Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall are gearing up for a long day of holiday shopping

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and retailers at the Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall are gearing up for a long day of holiday shopping. Gurnee Mills will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day, but will open at midnight for a full day of Christmas shopping on Friday. No doubt retailers will offer special savings, Christmas sales and coupons to entice early birds.

Fill up on Thanksgiving turkey and get a nap in front of the TV. You will need to save your energy for the midnight shopping adventure. There are even hotels nearby if you are traveling a distance and want a base of operations near the mall.

Gurnee Mills is an indoor shopping mall with over 200 stores offering products at discount prices. According to the Gurnee Mills website, over 23 million shoppers visit the mall every year. Major retails at the mall include Off 5th - Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Nike Factory Outlet, Bass Pro Shops, T.J. Maxx, Kohl's, Burlington Coat Factory, J.C. Penney Outlet, Sears Grand and Marshalls HomeGoods.

Stores at Gurnee Mills offer accessories, arts & crafts, cards & stationery, books, gifts, children's fashions, cigars and tobacco, entertainment, health and beauty products, home decor, home furnishings, jewelry, luggage, men's fashions, women's fashions, music, electronics, eyewear, photography, shoes, sporting goods, toys and games.

There are two food courts at Gurnee Mills, offering a variety of snacks and meals. If you want a sit down meal, Rainforest Cafe and Ruby Tuesday will wait on you. There are also a number of chain restaurants surrounding the mall.

Gurnee Mills is a large and very spread-out mall. I suggest you look at the mall map on its website and plan a strategy. Visit the stores you are most interested in first. Of course, wear comfortable shoes, because there will be a lot of walking.
If you finish shopping early, there may be time to catch a movie at the Gurnee Marcus Cinema.
Regular mall hours are Monday to Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday 11 am to 7 pm. Special Black Friday hours are 12 am (midnight) to 10 pm.

Gurnee Mills Location
Gurnee MIlls is located at the intersection of I-94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132), in Lake County, Illinois. The mall is strategically positioned midway between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gurnee is 40 miles from the City of Chicago and 59 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Gurnee Mills Mall, 6170 West Grand Avenue, Gurnee, Illinois 60031. 1-847-263-7500.