Shodeen begins construction of Prairie Centre at former mall site

Geneva-based, Shodeen Inc., has begun construction of Prairie Centre, a $100 million, 27-acre development that will include 670 residential units and up to 116,000 square feet of commercial space on the former St. Charles Mall site at Route 38 (Lincoln Highway) just east of Randall Road… …The construction of Prairie Centre will be done in…

Auto repair shop on Washington Street closing after 26 years

Gas pumps at the Marathon gas station on the corner of Washington Street and Gartner Road have been shut off, and owner Rick Jaracz expects to close up his auto repair shop and snack shop by the end of July… …While business over the years was “very good,” Jaracz was recently approached with an offer…

Sierra Trading Post to open in Wheaton, Kildeer

Framingham, Massachusetts-based Sierra Trading Post, a retailer of apparel, footwear, outdoor gear and pet products, will open its first Illinois stores in Wheaton and Kildeer on Saturday, May 6. Stores at the Danada Square East in Wheaton and Kildeer Village Square in Kildeer will each be about 21,000 square feet and offer various contests and…

Panera Bread coming to Lockport Square

Lockport officials are considering development plans for new construction at the Lockport Square shopping center, which will include a Panera Bread. Adam Firsel, a partner with Lockport Gateway LLC, presented the proposal for the 7,940-square-foot, two-tenant building at the development site located on the corner of Interstate 355 and 159th Street to the city council’s…

Metro Receives Multiple Power Broker Awards from CoStar

Highland Park, IL (March 27, 2017) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that in addition to being named a Top Leasing Firm by CoStar, that five (5) brokers received the 2016 Top Retail Leasing Power Broker TM Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information,…

Larger downtown Starbucks expected to open in late spring

Naperville’s downtown Starbucks at Jefferson Avenue and Main Street should be moving to its new home by May or June. The new digs on Main Street will be three-to-four times bigger than the coffee shop’s current location just across the street on the southeast corner of the intersection. Construction on the space that was once…

Sushi restaurant, ‘Chipotle of Greek food’ coming to Munster

A sushi restaurant and a “Chipotle for Greek food” are the first restaurants coming to the highly anticipated Centennial Village development in Munster. Metro Commercial Real Estate announced it represented the landlord when Kitaro, a Japanese and sushi restaurant, signed a lease to open its second location and first in Indiana in the shopping center…

Wicker Park Double Whammy? American Apparel Exit To Follow Double Door’s

At the end of April, American Apparel will close all of its retail stores, including its first Midwest outpost, directly across the street from the recently closed Double Door music club. Located at 1563 N. Milwaukee Ave., the American Apparel Wicker Park shop opened in 2004. On Wednesday, a worker at the Lakeview American Apparel, 929…

Naperville’s Water Street ‘starting to light up’

At one corner of the block now known as the Water Street District in downtown Naperville sits a quarter-acre site that doesn’t belong to the developer who is revitalizing the area with a hotel, shops and restaurants. But that doesn’t mean the land at the northeast corner of Water and Main streets will miss out…

Metro arranges Lease to Kitaro in Munster, IN

Munster, IN (March 6, 2017) – Steven Baer and Gary Greenfield, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the landlord in the leasing of 4,000 square feet of retail space to Kitaro at Centennial Village. Brett McDermott of Latitude Commercial represented Kitaro in the deal. This will be Kitaro’s second location and first in Indiana. Kitaro…

Metro represents Landlord in Lease to Currito in Elmhurst

Elmhurst, IL (March 6, 2017) – Steven Baer and Gary Greenfield, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Morningside Group, the landlord of Elmhurst 255, in the leasing of 2,100 square feet of retail space to Currito, Burritos without Borders. Currito joins Rainbow Restaurant & Pancake House, at the newly construction mixed-use property on York…

Council to consider plans for final Water Street District building

Plans for the final building in downtown Naperville’s Water Street District could be approved Tuesday. Naperville City Council members will consider a proposal for a four-story, 23,858-square-foot mixed-use building on a quarter acre of land at the northwest corner of Main and Water streets. Development plans were submitted by River Main, a Naperville company that…

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