Lockport City Council: Officials approve amendment to allow car dealership construction at the Lockport Square

The Lockport City Council approved an amendment to the Lockport Square development at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, which will officially clear the way for a car dealership to begin construction in the development. Lockport Legend // Jessie Molloy //  View The Full Article

Marshalls to open Sunday at Mattoon’s Cross County Mall

The new Marshalls department store at the Cross County Mall is scheduled to open Sunday morning in time for the Christmas shopping season. Parent TJX Companies, Inc. of Framingham, Mass. reported that the 22,500-square-foot store will hold grand opening festivities with giveaways… …Marshalls is located in a newly created retail space at the front-center of…

Urban Air Adventure Park Opening Soon In Mokena

Urban Air Adventure Park will be opening soon in Mokena at 19800 S. La Grange Road. In a release from the business, it states the adventure park will be opening in fall 2019. The 44,927-square-foot facility will feature indoor trampolines/recreation and an entertainment center for kids of all ages, according to a release from the business….

A Mini-Golf Bar Is Coming to Wicker Park

A new mini-golf bar is coming to Wicker Park in the space formerly occupied by the Silver Room pop-up with nine holes and plenty of drinks. Owners and college friends Austin DeLonge and Nick Jenkins are planning to open their first bar, the Big Mini, at 1302 N. Milwaukee Avenue in early 2020, they said in an interview….

Nathan Tonnies arranges Lease bringing Cinnaholic to Downtown Naperville

Naperville, IL (October 9, 2019) – Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the Landlord in the leasing of space to Cinnaholic at 41 W Jefferson Ave in Downtown Naperville, Illinois. Formerly occupied by Russell’s Dry Cleaners, the newly redeveloped building at the intersection of Main and Jefferson is now fully leased…

This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

Lincoln Common, a 6-acre mixed-use complex on the former site of Children’s Memorial Hospital developed by McCaffery Interests and Hines, has a new set of retail tenants. Dearborn Denim & Apparel, Blowout Junkie, Pharmaca and Verve Wine join the growing roster of Lincoln Common retailers, including Equinox, Velvet Taco, Philz Coffee, Athletico, Compass, Play2Day and…

New! Kids Empire Indoor Playground in Villa Park

Kids Empire is a brand new, indoor play place in Villa Park that just opened on August 24, 2019. They hosted my family to play for the day and check out their expansive new playground. If you’re looking for a place for your child to burn off energy, or somewhere to go on a rainy…

Chase Bank, Kid’s Empire Coming To Golf Mill

Two new developments are expected to open as outlot buildings at Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles: a Chase Bank branch and Kids Empire, an indoor children’s party and play business… …Niles Economic Development Coordinator Ross Klicker said Kids Empire would take over the former Lucky McGee’s building at Church Street and Greenwood on the…

Filson to open high-end outerwear store — first in Illinois — at former Russell’s site in downtown Naperville

Filson, a company that makes high-end outerwear, clothing and bags, has leased for a portion of the new building going up at the downtown Naperville site once occupied by Russell’s Dry Cleaners. The building at Main Street and Jefferson Avenue is still under construction but should be finished this summer, said Nathan Tonnies, principal with Metro…

Adventure park coming to former Tony’s location

Another large former retail location in North Riverside will be transformed into a family adventure/entertainment complex tentatively slated for opening in early 2020. Urban Air Adventure Park will take over the former Tony’s Finer Foods space at 7401 25th St. in the North Riverside Park Plaza shopping center, bringing a host of active recreation options…

Nathan Tonnies arranges Lease bringing Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ to Downtown Naperville

Naperville, IL (May 14, 2019) – Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the Landlord in the leasing of 4,567 Square Feet to Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ at Washington Corners; located at 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, Illinois. Gyu-Kaku joins Barnes & Noble and the newly opened Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar…

Lincoln Park Intersection Dealt Another Blow as Longtime Bar Closes After 35 Years

After 35 years of college sports, bar food, and drinks until 4 a.m., Gamekeepers Tavern & Grill has closed at the corner of Lincoln, Sedgwick, and Armitage. The bar’s last night was Saturday at 345 W. Armitage Avenue in Lincoln Park. The closure leaves another high-profile vacancy at the six-corner intersection which saw Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap close last…