There are more than sixty brand name stores at the Peru Mall in Peru, Illinois. The mall can be found one quarter of a mile from I-80 on 38th Street and Illinois Route 251. The mall is a single story mall with anchor stores, JC Penney, Bergner's, Marshalls and Sears. There are also specialty stores like the Buckle, Hot Topic, The Limited and Victoria's Secret.
The mall sports the ARIVA Skin and Day Care Spa, cinemas and Bath & Body Works. There are restaurants like Maid-Rite Diner and Applebee's. The mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are special hours during the holidays along with special sales. Doors open at 7:00 am for mall walkers. Peru Mall Gift Cards are valid at participating stores and restaurants in the mall. The mall is operated by GK Development, Inc.
Stores that make up the mall include: Bon Worth, C.J. Banks, Christopher & Banks, Claire's Boutique, Color Me Yours, Country Cottage, Eye Beauty, F.Y.E., Famous Footwear, Finish Line, Furry Babies, Fun zone, GameStop and General Nutrition Center. Kay Jewelers, Hair Pros 15, Kirlin's Hallmark, Lunar Mini Golf, Marshall's, Off the Wall, PacSun and Payless Shoe Source are just some of the others at the Peru Mall. You can get your ears pierced at Piercing Pagoda, visit Pro Golf, Radio Shack, Rue Salon, Regis Salon, Secret Nails, Seno Formal Wear, Spencer's Gifts, Sportacular, Sterling Optical, The Back Store, The Digital Store, Vanity, Waldenbooks and Zale's Jewelers.
Besides Applebee's and Maid Rite Diner visitors to the mall can get something to eat at Grinders or Didoughs Twisted Pretzel. If entertainment is what guests are looking for they can find it at EB Games, Kiddie Rides, Fun Zone, Peru Mall Cinemas, Radio Shack, Sears Electronic/Computers/TV and Stereo, Spencer Gifts, Ticketmaster at Bergner's and Waldenbooks.
There is a family friendly play area in the JC Penney Courtyard area. The soft toys at the play area are sponsored by the Illinois Valley Community Hospital. This area is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday and from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. The area seeks to encourage a healthy lifestyle for everyone in the family. There is also a Tai Chi Class for visitors to the mall every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00 am.
The Customer Service Center is in the center court by Bergner's. They have services which include: making copies, coupon and discount information, event information, directions to stores and restrooms, a fax machine, lost and found, gift cards and free wheel chairs. The Customer Service Center is open during mall hours. Visitors looking for an ATM machine will find one located along the cinema corridor. Public pay phones are scattered throughout the mall. The Peru Mall Management Office is in Suite E-1 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. During special times of the year the mall adds fourteen kiosk spaces throughout the mall so that vendors can take advantage of seasonal traffic.