Mattoon, Ill. — Mid-America Real Estate Corp. has arranged the sale of Mattoon Marketplace, a 73,225-square-foot shopping center located in Mattoon. Tenants at the property include PetSmart, Dollar Tree, Cato, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Aspen Dental, Buffalo Wild Wings, Verizon and Shoe Sensation. Rick Drogosz and Emily Gadomski of Mid-America brokered the transaction on behalf of the seller, United American Properties. Chase Properties acquired the center for an undisclosed price.
Vernon Hills Ill. — Four new tenants have signed leases totaling 15,751 square feet at Hawthorn, a retail center located in Vernon Hills, roughly 37 miles outside Chicago. Calla Lily and CL Kids, Exclusive Heat and Woody’s will open at the property in October, occupying 6,553; 5,055; and 3,357 square feet, respectively. Gemma Natural Stone & Jewelry will open a 786-square-foot store in November.
Kaysville, Utah — Utah-based indoor pickleball brand The Picklr will open 80 new venues across eleven states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The facilities will be opened in partnership with 13 new franchisees. “With seven corporate owned facilities, our first-mover advantage has undeniably led to a high level of interest from well capitalized candidates across the entire country,” says Scott Schubiger, chief growth officer of The Picklr.
Northfield, Ill. — JLL Capital Markets has arranged the $13.1 million sale of a 47,732-square-foot property located in Northfield, roughly 20 miles outside Chicago. Mariano’s occupies the single-tenant property on a triple-net-lease basis. Alex Sharrin, Michael Nieder, Mohsin Mirza, Charles Shehan and Caity Tirakian of JLL represented the seller, Stockbridge, in the transaction. Swanson Development Group was the buyer. Mariano’s currently operates 44 grocery stores throughout the state. The chain was acquired by Kroger via its parent company, Roundy’s, in 2015.
Batavia, Ill. and Jacksonville, Fla. — German discount grocer Aldi has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket as part of a larger divestiture of Jacksonville-based parent company Southeastern Grocers to various entities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Southeast-focused acquisition includes approximately 400 Winn-Dixie and Harveys locations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Aldi, which maintains its U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Illinois, first established its presence in the Southeast in the mid-1990s and has since invested $2.5 billion in the region. Most …
Deer Park, Ill. — Three new tenants have joined Deer Park Town Center, a shopping center located approximately 35 miles outside Chicago in Deer Park. Sweetgreen has opened a 2,156-square-foot restaurant and Victoria’s Secret has signed a 4,965-square-foot lease at the property. The Shade Store will also open at the center in spring 2024.
St. Charles, Ill. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $4.1 million sale of a 31,650-square-foot retail property located in St. Charles, roughly 40 miles east of Chicago. Blue Goose Market previously occupied the building and closed in March 2022. The buyer, an undisclosed developer, plans to redevelop the property, which was originally built in 2008, into a national-branded grocery store. Austin Weisenbeck and Sean Sharko of Marcus & Millichap represented both the seller, a limited liability company, and the buyer.
Evanston, Ill. — Quantum Real Estate Advisors Inc. has arranged the sale of Church Street Plaza, a 9,589-square-foot retail center located in Evanston. Tenants at the property include Semper Laser, Pure Barre, Noodles & Co., CycleBar and Big Wig Tacos. Dan Waszak and Zack Hilgendorf of Quantum represented the seller, GW Properties. T SW Neighborhood Centers II, an affiliate of Shannon Waltchack, acquired the property for an undisclosed price.
Chicago — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $5.2 million sale of Kedzie Plaza, a retail center totaling 73,876 square feet in Chicago. Tenants at the property include Dunkin’ Donuts, Metro by T-Mobile, Subway, Domino’s and Sally Beauty. Adrian Mendoza, Austin Weisenbeck and Sean Sharko of Marcus & Millichap represented the buyer, a local private investor.
Alsip, Ill. — Lee & Associates has arranged the $1.8 million sale of a retail pad located in Alsip, roughly 25 miles southwest of Chicago. A Belle Tire location will be developed on the 1-acre site, which was previously occupied by Bakers Square Restaurant. Rick Scardino of Lee & Associates represented the seller, Orion Capital, in the transaction. Dave Chopp and Ryan Chopp of DRC Realty represented the buyer, Barnes Development Co. doing business as Belle Tire.