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Dunkin’ Shares Rise as Talks Progress for $8.8B Acquisition by Inspire Brands

CANTON, MASS. — Shares of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN) rose by more than 15 percent yesterday as the Massachusetts-based coffee and breakfast chain moved forward with talks to be acquired by Atlanta-based Inspire Brands, the parent company of chains like Arby’s and Jimmy John’s. The New York Post reports that the deal, which would take Dunkin’ private is valued at $8.8 billion. Dunkin’s stock price closed at $89.80 per share on Friday, October 23 and peaked at $104.87 …

Buchanan Street Funds $25M Construction Loan for Whittier Retail Center in California

WHITTIER, CALIF. — Buchanan Mortgage Holdings has provided a $25 million construction loan for the development of Whittier Retail Center, a family-oriented shopping center at the entrance of The Groves residential community in Whittier.The 16-acre retail site will feature a Stater Bros. Markets, In-N-Out Burger, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Chipotle Mexican Grill, EOS Fitness and a public food

Primestor Completes 114,431 SF Retail Portion of Jordan Downs in South-Central Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Primestor Development, along with Nadel Architecture + Planning as architect, has completed the development of Freedom Plaza, the retail component of the Jordan Downs mixed-use community in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood.Located at 9901 S. Alameda St., Freedom Plaza features 114,431 square feet of retail space for stores and restaurants, as well as landscaped promenades and community gathering spaces. Tenants at the plaza include Smart & Final Extra!, Blink Fitness, …

Chipotle Reports $1.6B in Third-Quarter Revenue as Digital Sales Triple

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Year-over-year revenue for Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) increased 14.1 percent to $1.6 billion for third-quarter 2020. Digital sales soared 202.5 percent to $776.4 million, accounting for 48.8 percent of sales for the period.The company’s net income was $80.2 million. Despite the sales increase, the net income is a decrease from $98.6 million in third-quarter 2019 as expenses increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.In addition to increased revenue, the …

Pappy’s Smokehouse to Open at The Shoppes at Mid Rivers in Suburban St. Louis

ST. PETERS, MO. — Pappy’s Smokehouse is the latest business to join the tenant roster at The Shoppes at Mid Rivers in the suburban St. Louis community of St. Peters. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant is expected to open by the end of this month. This is the second location for Pappy’s, which serves signature dry-rubbed baby back ribs. GBT Realty Corp. owns The Shoppes at Mid Rivers, which opened in 2018 and is home to a mix of retailers such as Academy Sports, HomeGoods, Ulta, Marshalls …

Slim Chickens Opens in Streetsboro, Ohio

STREETSBORO, OHIO — Slim Chickens, a fast-casual restaurant, has opened its newest location in Streetsboro, about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. David Giesen is the franchisee behind the Streetsboro restaurant. He has opened 16 restaurant franchises with the Arby’s and Freddy’s brands. The Streetsboro Slim Chickens is expected to create 75 new jobs in the community. Since its founding in 2003, Slim Chickens has grown to more than 100 restaurants in 17 states with a goal of opening 600 …

Marijuana-Themed Sandwich Shop Cheba Hut to Open First Location in Illinois on Oct. 19

CHICAGO — Cheba Hut will open its first Illinois location in Chicago’s Wicker Park on Monday, Oct. 19. The marijuana-themed sandwich shop is located at 1948 W. Division St. The “toasted” sub shop offers over 30 signature sub sandwiches, as well as a variety of treats, salads and munchies and a full-service bar. Drinks like the Dirty Hippie, Hot Box and Cheba Rita are all Cheba Hut signatures. The restaurant will enforce current COVID-19 guidelines, including heightened sanitation …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $1.7M Sale of Arby’s-Occupied Property in Minnesota

NORTHFIELD, MINN. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $1.7 million sale of a 3,496-square-foot property occupied by Arby’s in Northfield, about 40 miles south of Minneapolis. The net-leased building is located at 2220 Gleason Court. Tom Gommels of Marcus & Millichap marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company. Gommels also procured the buyer, an out-of-state limited liability

JLL Arranges $2.7M Sale of Three-Tenant Retail Building Near Chicago

SOUTH HOLLAND, ILL. — JLL Capital Markets has arranged the $2.7 million sale of a three-tenant retail building in South Holland near Chicago. The 5,000-square-foot property is home to Chipotle, JJ Fish & Chicken and an unnamed corporate wireless provider. Alex Sharrin, Alex Geanakos and Eric Cline of JLL represented the seller, Glazier Corp., which is a local Chicago developer. A Southern California-based private investor purchased the

Domino’s to Open Two New Locations in Michigan

BAY CITY AND SOUTHGATE, MICH. — Domino’s plans to open two new locations in Michigan. The Ann Arbor-based pizza chain leased 2,500 square feet at the corner of Washington Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Bay City, about 15 miles north of Saginaw. In addition, Domino’s purchased a 2,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by Radio Shack in Southgate, about 15 miles southwest of Detroit. Michael Murphy and Tjader Gerdom of Gerdom Realty & Investment represented Domino’s in both …

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