Holbrook, N.Y. — Regency Centers has broken ground on the redevelopment of the 280,000-square-foot former SunVet Mall in Holbrook on Long Island. Plans for the property, which has been renamed The Shops at SunVet, include a 168,000-square-foot open-air shopping center with six outparcels. Whole Foods Market will anchor the center. Demolition of the existing structure is underway, with new construction scheduled to begin in spring 2024. SBLM Architects is the lead architect on the project.
Aurora, Ill. — JLL Capital Markets has brokered the sale of Aurora Commons, a 125,826-square-foot retail center located in Aurora, roughly 40 miles outside Chicago. Built in 1988, the property was 75 percent leased at the time of sale. Tenants at the center include Five Below, Dollar Tree, T-Mobile and H&R Block. Michael Nieder, Keely Polczynski and Caity Tirakian of JLL represented the seller, IRC Retail Centers, in the transaction. Sperry Equities acquired the property for an undisclosed price.
Chicago, Ill. — McDonald’s plans to expand its presence to comprise 50,000 restaurants by the end of 2027. This will mark the fastest period of growth for the brand according to the company, which announced the planned expansion in its Investor Update and a subsequent press release. Part of McDonald’s “Accelerating the Arches” strategy, the growth will include an expected 1,000 gross restaurant openings in the United States and internationally in 2027.
Marcus & Millichap Arranges Sale of 107,288-Square-Foot Barnett Plaza Shopping Center in D’Iberville, Mississippi
D’Iberville, Miss. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of Barnett Plaza, a 107,288-square-foot shopping center located in D’Iberville. Constructed in phases between the late 1970s and 2008, the property is situated on 13.8 acres. Tenants at the center include Crunch Fitness and Saad Health Care. Andrew Chason and Stephen Sewell of Marcus & Millichap represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Mickey Davis assisted as the firm’s broker of record in Mississippi.
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. — Norman’s Hallmark has opened a 7,280-square-foot store at The Metroplex in Plymouth Meeting. The store offers a complete line of Hallmark products, cards and Keepsake Ornaments, as well as apparel, accessories, books, stationery, games, home décor, candy and gourmet foods. Norman’s Hallmark currently operates in 75 locations.
Bolingbrook, Ill. — McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has announced plans to test CosMc’s, a new smaller format concept featuring a beverage-led menu with new food and drink items. The first location will open this month in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, where the first McDonald’s franchise location opened in 1955. By the end of 2024, the company plans to open 10 pilot locations for the concept, with target markets set to include the Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio metropolitan areas. CosMc’s will offer digital and drive-thru ordering formats only, with dynamic menu …
Mid-America Arranges Sale of 114,221-Square-Foot Westhill Plaza Shopping Center in Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton, Wis. — Mid-America Real Estate Corp. has arranged the sale of Westhill Plaza, a 114,221-square-foot shopping center located in Appleton. Tenants at the property, which was 93 percent leased at the time of sale, include Burlington, Boot Barn and Party City. Rick Drogosz, Emily Gadomski and Dan Rosenfeld of Mid-America represented the seller, CRG Investments. Brookwood Capital Advisors acquired the center.
New York City — Brazilian restaurant Fogo de Chão has signed a 5,009-square-foot lease in Manhattan in New York City. Situated within The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, the venue is scheduled to open in 2024. Harrison designed the space, which will feature an expansive dining room and open churrasco grill. This marks the ninth location for the brand in metro New York City.
Tysons, Va. —Macerich has secured a $710 million loan for the refinancing of Tysons Corner Center, a retail center located in Tysons. Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s anchor the property, which totals 1.8 million square feet. The financing will replace an existing $666 million loan that was scheduled to mature on Jan. 1. A Macerich joint venture owns the center.
Naperville, Ill. — Quantum Real Estate Advisors Inc. has brokered the $7.1 million sale of Design Pointe, a 78,000-square-foot retail center located in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. At the time of sale, the property was 95 percent leased to tenants including Studio 41, Brain Balance and Fancy Free Holidays. Brett Berlin of Quantum represented the seller, an Illinois-based investor, in the transaction.