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October 15, 2014
Lauren Fyke / Tasha Yohan
GPR | Goodman Public Relations
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Extended holiday hours and deals kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 27

GURNEE, IL (October 15, 2014) – Ready, set, save! Shoppers looking to cash-in on the lowest prices of the year will want to mark their calendars, now, as Gurnee Mills, Chicagoland’s premier and largest shopping destination of its kind with outlet, value and full-price retailers all under one roof, gears-up for Black Friday and extended holiday hours. The popular attraction will be open from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Thursday, November 27 and again from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Black Friday, November 28, giving budget-conscious and early bird shoppers a head start for the 2014 holiday season.

“Those looking to start their holiday shopping early will discover unbeatable deals on Gurnee Mills’ name brand merchandise throughout the weekend,” said Chelsie Petereit, director of marketing and business development at Gurnee Mills. “From designer fashions to the top trending toys and electronics, Gurnee Mills has more stores with unmatched savings than anywhere else in the area. Our Black Friday hours will give shoppers the greatest opportunity to find the perfect gifts within budget for everyone on their holiday list.”

Home to a coveted mix of more than 200 stores showcasing savings of up to 70% off of everyday prices, Gurnee Mills is the perfect Black Friday destination for shoppers from near and far. Top Gurnee Mills retailers include adidas Outlet Store, Charming Charlie, The Disney Store Outlet, Forever 21, H&M, LEGO Brand Retail Store, LOFT, Nike Factory Store, PINK, the Puma Store, The Sports Authority, Toys “R” Us Outlet and popular department stores, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Macy’s.

For guests looking to take a break from bargain hunting, Gurnee Mills offers unique dining and entertainment options, including Rainforest Cafe, Ruby Tuesday and the recently renovated Dining Pavilion, as well as Rink Side Sports and Entertainment Center and Gurnee Marcus Cinema 20.

For more information on Gurnee Mills, including a list of special holiday hours, call (847) 263-7500 or visit www.gurneemills.com. Gurnee Mills may also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GurneeMills and on Twitter @GurneeMills and Instagram @GurneeMills.

About Gurnee Mills
Gurnee Mills, Chicagoland’s premier and largest shopping destination of its kind with more than 200 outlet, value and full-price retailers all under one roof, showcases Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, H&M, Guess Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, LEGO Brand Retail Store, Charming Charlie and more. Gurnee Mills is also home to a full-price retail wing featuring a full-line Macy’s. In addition to enjoying great shopping, guests can dine at Rainforest Cafe and Ruby Tuesday, have playtime at Rink Side Sports or the popular Chicago-themed children’s play area sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, watch live performances at the Telemundo Chicago Entertainment Stage and catch a movie at Gurnee Marcus Cinema 20.

Gurnee Mills is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132) in Gurnee, IL, approximately 40 minutes from Chicago and Milwaukee. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Gurnee Mills, please call (847) 263-7500 or visit www.gurneemills.com. Like Gurnee Mills on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GurneeMills and follow us on Twitter @GurneeMills and on Instagram @GurneeMills.

About The Mills
The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

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