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…

Rally House to Open Second Store in Greater Chicago on September 16

Rally House, a specialty local gifts and apparel store, will open a new location in South Barrington on Friday, September 16. The store will be located at 100 West Higgins Road in the Arboretum of South Barrington shopping center. PR Web // Alysa Ojeda // View the Full Article

New Luna Flooring Gallery Of Oak Brook Retail Showroom

Luna Flooring Gallery of Oak Brook, featuring designer carpeting; hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring; an established reputation of trust; high quality products at competitive prices; and its signature red carpet service, has opened its sixth and newest retail showroom at 17W702 22nd Street, Oak Brook Terrace. Its official grand opening celebration is scheduled for September…

Sparrow Coffee opening Naperville cafe

After four years of crafting unique coffee roasts for dozens of top Chicago restaurants including El Ideas, Grace, Monteverde and Farmhouse, Sparrow Coffee is opening a cafe. The Fulton Market roaster, which launched in February 2012, will open its cafe in January in the new Water Street District development in downtown Naperville along the DuPage…

Metro brings 32nd Orangetheory Fitness to the Chicagoland Market

Chicago, IL (September 7, 2016) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the 32nd studio leasing for Orangetheory Fitness in the Chicagoland market. Larry Kling (Vice President) and Nathan Tonnies (Principal), of Metro Commercial Real Estate, represented Orangetheory Fitness in the recent leasing of two spaces in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood and in…

This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

Marget Graham and Sarah Norlander repped the landlord and Metro Commercial Real Estate’s Bobby Melsher repped tenant PetPeople in a 4,800 SF lease at Prairie Point at New York Street and Eola Road in Aurora. Samantha Schnell repped the landlord and Metro Commercial Real Estate’s Nathan Tonnies repped tenant Orangetheory Fitness in a 3,016 SF…

5 New Water Street restaurants excite Naperville leaders

Look out, Chicago — Naperville is about to become more of a dining destination, city council members say. The council reveled Tuesday at the quality of five restaurants seeking liquor licenses as part of the Water Street hospitality district under construction just south of the DuPage River. Daily Herald // Marie Wilson // View the…

Sherwin-Williams coming to Huntley Crossing I

Huntley, IL (August 17, 2016) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of Sherwin-Williams to Huntley Crossing I located on the Southeast corner of Route 47 at Powers Road in Huntley, Illinois. Gary Greenfield and Nathan Tonnies, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, represented the seller in the 0.71 Acre transaction. Sherwin-Williams…

How TJX’s Success Continues to Defy Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Retail

In this difficult retail environment, TJX Cos. keeps passing competitors while marching to its own beat. The parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods has thrived by buying much of its merchandise—including current season, name-brand products—through closeouts and selling it at discounted prices. The Wall Street Journal // Steven Russolillo // View The Full Article

Wine bar with ‘pour stations’ planned for Water Street District

A new wine bar featuring dozens of varietals and a self-service “pour station” is slated to open in February in the under-construction Water Street District in downtown Naperville. SixtyFour – A Wine Bar also will feature a selection of more than 1,000 different wines to buy. Chicago Tribune: Naperville Sun // Genevieve Bookwalter // View the…

This Week’s Chicago Deal Sheet

Seneca Real Estate’s Joe Padorr repped ownership and Metro Commercial Real Estate’s Nathan Tonnies repped Orangetheory Fitness in its 4,000 SF lease at 2209 North Halsted St in Lincoln Park. BISNOW // Chuck Sudo // View the Full Article