SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- A local mall is losing a longtime tenant and being replaced with a smaller format store.
Bloomingdale's announced that it is closing its department store at the Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie by the end of October.
The company also announced a plan to open a smaller format store within the mall.
Charles Anderson, Director of Sales for Bloomingdale's said the new 50,000 square feet store called Bloomie's will remain true to the high-end department store. The new store will occupy where Barnes & Noble used to be located.
Bloomingdale's opened at Old Orchard Mall in 1995. The mall has suffered blows to its tenant lists in recent years. In 2018, Lord & Taylor left and the pandemic forced others to close up shop as well.
Anderson said that clearance sales are set to begin Sept. 6 and will run through the closure in October. Bloomie's is set to open in November at the earliest.