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2 SHOPPING CENTERS PROVIDE 1 GREAT TASTE OF CHICAGO [May 2012]
Chicagoland's Water Tower Place and Oakbrook Center Provide Dining Options for Every Palette
After a luxurious day of pampering and retail therapy, a tasty delight is the perfect prescription for shoppers. Fortunately, visitors to two of Chicagoland's most prominent shopping destinations, Water Tower Place and Oakbrook Center, are regularly treated to some of Chicagoland's finest dining. With more than 35 options between the two, visitors can expect a wide variety of settings and culinary options from fast casual to fine dining at both centers.
Water Tower Place is downtown Chicago's premier shopping destination with the largest number of Chicago retail exclusives. It sits at the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile and is home to nine different restaurants and eateries. Oakbrook Center, a sister property located just 30 minutes outside of Chicago in west suburban Oak Brook, is the largest open-air premier shopping center in the Midwest. Its food and drink offerings include 27 different choices.
"It's unusual to have access to so many great dining options in a 'mall' atmosphere. We often hear our visitors raving about the delicious food," says Katie Lindsay, marketing manager at Water Tower Place. "In fact, over the past few years, Water Tower Place has become just as much a destination for food as it is for shopping."
From a quick bite or drink on the go to full-fledged white tablecloth service, Oakbrook Center and Water Tower Place offer options for all tastes, budgets and cravings.
"Knowing we have a variety of highly regarded restaurants and dining options on site makes shopping at Oakbrook Center that much more enjoyable for the millions of visitors we host every year," said Suzanne Cook-Beres, senior marketing manager for Oakbrook Center. "We want our shoppers to experience luxury when they visit us and that includes their dining experiences."
Water Tower Place Cuisine
Water Tower Place proudly hosts 13 dining options to suit all ages and palettes. From the girls and boys who visit American Girl Place and the LEGO store to the career woman on her lunch break, the center offers a wide range of choices and settings.
- American Girl® Cafe – special seatings with dolls for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
- Foodease Market - restaurant-quality food in many cuisines for dining or to go, exclusive to Water Tower Place
- foodlife – a one-of-a-kind restaurant featuring 14 distinctive kitchens, each with a unique menu.
- M Burger – juicy burgers, golden fries and creamy shakes
- Mity Nice – modern comfort food and familiar favorites with a twist, another Water Tower Place exclusive
In addition, Water Tower Place offers several options for quick bites and beverages including Wow Bao, Sacred Grounds Bakery & Café, Godiva Chocolatier, Red Mango, Teavana, Auntie Anne's, Macy's Taste Bar and freshii.
Oakbrook Center's Menu
Oakbrook Center is a diner's delight and caters to many taste buds, proudly featuring 27 places for food and drink. From a spot for a professional lunch, a place for a family gathering or a location to gather with the girls, this center truly has it all!
- Baisi Thai – authentic thai food
- The Clubhouse – stylish country club American classics
- The Reel Club – upscale seafood exclusive to Oakbrook Center
- Seasons 52 – fresh grill and wine bar
In addition, Oakbrook Center offers several other choices including: Antico Posto, Auntie Anne's, Café Nordstrom,California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Corner Bakery Café, Elliott's Off Broadway Deli, Espresso Bar at Nordstrom, Godiva Chocolatier, Houlihan's, Macy's La Brea Panini Sandwiches, Macy's Marketplace Hot Food & Baked Goods, Macy's Fruigurt Frozen Treats, Maggiano's Little Italy, Mon Ami Gabi, Mrs. Field's Cookies Sbarro, Starbucks, Stir Crazy, Subway, Teavana, The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus and Wildfire.
"Both Oakbrook Center and Water Tower Place offer well-known favorites as well as options diners won't find anywhere else," added Lindsay. "Come for the shopping, stay for a bite!"
At both Water Tower Place and Oakbrook Center, out-of-town guests, including motor coach groups, convention attendees and individual travelers can enjoy Premier Perks, a program providing special offers and incentives at both shopping centers. Premier Perks includes a signature gift with purchase.For more information about Water Tower Place, including a complete calendar of events, visit www.shopwatertower.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ShopWaterTower and Twitter via @WaterTowerPlace. For more information on Oakbrook Center and its line-up of activities, visit www.oakbrookcenter.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OakbrookCenter and @OakbrookCenter on Twitter.
About Water Tower Place & Oakbrook Center
Water Tower Place and Oakbrook Center are owned and managed by General Growth Properties, a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust focused on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping regional malls throughout the United States. GGP currently owns, or has an interest in, 135 regional shopping malls comprising approximately 136 million square feet of gross leasable area. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. For more information on GGP, please go to www.GGP.com.
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