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Randhurst Village, previously known as Randhurst Mall and Randhurst Center or simply Randhurst, is a shopping mall located at the corner of Rand Road (U.S. Route 12) and Elmhurst Road (Illinois Route 83) in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The mall took its name from combining the names of these two roads.

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Randhurst Mall was located at the intersection of Rand Road (U.S. Rt. 12) and Elmhurst Road (IL Rt. 83) in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Randhurst Mall opened on August 16, 1962. It was designed by Victor Gruen, who shaped it like an equilateral triangle with a dome in the middle. At the points of the triangle, there were three anchor department stores, which, at the time of its opening, were Wieboldt's, Carson Pirie Scott, and The Fair (a chain owned and operated by Montgomery Ward). Randhurst Mall was Chicagoland's first enclosed mall and the largest enclosed, air-conditioned space in the United States at the time it was built. It had two main floors and two subfloors. Since it was built at the height of the Cold War, it had a fallout shelter big enough to hold every resident in Mount Prospect. Over the following decades, Randhurst Mall was renovated, but the expansion of other malls in the area and the changing shopping tastes of the locals started to seal the demise for Randhurst. Randhurst's final shopping day was September 30, 2008. On August 28, 2009, Randhurst's signature dome was demolished, bringing down the last of the parts to be demolished. The three anchor stores, which currently are Carson Pirie Scott, Costco, and Bed Bath & Beyond, are still standing. They are now be part of the new lifestyle center put in the mall's place. Other buildings on the perimeters of the Randhurst Mall land stayed in place. They include a Jewel-Osco grocery store, Buffalo Wild Wings, Steak 'n Shake, an AMC movie theatre, Chase Bank, The Home Depot, and Borders Books as well as a new, small strip mall that holds a couple small restaurants and stores. In 2011, Randhurst Village was opened.

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