Lincoln Mall located at 208 Lincoln Mall in Matteson, Illinois is open from 10:30am to 8:30pm Monday through Friday, 10am until 8pm on Saturday and from 11am until 6pm on Sundays. The mall extends it hours until 9 and 10pm during the holiday season depending on the specific date. The mall is leased and managed by the Mid-America Asset Management Incorporated. There are a number of services and amenities offered at the mall. The mall first opened in 1973 and has two levels.
When Lincoln Mall opened it had four anchors, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penney, Wieboldt's and Montgomery Ward. Randhurst Corporation developed the shopping center when was renovated during 1993. During the 80's the Weibolt's store closed the location was reopened with a Sear's store during 1995. In 1999 Montgomery Ward closed and the company's bankruptcy followed shortly after, the closing was followed by JC Penny closing during 2000. The loss of these two stores caused several other stores to leave Lincoln Mall as the number of patrons to the mall declined.
The Lincoln Mall underwent a redevelopment of over a million dollars to gain new retailers to the facility. Plans for the mall included the addition of a multi-screen cinema and utilizing a four lane to connect Lincoln Highway and Cicero Avenue. The sites of the former Montgomery Ward and JC Penny were among the areas of the mall that had to be demolished to perform the expansion. Two new stores were opened during the year 2007.
The lower level of Lincoln Mall has an ATM for shopper's convenience and general information about the mall can be gotten from the customer service center. The mall also provides lockers on both the lower and upper levels close to the restrooms for the customer's alone with a lost and found in the public safety office. In addition there are wheelchairs available to aid customers with disabilities. Lincoln mall also makes every effort to ensure that customers can find what they want by making directories of stores available throughout the mall. Strollers, schedules for buses and the routes they take can be obtained from the Lincoln Mall's customer service center.
Lincoln Mall offers something for the kids too, with the Outdoor Adventure and the Kids Club. Outdoor Adventure offers a soft play area for children up to forty-two inches tall that they can climb, crawl and explore on. There is no charge for admittance to this area however the removal of shoes is required prior to entry. Children as young as three and as old as ten can benefit from the kids club offered. Payment for a child's enrollment can be done that the customer service center of the mall.
Lincoln Mall is conveniently located close to downtown Chicago and can be accessed by following the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94 South) to Interstate 57. Once on Interstate 57 follow it to Route 30 and take the Lincoln Highway Exit. The mall can also be reached easily from Joliet, Kankakee and the Northwest Suburbs.
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