The former Sears store at the Fox Valley Mall in Aurora is gone!
Demolition started two weeks ago in preparation to make way for the 304 apartments the mall’s owner plans to build on the east side of the mall.
That general plan calls for construction of three, three-story buildings; linear and pocket parks; a community plaza; and a new entrance to the mall building. The buildings will have studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Officials are calling them “luxury apartments,” but no word yet on how much rent would be charged.
Construction is expected to start this spring.
Sears was an original tenant of the mall, which opened in 1975. The store closed in September 2018.