Best Buy to Close Deerfield Store
Businesses continue to leave Deerbrook Mall.
Deerfield’s Best Buy store at the Deerbrook Mall is among the 50 the company will be closing throughout the country including six in the Chicago area, according to a report today in the Chicago Tribune. No closing date has been set.
With today’s announcement, Best Buy becomes the second major store to shutter its Deerbrook location in the last three months after Wonder! closed in February. Businesses in the vicinity of Waukegan and Lake Cook Roads have been particularly hard hit with Woodfire Chicken going out of business two weeks ago.
Part of the blame for the Woodfire closing was put on the extensive construction last year on Lake Cook Road, according to the property’s landlord Charles Ifergan.
With the construction returning in 2013, local businesses are already preparing to deal with the effects. The Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce has set a meeting April 24 to begin efforts to work on the issue.