Yorktown Center is an enclosed regional shopping mall located in the village of Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1968, the mall currently features more than 100 stores on two levels. Anchor stores include Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, and a flagship Von Maur (the largest store in the Von Maur chain). The mall also features two junior anchor stores: HomeGoods and Marshalls. Other amenities include a food court, a movie theater, and an outdoor concourse of shops known as The Shops on Butterfield.
At the beginning of the decade, a major remodeling of the central courtyard took place. The narrow, linear bridge between the north and south sides of the courtyard was demolished, along with its pair of escalators. In its place, a wide diagonal bridge was built, with two pairs of escalators. As part of the project, a proper customer service desk was built near the north-side escalator; the mall had no such desk prior to this time.
Montgomery Ward was the latest anchor to fall, closing as the chain fell to bankruptcy in 2001. After a short stint as Magellan's Furniture, the anchor was demolished for a lifestyle center section known as "The Shops on Butterfield". This new section, anchored by HomeGoods, Marshalls, and Lucky Strike Lanes, opened in 2007. At the same time, the "Convenience Center" was renamed "The Shops at Yorktown"; despite the popularity of the Carson Pirie Scott furniture gallery, it has continued to exhibit a high rate of vacancies.
Also in 2007, a 500 bed Westin hotel was opened on the periphery. This hotel includes a conference center and two restaurants run by the Harry Caray restaurant empire. The Montgomery Ward auto center was torn down in favor of a Claim Jumper restaurant, which joined Rock Bottom Brewery, Buca di Beppo, and The Capital Grille along the property's perimeter. In late 2008, Steve & Barry's closed (as did all of its other stores).