Colectivo Coffee Opens Largest Cafe Yet In Andersonville — And Wicker Park Is Next

Colectivo Coffee’s newest (and largest) Chicago cafe opened in Andersonville Monday. The cafe at 5425 N. Clark Street is the company’s third in Chicago, occupying the storefront that previously housed Noodle Zone… …Andersonville will be Colectivo’s largest Chicago location at 2,500 square feet. The space features sidewalk patio seating (another first for Colectivo in Chicago),…

Andersonville Now Has a New Coffee Shop From an Acclaimed Milwaukee Roaster

Colectivo Coffee, the Wisconsin-based roaster and bake shop, has opened a third Chicago location. The chain’s 2,500-square-foot Andersonville coffee shop debuted this morning at 5425 N. Clark Street. Following up on openings in Lincoln Park and Logan Square, the new North Side coffee shop features new drinks such as a sparkling espresso and a cold brew with maple-flavored syrup,…

Construction of apartment buildings underway at Prairie Centre in St. Charles

Ground has been broken for the construction of the first two residential buildings consisting of 96 luxury apartments at Prairie Centre, a mixed-use development in suburban St. Charles. Located at Route 38 (Lincoln Highway) and Randall Road on the former St. Charles mall site, Prairie Centre is a $100 million, 27-acre Shodeen development that will…

Burlington opens big box store in Highland Grove shopping center in Highland

Just as summer gave way to fall and temperatures started to turn a little crisper, Burlington has arrived at a new Northwest Indiana location to bundle Region residents up for the season. The New Jersey-based retailer opened a 40,000-square-foot big box store in the Highland Grove outdoor shopping center in Highland, hosting a grand opening…

An Expansion-Hungry Indian Chain Should Debut its Lakeview Location Next Week

Bombay Wraps, the fast-casual Indian chain with locations in the Loop and Streeterville, should open a third location next week. The owners used data from a variety of delivery partners — including GrubHub — which showed that Lakeview is supposedly full of customers who order a lot of Indian food. With that mind, the owners of Bombay…

Rezoning for Shops 96 development approved in St. John

Plans for a major retail development in St. John are moving forward following a decision by the Town Council…. …The change from the previous zoning of small planned unit development and commercial zoning will allow developer Bruce Boyer to have more flexibility for his development on the site for Shops 96. Shops 96 is a…

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…