears also have their own portrait studio and optical departments, with the former also featuring a styling salon and the latter a hearing aid department.
Books, cards and gifts can be purchased at stores such as Calendar Club, Family Christian Bookstores, Kirlin's Hallmark, Spencer Gifts and Things Remembered. Toys and games are available at GameStop on the lower level and Radio Shack, which is upstairs. There are various events and programs held at the mall, and children can also be entertained with the coin operated kiddie rides on both floors outside Sears.
There are a few places to find food ranging from snacks and beverages to sit down restaurant meals. Eateries open at the mall are Amarillo Tex's Steakhouse, China Gate Express, Cookie Factory Bakery and Cafy and Olga's Kitchen. Nearby there are many other eateries on Homer Adams Parkway such as Applebee's, China King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Steak N Shake.
The Customer Service Center is located near the center of the mall on the lower level, with staff available to help with store and local area information, whilst the Mall Management Office and Security are located upstairs. Services and amenities at the Customer Services desk include lost and found, free wheelchair hire and stroller rentals as well as a copy and fax service at the Hayner Library on the lower level. Restrooms are located on the upper level and there is also a photo booth close to Sears on the lower level.
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