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Mid-America Arranges Sale of 102,961 SF Shopping Center in Glenview, Illinois

GLENVIEW, ILL. — Mid-America Real Estate Corp. has arranged the sale of Glen Gate, a 102,961-square-foot shopping center in Glenview, about 15 miles northwest of Chicago. Mariano’s Fresh Market anchors the fully leased property. Other tenants include AT&T, Hair Cuttery, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, Glenview Bank & Trust and For Eyes. The shopping center is situated at the northeast corner of Waukegan and Golf roads. Joe Girardi and Ben Wineman of Mid-America represented the seller, a …

Brew Pub to Occupy Space in Historic Minneapolis Building

MINNEAPOLIS — Eleven Artisans, a brew pub and entertainment venue, has signed a 3,500-square-foot lease at the historic Handicraft Guild Building and Assembly Hall adjacent to the new City Club Apartments. The name Eleven Artisans comes from a community of 11 female artists who pioneered a creative movement in downtown Minneapolis in the early 1900s. They created their art in the Handicraft Guild Building and Assembly Hall, which dates back to 1907. The brew pub, designed by Minneapolis firm …

Airports Shield Retailers From E-Commerce

E-commerce has cut through brick-and-mortar retail in a Darwinian fashion, establishing clear winners and losers and drastically re-shaping landlords’ approaches to leasing. Purveyors of certain soft goods — apparel, jewelry, electronics — have seen their footprints at malls and retail centers dwindle as online shopping has infiltrated American consumer behavior. But given a little financial credit and strong branding that integrates local culture, these same concepts can find success in …

Hutton Opens 103,413 SF Shopping Center in Northern Louisiana

RUSTON, LA. — Hutton has opened Ruston Marketplace, a 103,413-square-foot shopping center in Ruston. The property’s tenants include Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Five Below and Rack Room Shoes. Ruston Marketplace is situated off of Interstate 20, one mile from Louisiana Tech University. Hutton partnered with the City of Ruston to deliver the project. According to multiple media outlets, the City of Ruston paid $6.4 million to improve the infrastructure around the shopping center to …

Chicken Salad Chick to Debut in Illinois With New Restaurant in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. — Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, has expanded to its 15th state with its first Illinois restaurant opening in Edwardsville. This is the brand’s third location in the St. Louis area, with existing restaurants in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur. Located at 2323 Plum St., the 3,000-square-foot, Edwardsville restaurant is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 26. Hannah Lukowski of SJ Restaurants LLC will own and operate the property. …

Hampshire to Convert Newly Acquired 134,444 SF Retail Building in Syracuse Into Self-Storage Facility

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Hampshire Venture Partners LLC has purchased a 134,444-square-foot retail building in Syracuse that was formerly occupied by Sam’s Club The purchase price was roughly $5.6 million. The new ownership plans to convert the building, which sits on 14.2 acres at 2649 Erie Blvd., into a self-storage facility. Phil Marshall of O,R&L Commercial represented Hampshire in the sale. Bill Anninos of CBRE represented the seller, Sam’s Real Estate Business Trust. No timeline for the …

Urstadt Biddle Sells 10,100 SF Retail Property in Monroe, Connecticut

MONROE, CONN. — Urstadt Biddle, a publicly traded REIT based in Connecticut, has sold a 10,100-square-foot retail property in Monroe for $3.6 million. The deal closed at a capitalization rate of 6.9 percent. Tenants at the property, which Urstadt Biddle acquired in 2007, include Starbucks Coffee and M&T Bank. The buyer was an undisclosed, locally based

JLL Arranges Financing for Leasehold Interest in 186,000 SF Retail, Office Building in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — JLL’s Capital Markets group has arranged an undisclosed amount of permanent financing on behalf of Alliance Partners HSP, which owns the leasehold interest in the SoNo commercial building in Philadelphia. Located at 456 N. Fifth St., the 186,000-square-foot former warehouse property was fully leased at the time of the loan closing to tenants such as Yards Brewing Co. (70,000 square feet), the City of Philadelphia Archives Dept. (68,000 square feet) and Target (48,000 square …

Flocke & Avoyer Negotiates Sale of Three Triple-Net Leased Assets in Oceanside, California

OCEANSIDE, CALIF. — Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate has directed the sale of three single-tenant, triple-net leased assets at Pacific Coast Plaza Center, a 450,000-square-foot retail center in Oceanside. AGC Pacific Coast Plaza sold the three properties for a total consideration of $11.2 million. Mahalah PCP Pad A and C acquired two properties, occupied by McDonald’s and Mimi’s, while H&S Energy purchased the Chevron-occupied asset. Steve Avoyer of Flocke & Avoyer …

Landlords Target Dining, Personal Services and Fitness to Woo Customers

Shifting consumer preferences for convenience and variety have become key drivers for brick-and-mortar retail. And when it comes to creating co-tenancies that drive traffic to retail properties, dining, personal services and fitness are among today’s most desirable categories. Fortunately, they also are among the sector’s most active space users in today’s market. Strong restaurant demand among brands new to, and expanding in, the regional market continues unabated, and year-to-date …

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