Maryland

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Glen Burnie, Md. — JLL has secured a $22 million loan for the refinancing of Arundel Plaza, a 282,039-square-foot shopping center located in Glen Burnie, a southern suburb of Baltimore. Michael Klein, Jon Mikula, Evan Parker and John Cumming of JLL arranged the five-year, fixed-rate financing through a life insurance company on behalf of the Singapore-based borrower, United Hampshire U.S. REIT. Arundel Plaza was fully leased at the time of financing to tenants including Lowe’s Home Improvement, Giant Food, Jersey Mike’s, FedEx, Hook & Reel, Panda Express and Chipotle Mexican Grill. …

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Baltimore — Kneads Bakeshop has signed a 1,302-square-foot lease to open a bakery and coffee shop within The Village of Cross Keys shopping center in Baltimore. Scheduled to open this fall, the store will be located in a new jewel box building, situated between Always Ice Cream Co. and a new Asian restaurant being opened by Atlas Restaurant Group. Caves Valley Partners is the landlord at the property, which recently underwent renovations. Two new restaurant pads are also currently underway at the center, with completion scheduled for later this year. 

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Fayetteville, Ark. — Arkansas-based Slim Chickens has signed a franchise deal for seven new restaurants in the state of Maryland. Franchisee DDR Holdings, a venture between Darrin and Dennis Atlas, will open the units. DDR Holdings currently owns and operates two Slim Chickens stores in the state. The Slim Chickens brand has opened in more than 255 locations across the U.S. and the U.K., with more than 1,200 stores currently in development. 

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Hyattsville, Md. — JLL Capital Markets has arranged an $18.4 million loan to finance the acquisition of Metro Shops, a retail center located in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Hyattsville. Built in 2007 at 2900 Belcrest Center Drive, the property totals 160,623 square feet and is situated across from the 1 million-square-foot Mall at Prince George’s. Tenants at the center include Bob’s Discount Furniture, Staples, LA Fitness, Citibank and Dunkin’ Donuts. Michael Klein, Max Custer, Brian Buglione and Benjamin Morgenthal of JLL secured the financing through Loews Corp. on behalf of …

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Conshohocken, Pa. — IKEA will open four stores featuring its new Plan & Order Point with Pick-Up format. Scheduled to open this year, the stores will be located in Austin, Texas, metro Atlanta and the greater Los Angeles area. Situated within Domain Shopping Center, the Austin store will open this summer and will mark the second IKEA location in the city. Plan & Order Points are “dedicated to kitchen, bedroom and living room projects,” according to the company’s website. The stores feature a smaller layout with no merchandise to be taken …

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Frederick, Md. — X-Golf America will open a 13,414-square-foot entertainment venue in Frederick, marking the company’s largest location to date. Situated within the 200,000-square-foot Westview Promenade, the store is scheduled to open this month. In addition to eight indoor golf simulators, the venue will feature full-service sports bar and restaurant. Ashley Zito and Danielle Bridge represented the landlord, Hill Management Services, in the lease transaction on an internal basis. Franchisees Jillian and Matthew Louden will own and operate the facility. X-Golf America’s portfolio currently includes more than 80 stores across 36 …

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Toronto, Canada and Washington, D.C. — Avison Young has entered into an agreement to acquire Madison Marquette’s retail platform for an undisclosed price. The acquisition will include the Washington, D.C.-based firm’s retail property management, marketing and leasing services throughout the U.S.; and a portfolio comprising more than 6.1 million square feet of properties managed and leased by Madison Marquette. Madison Marquette teams will integrate with those of Toronto, Canada-based Avison Young in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Indiana, Arkansas, Maryland, Virginia, Atlanta and Florida, and the acquisition expands Avison Young’s presence …

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Easton, Md. — Synergy Investment Fund has acquired Tred Avon Square, a 147,668-square-foot retail center located in Easton. ACME, Big Lots, Easton Cinemas, Rent-A-Center, Sherwin Williams, My Eye Dr., Dunkin’ Donuts, Osteria Alfredo, Ship and Print, Subway, Hong Kong Kitchen, Nails & Spa, Lendmark, Chincheck Sports Locker, T-Mobile, Admiral Cleaners, Rusty Hook Bait and Tackle and Spin Groove Records are tenants at the property. SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate represented the buyer in the transaction. Ross Benincasa and Ryan Finnegan of SVN | Miller will oversee leasing at the center.

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Camp Hill, Pa. — A&G Real Estate Partners will market 79 Rite Aid store leases for sale, in its capacity as real estate advisor to the company, pending approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Part of Rite Aid’s financial restructuring process, this marks the third tranche of leases to be sold and follows a set of 92 store leases that became available in November. Ranging from 5,502 to 31,468 square feet, the leases are located in 11 states, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, …

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Camp Hill, Penn. — Rite Aid will sell an additional 92 store leases as part of its financial restructuring, pending approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Ranging from 5,000 to 33,548 square feet, the stores are located in California, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. A&G Real Estate Partners, real estate advisor to the company, will broker the transactions in the form of private sales. The leases comprise the second tranche to be sold, and more leases are expected to be …

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