OMNIPLAN was selected to redevelop Oakbrook Center in a multi-phased approach to help it compete in today’s retail landscape, introducing entertainment options and creating more of a community feel. Phase 1 addressed all the common areas throughout the center. Phase 2 added a movie theater and upscale, modernized version of a traditional food court. Phase 3 converted the former Sears box into a Kidzania.
The 14,000 SF District Food Hall includes 10 gourmet eateries centered around a common seating area. Many have outside patio seating in an area ringed with greenery and flowers, while indoors is a large food hall, appealingly split into sections for the various eateries with interesting seating options and tables sized from petite to communal. Two additional eateries occupy two outward-facing storefronts. The AMC IMAX Theater includes 12 screens and sits on top of additional structured parking levels.