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Sears at Glenbrook Mall to be razed

February 6, 2019

The vacant Sears store and its auto center at Glenbrook Mall will soon be no more. 

Documents filed with the Department of Planning Services reveal a plan to tear it down and construct a strip-like retail center called the Shoppes at Glenbrook and a new, free-standing Portillo’s restaurant. 

Portillo’s is family-style chain of casual eateries with many locations in the Chicago area and one each in Indianapolis and Merrillville. 

Plans do not indicate when the Sears building will be torn down. The plan has been proposed by Seritage SRC Finance LLC, in New York City. 

The new building will be attached to the existing mall. Blueprints indicate a four-business strip with 10,200 and 22,145 -square-foot spaces described as “junior anchor” stores, an 18,045 retail pace and a 16,000-square-foot “entertainment” space. 

Tenants for those spaces have not been determined, the application states. 

rsalter@jg.net

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