This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

Angela Gasbarro repped the landlord in a 4,090 SF lease with OrangeTheory Fitness at Main Street Commons in St. Charles. [ **Metro Addition: Larry Kling and Danielle Kling represented Orangetheory Fitness in the lease.** ] BISNOW // Chuck Sudo //  View The Full Article

Sunday Sneak: Slim Chickens to open Tuesday

Slim Chickens is scheduled to open in Carriage Center — between Wendy’s and Moe’s — on Tuesday. The chicken restaurant’s area director, Dave Harris, said the bustling Neil Street location is an ideal location because of its proximately to the University of Illinois. “I love the site,” he said. “We wanted to open on the…

Elmhurst 225 residences opens in downtown

The Elmhurst 255 development at Hahn Street and York Street recently opened, offering locals a new residential option in downtown Elmhurst. The 192-unit residential building and 12,000 square feet of on-site retail is developed, built and managed by Chicago-based firm Morningside Group. My Suburban Life  //  View the Full Article

First Water Street District shop to open Oct. 20

The first store in downtown Naperville’s long-awaited Water Street District is to open Oct. 20, the owner announced this week. Southern Tide, a clothing company based in South Carolina that specializes in casual preppy styles for women and men, will be the company’s first outlet outside the Palmetto State. Chicago Tribune: Naperville Sun // Genevieve Bookwalter…

Steven Baer brings Skechers to Downers Grove

Downers Grove, IL (October 5, 2016) – Steven Baer, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Skechers in the leasing of 8,000 square feet at Butterfield Plaza in Downers Grove, Illinois. Skechers joins current tenants Ross – Dress for Less, Catherines, Tuesday Morning, Half Price Books, among many others in the plaza. The opening of…

Can Tiger, Topgolf Take Golf Out Of Rough Times?

Although golf is a top driver among sponsors, consumers and fans, recent developments have put the game in the rough. This month, No. 1 golf retailer Golfsmith filed for Chapter 11 in an effort to streamline its operation. …Amid this, helping to drive golf to the public, is Topgolf, which in about 30 sports-entertainment destinations…

This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

Metro Commercial Real Estate’s Larry Kling repped the seller in the sale of a 28k SF storefront on Lake Cook Road in Deerfield to McAlister’s Deli… …Metro Commercial Real Estate’s Danielle Kling (now with Mid-America Real Estate) repped the landlord in a 3,408 SF lease at 561 West Main St in Lake Zurich to Grand…

Bargain chains lead list of fastest-growing retailers

Not all retailers are trimming back their brick-and-mortar footprints… …Dollar General, second overall, led a trio of dollar stores in CoStar’s top 10, based on retailers’ announced U.S. store openings as of the second quarter of 2016. …Similarly, off-price chains Marshalls and T.J. Maxx — sixth and seventh on CoStar’s list, with plans to add…

Larry Kling arranges sale that brings McAlister’s Deli to Deerfield

Deerfield, IL (September 22, 2016) – Larry Kling, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, represented the landlord in the sale of 28,050 square feet to McAlister’s Deli off Lake Cook Road in Deerfield, Illinois. McAlister’s will join other new restaurant tenants, such as Portillo’s, in coming to the Deerfield market. The opening of this, McAlister’s Deli,…

Metro leases 3,408 square feet to Grand Dental in Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich, IL (September 22, 2016) – With the leasing of Grand Dental at 561 West Main Street in Lake Zurich, Illinois, the nearly 9,000 square foot center is now fully leased. Danielle Kling, of Metro Commercial Real Estate (now with Mid-America), represented the landlord in the leasing efforts for the center. Grand Dental joins…

Downtown Starbucks plans move into old Eddie Bauer store

Now that Eddie Bauer has reopened in its new downtown Naperville digs, Starbucks has confirmed it will be moving into part of the clothing store’s old space. The coffee shop, which has anchored the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Main Street for for more 15 years, will fill 3,300 square feet of what had been…

With opening of new Carson’s store, Evergreen Park takes step toward becoming ‘retail shopping destination’

The line of customers stretched from the sidewalk in front of the store onto the adjacent parking lot and extended as far as the eye could see, hugging a temporary cyclone fence that bounded a nearby construction site… …In addition to Carson’s, the new Evergreen Plaza outdoor mall will have a Dick’s Sporting Goods, 365…