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Michigan Ranks Fourth in Nation for Most Craft Breweries, Says CBRE

MICHIGAN — Craft beer has become big business in Michigan, especially in the Detroit area, where breweries have expanded by 680,000 square feet since 2010, according to a report from CBRE. In 2017, the craft brewing industry contributed $76.2 billion to the U.S. economy. Of that amount, the total craft beer industry in Michigan contributed nearly $2.5 billion — ninth highest in the nation. In total, the state is home to 330 craft breweries, ranking it fourth in the nation by the number of …

Tropical Smoothie Cafe to Open 800th Location

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a fast-casual concept known for its smoothies and tropical food, is opening its 800th location. The restaurant, located at 115 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights, is set to open this Friday, Sept. 6. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has grown at a rapid pace this year, opening its 750th location in May. Existing franchisee Hani Halloun, along with first-time franchisees Edward Joubran and Martin Khoshaba, will own and operate the new Arlington Heights …

Progressive Real Estate Partners Brokers $2.3M Sale of Restaurant Asset in Inland Empire

BEAUMONT, CALIF. — Progressive Real Estate Partners has facilitated the sale of a restaurant property, located at 501 E. Fifth St. in Beaumont. A private Riverside-based investor sold the property to San Jose-based private investor for $2.3 million, or $1,006 per square foot. Built in 2008, the 2,250-square-foot building, which features a drive-thru, recently underwent a renovation. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen occupies the single-tenant property. Greg Bedell of Progressive Real Estate …

Fore Property Acquires Mixed-Use Development Site in Downtown Phoenix for $9.3M

PHOENIX — Fore Property has purchased of the former O’Neil Printing facility, located at 366 N. Second Ave. in downtown Phoenix, for $9.3 million. The development site consists of 2.6 acres with three sides of street frontage. The buyer plans to develop a high-end, mixed-use project on the site. Totaling 285,000 square feet, the seven-story development will feature 323 apartments in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, as well as ground-floor retail and restaurant space, a …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $1.2M Sale of Restaurant Building in Portland

PORTLAND, ORE. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a restaurant property located at 704 NW 21st Ave. in Portland. A limited liability company sold the asset to a private investor for $1.2 million in an off-market transaction. Bhuna, a fast-casual Indian restaurant, occupies the 1,878-square-foot property on a net-leased basis. Joseph Blatner and Scott Logan of Marcus & Millichap’s Portland office represented the seller. Michael Shall, also of Marcus & Millichap, …

Food Halls Spice Up Mixed-Use Projects

Developers turn to unique eateries as ammunition in the ‘amenities arms race.’  By David Cohen In an effort to inoculate their mixed-use office and multifamily projects against the threat of e-commerce competitors, developers are increasingly incorporating food halls into their properties to attract tenants. “Food halls are the latest and greatest in the amenities arms race,” says Aaron Jodka, research director at Colliers International in Boston. “While most buildings are …

SRS Real Estate Partners Arranges $3.8M Sale of Restaurant Building in Southern California

MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. — SRS Real Estate Partners’ National Net Lease Group has completed the sale of a single-tenant retail property located at 28651 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo. Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Castle sold the asset to a Hawaii-based investor for $3.8 million, or $1,374 per square foot. Patrick Luther, Matthew Mousavi and Terrison Quinn of SRS’ National Net Lease Group represented the seller, while Arthur Flores of CBRE represented the buyer in the deal. Built …

Pizza Hut to Close 500 Stores Over Next 24 Months

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Pizza Hut will close as many as 500 dine-in stores over the next 24 months as part of a broader strategy to bolster its delivery and carryout services, company executives said during the second-quarter earnings call. Food Business News first reported the announcement. Pizza Hut, which is owned by Louisville, Ky.-based YUM! Brands (NYSE: YUM), operates about 7,500 locations across the United States and 18,000 worldwide. In the United States, roughly 6,100 of the …

Weingarten Realty Sells Jess Ranch Marketplace in the Inland Empire for $89M

APPLE VALLEY, CALIF. — Houston-based Weingarten Realty has completed the sale of Jess Ranch Marketplace, a community shopping center located in Apple Valley. A Newport Beach, Calif.-based, privately held investment, development and management company acquired the asset for $89 million. The sale included the grocery, lifestyle and entertainment portions of Jess Ranch Marketplace, a 704,927-square-foot community shopping center. Anchor tenants include Target, Winco Foods, Burlington, 24 Hour …

Evergreen Devco Sells Newly Built 2,750 SF Retail Project in Highland, California

HIGHLAND, CALIF. — Developer Evergreen Devco has completed the sale of its newly developed retail project, a Jack in the Box restaurant, located at 27734 Base Line St. in Highland. An unnamed buyer acquired the 2,756-square-foot property for an undisclosed price with a signed a lease to a Jack in the Box franchisee. Jimmy Slusher of CBRE represented the developer and seller, Evergreen Devco, in the

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