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Life Time Fitness, Lands' End, L.L. Bean, Ballard Designs to open in Oakbrook Center as Sears downsizes

Life Time Fitness, Lands' End, L.L. Bean, Ballard Designs to open in Oakbrook Center as Sears downsizes

Life Time Fitness, Lands’ End, L.L. Bean and home furnishings retailer Ballard Designs will open in Oakbrook Center as the suburban shopping complex works to redevelop space formerly occupied by Sears, according to mall operator GGP.

Sears used to fill an entire three-story, 250,000-square-foot space in the Oak Brook mall, but is downsizing to occupy just the lower level. The Hoffman Estates-based department store chain closed the Oakbrook Center store for remodeling last year but plans to reopen in late summer, said spokesman Howard Riefs.

GGP had already leased about 80,000 square feet of the Sears building to KidZania, a children’s entertainment business,...

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