Steven Baer arranges Lease bringing Rock & Brews to Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Lawn, IL (June 25, 2018) – Steven Baer (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the Landlord, Hamilton Partners, in the leasing of 6,500 square feet at Stony Creek Promenade (Phase 2) to Rock & Brews; a restaurant concept backed by KISS rockers, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Located at the northwest corner…

Nathan Tonnies Arranges Sale of Former PNC Building

Cicero, IL (June 21, 2018) – Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented ownership in the sale of a 43,273 square foot office building. Formerly a PNC Bank, the bank building sat on a 0.26-acre parcel at 5900 W. Cermak Rd., in Cicero, Illinois. About Metro Commercial Real Estate Metro Commercial Real…

River North’s Getting a Healthy Fast-Casual Asian Restaurant in the Former Chili’s

The empty River North storefront belonging to the city’s only Chili’s (excluding O’Hare International Airport) is about to get a new tenant. Brightwok Kitchen, a fast-casual Asian restaurant, aims to open a second location by early July at State and Ontario streets. The 1,500-square-foot restaurant is smaller than Brightwok’s Loop location and will focus more on to-go…

Thai rolled ice cream comes to the Magnificent Mile, plus other restaurant news

On a recent Friday at the food court at The Shops at North Bridge, one woman quickly whipped out her phone and recorded the quick chop-chop-chop of scrapers rolling up cigarette-shaped tubes of ice cream, which were subsequently nested into a colorful paper cup and topped with a macaron, a special thanks for her video recording…

Gene Simmons’ Rock and Brews Restaurant Coming To Oak Lawn

Attention KISS Army! Get ready to party every day because a new Rock and Brews is coming to Stony Creek Promenade in Oak Lawn. The restaurant concept is backed by rock legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS fame. Rock and Brews is based out of California with more than 20 locations nationwide, and is big supporter of veterans….

Topgolf Coming To Motorola Solutions Campus Redevelopment

UrbanStreet Group’s redevelopment of the Schaumburg Motorola Solutions campus landed its first confirmed tenant. The Village of Schaumburg announced Topgolf will build a 67K SF events and entertainment complex within the campus, now known as Veridian. Topgolf is expected to break ground on the project at 1299 East Algonquin Road on the campus’ western edge later this…

The Kingpins of Leasing

The Real Deal’s ranking of the top leasing deals and brokerages in major markets in the U.S. reveals that, despite efforts by national firms to boost their retail teams in recent years, the marketing of stores is still largely a local game outside of Los Angeles and New York City… …To rank the top brokerages…

Andersonville’s New Furious Spoon Starts Serving Spicy Ramen Tonight

Ramen lovers in Andersonville have a new option in the neighborhood as Furious Spoon opens its latest location tonight. The ramen shop from chef Shin Thompson and pals debuted its latest at 5406 N. Clark Street. This 1,000-square-foot spot is a 30-seater that serves noodle bowls and cocktails in the same atmosphere as previous restaurants in Boystown,…

Andersonville’s Getting a Colectivo Coffee Cafe Later This Year

After opening cafes in Lincoln Park and Logan Square, Milwaukee-based Colectivo Coffee is coming to Andersonville with plans to unleash the company’s third coffeeshop in Chicago. Colectivo’s latest is slated for a late summer or early fall opening, according to a spokesperson. The space is at Clark Street and Rascher Avenue at 5425 N. Clark Street Eater…

Urban Air Adventure Park Opening Soon In Crystal Lake

Urban Air Adventure Park is planning to open soon in Crystal Lake, bringing to town another option for families and children looking to get out and burn off some energy. The recreation center, located at 220 Exchange Drive, Unit F, in Crystal Lake, will include trampolines, including wall-to-wall trampolines; dodgeball arenas; a warrior obstacle course;…

Metro Receives Multiple 2017 Power Broker Awards from CoStar

Highland Park, IL (March 28, 2018) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that in addition to being named a Top Leasing Firm by CoStar, that four (4) brokers received the 2017 Top Retail Leasing Power Broker TM Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information,…

Halal Guys Will Open a Wicker Park Restaurant Along Milwaukee Avenue

The Halal Guys, New York’s street meat phenomenon, will open another Chicago location. The chain heads to the Hipster Highway in Wicker Park, taking over the FireFin Poke Shop space at 1415 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This would be the chain’s third Chicago restaurant, and they plan on opening in April, according to a rep. Eater…

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