Metro brings Orangetheory Fitness to Riverwoods & St Charles

Chicago, IL (November 30, 2016) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the leasing of two new studios for Orangetheory Fitness in the Chicagoland market. Larry Kling (Vice President) and Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Orangetheory Fitness in the leasing of two spaces in Riverwoods, Illinois and in…

Jonathan Hyman arranges lease of former Five Guys in Lakeview

Lakeview, Chicago, IL (November 30, 2016) – Jonathan Hyman, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, represented the landlord in the leasing of the former Five Guys on North Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The 4,100-square foot space was leased to Sushi+, a rotary sushi bar. Sitting directly across from Lakeview Athletic Club and adjacent to Walgreens,…

Hotel Indigo welcomes first guests Tuesday

Hotel Indigo in downtown Naperville’s Water Street District will welcome its first guests Tuesday with a champagne toast and treats in their rooms. The boutique hotel was originally scheduled to open Nov. 19 but was delayed because of “aesthetic” issues from construction going on around the hotel. Hotel spokeswoman Deb Newman said 10 guests were…

TJ Maxx & Marshalls Continue to Win Customers As Discount Shopping Soars

The off-price channel continues to win in an otherwise tepid retail environment. The TJX Companies Inc., owner of discount store chains Marshalls and TJ Maxx, today reported third-quarter results before the market open that topped market watchers’ estimates. The company said its net sales climbed 7 percent year-over-year, to $8.3 billion, surpassing expectations for net…

Taco Bell Adds Boozy Vegas Flagship in Bid to Energize Brand

Yum! Brands Inc., now more reliant on its Taco Bell chain to fuel growth, is opening a booze-serving flagship restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip to help invigorate the Mexican-food brand. The new location will offer a retail shop, bar menu and all-night operating hours — the first time a Taco Bell has tried that combination……

Hotel Indigo celebrates Naperville’s history

When the Indigo Hotel opens in downtown Naperville’s Water Street District Nov. 18, it will be the new kid on the block, but it will not be short of local history. The $50 million, 158-room hotel’s focus on celebrating Naperville and its local lore is evident in the guest rooms, lobby and restaurant. Each room…

Water Street District in Downtown Naperville begins to Open

Naperville, IL (November 4, 2016) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is excited to announce the opening of Water Street District in Downtown Naperville. Southern Tide opened their doors at 120 Water Street on October 24th, the parking garage is set to open today (Nov. 4), Hotel Indigo will soon follow with an opening set for November…

Cubs fans seek championship gear to celebrate World Series win

Sortly after Anthony Rizzo gloved the final out of the 2016 World Series, Cubs fans began the arduous task of locating championship gear to celebrate their team’s title. Rally House, 7235 Lake St., in River Forest, kept its doors open late Wednesday night after game 7 for fans seeking championship T-shirts and hats, but the…

Luna opens flooring gallery in Oakbrook Terrace

Dan Brunner never got off the floor when he left a job as a corporate vice president to open his own business… He said the Oakbrook Terrace Luna Flooring Galley store is one of six in the Chicago area. “We found this location through market research,” Brunner said. “We saw a good opportunity because we…

Steven Baer brings Skechers to Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills, IL (November 2, 2016) – Steven Baer, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Skechers in the leasing of 4,706 square feet at Rivertree Court in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Skechers joins current tenants Ross – Dress for Less, T.J. Maxx, Best Buy, Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, Michaels, among many others in the…

Burlington store to locate in former Lowe’s space

Oswego officials confirmed Wednesday that Burlington, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, is locating in a portion of the former Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Route 34. Rod Zenner, the village’s community development director, said a lease has been signed for 44,000 square feet of space in the former store at 2404 Route 34. The…

Slim Chickens opens another location in Central Illinois

High school friends Tom Gordon and Greg Smart had no idea how much success their hand-breaded chicken tenders would bring them when they opened their first Slim Chickens restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2003… …Thirteen years later, Slim Chickens has opened 40 more restaurants, one of which is located near the University at 2037 S….