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…

Nathan Tonnies arranges lease that brings Portillo’s to Champaign

Champaign, IL (December 14, 2016) – Nathan Tonnies, of Metro Commercial Real Estate, and Tim Harrington, of CBCDR, recently represented the landlord in the leasing of a 9,934 square-foot building to Portillo’s Hot Dogs at 2306 N Prospect Avenue in Champaign, Illinois. This will be the first location for Portillo’s in central Illinois and their…

Orangetheory Fitness opens in Frankfort

Orangetheory Fitness held the grand opening last week of its new health center in Frankfort. Owners Adryenne Hearne and her brother Derek opened the boutique health club earlier this year at 21000 S. LaGrange Road, about a year after opening their first fitness center in Oak Park. A third location is preparing to open in…

Portillo’s to Open New Champaign Location

Portillo’s is expanding to Champaign to be able to serve up their famed hot dogs to the Fighting Illini. The company announced Thursday it plans to break ground on a new location at 2306 N. Prospect Ave., near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, in the coming months. “We’ve been peppered with requests to come…

New food, bar options come to downtown Naperville

Diners and imbibers have a few new options in downtown Naperville to choose from, and even more to look forward to in 2017. From creative grilled cheese sandwiches to a new cocktail bar from the owners of Two Brothers Brewing and the forthcoming Water Street District restaurants, here’s a rundown of new places to try…