Algonquin Commons

Algonquin Commons is an outdoor shopping mall, or lifestyle center, located along Randall Road in Algonquin, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The mall is located in Kane County, Illinois, just south of the McHenry County line. The center includes over 50 retailers and restaurants and 600,000 total square feet. The tenants in the center are varied, from discount clothiers, to specialty gift shops, to popular national fashion chains, to local independent shops, to big-box retailers and upscale restaurants. It was built in 2004.

Algonquin Commons
LocationAlgonquin, Illinois, United States
Coordinates42°9′1.7″N 88°20′15.6″W / 42.150472°N 88.337667°W / 42.150472; -88.337667Coordinates: 42°9′1.7″N 88°20′15.6″W / 42.150472°N 88.337667°W / 42.150472; -88.337667
Opening dateOctober 7, 2004
DeveloperJeffrey R. Anderson
ManagementAlgonquin Commons
No. of stores and services54
No. of anchor tenants10
Total retail floor area600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2) (GLA)
No. of floors1
Parkingthousands of spaces

The Algonquin Commons provides Algonquin with 1,700 jobs and over $1 million in sales tax revenue.[1] The Algonquin Commons was built by Jeffrey R. Anderson, the same developer who built the Geneva Commons, which is located in Geneva, Illinois. In early 2013, U.S. Bank filed to foreclose on Algonquin Commons after then-owner Inland Properties ceased payments.[2] The property is now owned by McKinley.

The Commons is also notable for its chic, upscale appearance, including outdoor lighting, lush landscaping, sidewalks and brick pavers to connect the various buildings in the center, outdoor music, individually designed storefronts, benches, and a number of special events held throughout the year, including public art displays, celebrity guest appearances, summer concerts, the Touch-a-Truck event, and horse-drawn carriage rides during the holidays.[3]

Stores and restaurantsEdit

Algonquin Commons is anchored by Art Van Furniture, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Dick's Sporting Goods, Discovery Clothing Company, Half Price Books, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Ross Dress for Less, Trader Joe's, and Ulta.

Additional retailers include 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Loft, Bath & Body Works, Carter's, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Claire's, Crazy 8, Express, GNC, Gymboree, Hallmark (Every Good Thing), Hollister Co., J. Jill, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Justice, Lane Bryant, Mattress Firm, Maurices, New York & Company, Pacific Sunwear, Pottery Barn, Shoelace, Inc., Sylvan Learning Center, Taylor Stevens Salon & Spa, The Children's Place, The Tile Shop, Tilly's, Torrid, UBreakiFix, Victoria's Secret, White House Black Market, Yankee Candle Company, and Zales Jewelers.

Restaurants in the center include Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Bonefish Grill, Houlihan's, Jiang's Mongolian Grill, On the Border, Ta-Wan Thai Restaurant, and Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill.[4]

Randall CrossingEdit

Located immediately adjacent to Algonquin Commons, but not technically part of the center, is a smaller retail center called Randall Crossing. It is located at the immediate southwest corner of Randall Road and County Line Road, in front of Ulta, Discovery Clothing, and Trader Joe's.

Randall Crossing includes Eye Boutique, Great Clips, Lumes Pancake House, Men's Wearhouse, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Revital Nails & Spa, and Tan 9.99.


  1. ^ "Legat Architects | Algonquin Commons". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  2. ^ "Inland Real Estate's Algonquin Commons faces foreclosure". Chicago Business Journal. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine[unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2016-02-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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