Willowbrook Mall Opens

The mall was developed by, Homart Development Company, a unit of Sears. It opened in 1981, a time of high growth for the area, with anchors Foley’s, Joske’s, Montgomery Ward, and Sears. Macy’s opened a store in 1984 and J. C. Penney added a store in 1992, bringing the total number of anchor stores to 6.