Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Opens in Downtown Naperville

Naperville, IL (November 22, 2021) – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is now open in Downtown Naperville. Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, represented the Landlord in the leasing of space to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at 218 S Main Street in Downtown Naperville, Illinois. Located at the vibrant & historical Jefferson Ave &…

Nathan Tonnies arranges Lease bringing Lovesac to Downtown Naperville

Naperville, IL (September 29, 2020) – Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the Landlord in the leasing of space to Lovesac at 12 W. Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Naperville, Illinois. Located on the vibrant & historical Jefferson Ave corridor in Downtown Naperville, Lovesac will be among best in class retailers in…

Next Realty’s Lincolnshire Commons welcomes Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar

Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar, the creation of veteran restaurant owner Scott Harris, has opened its fourth Chicago-area Mexican concept restaurant, leasing space at Lincolnshire Commons. This is the seventh restaurant currently operating at Lincolnshire Commons which is owned and managed by an affiliate of Next Realty, LLC. Jonathan Hyman of Metro Commercial represented…

Pete’s Fresh Market sets 2022 Tinley Park opening

Pete’s Fresh Market is targeting an early September 2022 opening of a store in Tinley Park under tentative plans that would also bring 81,000 square feet of additional retail space to the site of a shuttered Kmart. The independent chain, which is moving ahead with an aggressive campaign of store openings in the south and…

Urban Air Adventure Park opens its doors in St. Charles

Urban Air Adventure Park was getting set to open May 9 in the former Butera Market in St. Charles. And then the pandemic struck, which pushed back the opening of the indoor trampoline and adventure park. The park – located at 2732 East Main St. – is set to open its doors to the public…

Boston Market Hits Joliet’s Real Estate Market

In April, representatives of Boston Market posted a sign in the front window of their Joliet restaurant at 1866 W. Jefferson St. The sign read, “We’re temporarily closed.” But Boston Market was not temporarily closed. The closing was permanent. Now, four months later, the Boston Market property is for sale or for lease. The owners…

Urban Air Adventure Park Reopening Saturday

For the first time since it closed in March, Urban Air Adventure Park in Mokena is set to reopen. The park, 19800 La Grange Road, will reopen on Saturday. According to the business’ Facebook page, the number of guests allowed in the park will be limited. Enhanced cleaning procedures will also be implemented. Patch //…

Schaumburg approves second pot dispensary along Golf Road

Schaumburg trustees voted 5-1 Tuesday to approve a second recreational marijuana dispensary in the village. this one located in the former Luna Flooring Gallery building at 820 E. Golf Road, just east of Red Lobster… …Though the 9,120-square-foot Enlightened dispensary is the second recreational marijuana business the village board has approved, it is the third…

Indoor Playground Chain Makes Real Estate Bet That Seeks to Look Beyond Pandemic

While all but one of its indoor playgrounds are temporarily closed because of the pandemic, a California chain is looking to expand nationally because it sees a real estate opportunity in the crisis: Key retail locations may become available as businesses struggle. The question is whether that struggle could then also prove to become a…

Marshalls New Shorewood Store Opening This Week

Tens of thousands of Joliet area motorists have passed the “MARSHALLS COMING SOON” sign during the past several months. In the next few days, that sign will go away. On Monday, Shorewood Village Administrator Jim Culotta informed Patch that Marshalls plans to have its grand opening on Thursday, July 16. The new store is in…

Pilsen Chef Forges On With Delivery In the Face of Uncertainty

2020 was trundling along well for chef Stephen Gillanders. S.K.Y., his acclaimed Pilsen restaurant, continued to draw diners from across the city three years after opening. He announced plans for his second restaurant, Apolonia, in January, and hoped to launch the South Loop European-Mediterranean spot by the end of the year. But on Sunday, March…

Steven Baer, Robert Melsher and Jonathan Hyman receive 2019 Power Broker Awards from CoStar

Chicago, IL (March 13, 2020) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that three (3) of our brokers received the 2019 Top Retail Leasing Power Broker TM Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Steven Baer (Principal),  Robert Melsher (Principal), and…