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When was Woodfield Mall opened?

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Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois, first opened its doors in 1971. The shopping center was the brainchild of Sears chairman Robert Wood and Marshall Field of Marshall Field and Co. The establishment's name was derived by combining the names of its founders.

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The mall opened with 160 stores, including an aquarium, indoor ice-skating rink, a pet shop and slides. The mall has grown to encompass nearly 300 stores and restaurants as of 2015, including Sears, Macy's, P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro, American Eagle Outfitters and the Apple Store. Woodfield Mall also offers a number of modern amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, phone charging stations, Travelex ATM machines, free parking and wheelchair accessible restrooms.

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