Panera Bread coming to Lockport Square

Lockport officials are considering development plans for new construction at the Lockport Square shopping center, which will include a Panera Bread. Adam Firsel, a partner with Lockport Gateway LLC, presented the proposal for the 7,940-square-foot, two-tenant building at the development site located on the corner of Interstate 355 and 159th Street to the city council’s…

Metro Receives Multiple Power Broker Awards from CoStar

Highland Park, IL (March 27, 2017) – Metro Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that in addition to being named a Top Leasing Firm by CoStar, that five (5) brokers received the 2016 Top Retail Leasing Power Broker TM Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information,…

Larger downtown Starbucks expected to open in late spring

Naperville’s downtown Starbucks at Jefferson Avenue and Main Street should be moving to its new home by May or June. The new digs on Main Street will be three-to-four times bigger than the coffee shop’s current location just across the street on the southeast corner of the intersection. Construction on the space that was once…

Sushi restaurant, ‘Chipotle of Greek food’ coming to Munster

A sushi restaurant and a “Chipotle for Greek food” are the first restaurants coming to the highly anticipated Centennial Village development in Munster. Metro Commercial Real Estate announced it represented the landlord when Kitaro, a Japanese and sushi restaurant, signed a lease to open its second location and first in Indiana in the shopping center…

Naperville’s Water Street ‘starting to light up’

At one corner of the block now known as the Water Street District in downtown Naperville sits a quarter-acre site that doesn’t belong to the developer who is revitalizing the area with a hotel, shops and restaurants. But that doesn’t mean the land at the northeast corner of Water and Main streets will miss out…

Metro arranges Lease to Kitaro in Munster, IN

Munster, IN (March 6, 2017) – Steven Baer and Gary Greenfield, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented the landlord in the leasing of 4,000 square feet of retail space to Kitaro at Centennial Village. Brett McDermott of Latitude Commercial represented Kitaro in the deal. This will be Kitaro’s second location and first in Indiana. Kitaro…

Metro represents Landlord in Lease to Currito in Elmhurst

Elmhurst, IL (March 6, 2017) – Steven Baer and Gary Greenfield, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Morningside Group, the landlord of Elmhurst 255, in the leasing of 2,100 square feet of retail space to Currito, Burritos without Borders. Currito joins Rainbow Restaurant & Pancake House, at the newly construction mixed-use property on York…

Council to consider plans for final Water Street District building

Plans for the final building in downtown Naperville’s Water Street District could be approved Tuesday. Naperville City Council members will consider a proposal for a four-story, 23,858-square-foot mixed-use building on a quarter acre of land at the northwest corner of Main and Water streets. Development plans were submitted by River Main, a Naperville company that…

Steven Baer brings Skechers to Skokie

Skokie, IL (March 2, 2017) – Steven Baer, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, recently represented Skechers in the leasing of 8,000 square feet at Touhy Plaza in Skokie, Illinois. Skechers joins current tenant, Pep Boys and new incoming tenants, Orangetheory Fitness and Real Urban Barbecue at the recently rehabbed plaza. The opening of this location…

MAC Cosmetics, Hanna Andersson children’s clothing, more headed to downtown

A MAC Cosmetics store, a Hanna Andersson children’s boutique and a restaurant specializing in wine and cheese are among the new businesses soon to be occupying space in downtown Naperville. The ever-evolving downtown scene, bolstered by the opening of the first phase of the Water Street District development, “continues to be trending upward,” said Christine…

Another new retail/office building proposed for Water Street

Plans for a four-story retail/office building to be built on the final piece of land in the Water Street District will be presented Wednesday at the Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission. The land at the northwest corner of Main Street and Water Street is currently vacant. River Main, a Naperville company, owns the parcel and…

New Potbelly to Open This Week in Buffalo Grove

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will be opening a new drive-thru location at 800 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Buffalo Grove on Dec. 21, store officials said Thursday. The sandwich shop, which will be located on the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Deerfield Road,will host its traditional pre-opening “Oven Warming event” on Tuesday, December 20… …The new location…