Fox Valley mall will close next year, the mall’s owner said Tuesday.
Fox Valley is closing for renovations and to replace a sign with a new one, which will have to be put up to replace it.
The mall will reopen in 2021.
Fox’s mall, which opened in 2010, will also close after 20 years, according to its owner, Wheaton-based Fox Valley Resorts.
The new sign will be erected by Nov. 25, 2020, the developer said.
The site was being eyed for development in the Fox River Valley area, according the New York Times.
The developer said the mall is being rebuilt in an effort to “enhance its tourist and cultural value.”
The mall was slated to open in 2019, but was delayed when Fox Valley acquired it in a foreclosure sale in December of 2015.
The company said it was able to secure $300 million in financing.
Wheaton, the hometown of Fox’s namesake, will close in 2021, after having been a mall since 2008.
The Fox Valley location is a popular attraction, and is located near the Fox-owned Fox Valley State Park.
The former Wheaton Mall, which has been in operation since 1984, is now owned by Wheaton Properties.
Fox is the owner of several other retail sites in the area, including The Wheaton and The Wheatmans, the latter of which opened last year.
Fox River Mall has been the subject of some controversy in recent years, with the owner claiming that it is a public nuisance.
It was also a focal point for a 2016 fight between protesters and police.
In a press release, Fox Valley said that it has been a significant part of Wheaton for more than 100 years, and has a “long history of community involvement.”