Randhurst Area

Randhurst Village – Mount Prospect, IL

Mount Prospect Randhurst Village Entrance Sign

Today’s shoppers want a lifestyle destination built for quick trips to shops,  restaurants, a movie theater and a hotel.

Parking is free and next to shops.  There also is a monitored, long-term parking garage.

As Mayor, I was proud to help negotiate and sign agreements between Casto Lifestyle Properties and the Village of Mount Prospect.  I broke ground for a new AMC theater.  I cut ribbons for new stores, restaurants and a hotel.  I cut a ribbon to reopen Carson Pirie Scott after it finished a multi-million-dollar make over without closing during the renovation.

Randhurst Village, with its unique prairie-style architecture, gave a new, outdoor shopping experience to an aging Randhurst Mall built in the 1960s.

Using a public-private partnership, the Village of Mount Prospect and Casto Lifestyle Properties joined forces to redo Randhurst Mall.  As a suburban-landlocked property, it presented physical challenges for the developer.

At a time when the economic downturn left other towns with half-finished redevelopment eyesores, Casto Lifestyle Properties worked through the financial issues to finish Randhurst Village for today’s shoppers.

Mayor Irvana K. Wilks meets mascot cow after ribbon cutting to open Chick-Fil-A near Randhurst Village

Ribbon cutting at Chick-Fil-A

Randhurst Village serves as a magnet for other restaurants and stores.  I cut the ribbon to open Chick-Fil-A across from Randhurst on North Elmhurst Road.  It is one such satellite restaurant.

Ribbon cutting was on a snowy day.  I met Chick-Fil-A’s mascot cow who came inside to warm up and greet diners.

In the background of the photo is Trustee Steven Polit who helped with the ribbon cutting.

Panera Café Bread-Breaking Opening

Mayor Irvana K. Wilks breaks bread to open Panera Café at Randhurst Village. Helping are Trustees John Korn and Steve Polit, plus manager of Panera and representative of Chamber of Commerce

It was a spiritual experience breaking the bread to open the new Panera Café at Randhurst Village. Most openings cut ribbons, but Panera asked for a loaf of bread to be broken.