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Catalog Number 2003.011.109
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photograph of The Grove Shopping center, constructed at the southwest corner of Biesterfield Road and Arlington Heights Road, c. 1966.
Collection Schuette Biermann Farmhouse Collection
Notes The Grove Shopping Center, also known as the Grove Mall, opened for business on November 17, 1964 at the southwest corner of Biesterfield Road and Arlington Heights Road. This was the second shopping facility constructed in the village to serve the growing population, with the first being the Park N' Shop shopping center at the southeast corner of Arlington Heights Road and Higgins Road. The Grove Shopping Center was constructed in three phases to conform with growth of Elk Grove Village. The mall was designed using a cluster mall type construction and covered walls connecting various building groups. Walgreens hosted a grand opening in January 1965.

The first tenants included: High Low Foods, Jewel Tea Company (Jewel Food Store), Seasons 'N Reasons Gift Shop, Grove Paint & Wallpaper, Grove Beauty Salon, Grove Shoe Repair, Kotz Shows, Walgreen Drugs, Village Sports Inc., Grove Barber Shop, Elk Grove Post Office, Grove Currency Exchange, One Hour Martinizing Cleaners, Frigidaire Coin Laundry, and Country Miss.

After losing its anchor tenants in 1987, the Grove Mall became largely vacant. In 1997, the Grove Shopping Center was demolished. Walgreens was permitted to remain open until their new store was complete further west on Biesterfield Road. Jewel Food store opened a location across the street near the northwest corner of Biesterfield Road and Arlington Heights Road. Anchor tenants at the new shopping center in place of the Grove Mall included Dominick's Finer Foods and Walgreens.
Source Mary McCarthy
Search Terms Shopping