Former Lombard Department Store Gets New Life As Malls Continue Reinvention Process

Like many U.S. malls of its vintage, the 54-year-old Yorktown Mall in Lombard has had its share of struggles, given the rise of e-commerce followed by a crippling pandemic that had it scrambling to pay off mortgage debt last year.

Now, new plans are underway to transform a former anchor department store — Carson Pirie Scott, which enjoyed a 50-year run in the space before shuttering in 2018 — into a mixed-use project to include luxury multifamily buildings, a 3-acre park area, and new dining and retail offerings.

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