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Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills Adds Three Tenants

Centennial’s Hawthorn Mall, a super-regional shopping center in Vernon Hills, IL, has added three new tenants: CM Chicken, Daily Thread and FunFlatables. The new CM Chicken, short for “Choong Man Chicken,” has leased a 1,759-square-foot space on the upper level of the center near the AMC movie theater.  

The new 4,600-square-foot Daily Thread, opening soon on the upper level near Center Park, offers a wide selection of affordable everyday women’s clothing and accessories from popular brand names. FunFlatables is a 7,254-square-foot entertainment venue located on the upper level near Macy’s. 

Leasing for Hawthorn Mall is handled by Centennial’s Kellie Forman and Bill Ingraham. The center is currently undergoing comprehensive redevelopment that will transform the property from a traditional shopping center into a master-planned mixed-use development. The redevelopment includes the Domaine at Hawthorn Row, an apartment complex. 


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