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Woodfiled Mall in Schaumburg welcomes Velocity esports – NBC Chicago

A new giant entertainment lounge is now open at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

Velocity Esports, a 15,000-square-foot esports arcade and lounge, opened to the public on March 23, according to a spokesperson. The venue is located at 5 Woodfield Mall, E108 in Schaumburg.

The venue offers a “huge selection” of arcade and prize games, as well as a premier esports and billiards lounge, the spokesperson said. It also includes a restaurant and a full bar.

Another major arcade and entertainment venue, Round1 Bowling & Arcade, is expected to open later this year at the Gurnee Mills Mall.

Velocity esports joins several new stores and restaurants expected to open in Woodfield. Vancouver-based fashion and lifestyle boutique Aritiza will soon open its doors at the mall, a press release states. The store will be located in the upper Nordstrom wing of the mall, between Warby Parker and Psycho Bunny, the release added.

Its opening is scheduled for fall 2024.

Two additional stores are expected to open in the mall, the release said: men’s clothing store Ticknors Men’s Clothier and jewelry brand The Inspiration Co. Ticknors Men’s Clothier, which will open in April, will also be located in the wing superior Nordstrom, the “said the press release, close to Anthropologie. The Inspiration Co., which sells inspirational bracelets, necklaces, charms, rings and journals, will be located in the Great Court on the upper level, the release said. The opening is planned for May.

Three restaurants will also open in the mall, the release said.

Popular smoothie shop Jamba Juice recently opened on the lower level of Grand Court, between the Crocs and Journeys stores, the release states.

Other restaurants expected to open in March were Bliss Bowls Acai, located in the lower wing of the restaurant, and Vito’s Burgers Wings N Things, which is expected to open in the lower JCPenny wing, next to MOMO Café.

The new tenants join a handful of other new tenants that have opened at the suburban shopping center in recent months.

Chicago-based Radio Flyer opened its first-ever retail store at Schaumburg Mall last year. The 15,000 square foot store is located on the ground floor.

Additionally, Dave & Buster’s opened a new location on the Streets of Woodfield at 601 N. Martingale Rd. earlier this year.

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