March 31, 2015

Torrid, the edgy plus-sized apparel division of Hot Topic, will open a flagship on State Street in Chicago, on April 8. It’s part of 60 stores the retailer is planning to open across the country this year.

March 17, 2015

West Marine will open a new 20,000-sq.-ft. flagship Midwest store on North Halsted Street in Chicago on April 23.

March 6, 2015

Apparel and accessories retailer Leopard Boutique will open a 1,273-sq.-ft. store at The Streets of St. Charles, in Peoria, Illinois.

February 11, 2015

Transwestern’s Chicago office has brokered the sale of The Shops at Flint Creek.

February 11, 2015

SRS Real Estate Partners has named Kevin Boyd as senior VP and co-market leader in the Chicago office.

February 2, 2015

Target Corp. is opening 15 stores this year, with an emphasis on its smaller-sized TargetExpress format as it looks to further reach guests in urban centers.

January 21, 2015

Whole Foods Market plans to open six new locations in Chicago, four of which will open in May, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

January 20, 2015

Mid-America Real Estate Corporation’s Investment Sales team recently brokered the sale of The Columbian Retail Shops in Chicago.

January 16, 2015

Thomas Sabatino Jr., executive VP, global chief legal and administrative officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, will be leaving the company to join Hertz Global Holdings effective Feb.9.

November 21, 2014

Deep-discount grocer Aldi is ramping up its U.S. expansion. 

October 30, 2014

Cullinan Properties has purchased 18,320-sq.-ft. of space at GEM Terrace Office Condominiums in East Peoria, Illinois from EM Properties.

October 20, 2014

Sleepy's announced that with the grand opening of its new location in Joliet, Ill., the privately-owned mattress retailer's store count reached a landmark 1,000 stores. 

September 23, 2014

CBRE has completed the sale of Peoria Marketplace, a 25,481-sq.-ft. multi-tenant shopping center in Peoria, Arizona.

September 2, 2014

SRS Real Estate Partners announced the relocation of the Chicago office to 155 N. Wacker Drive, where the Chicago team will continue to provide retail real estate services to clients in metro Chicago and across the Midwest.

August 28, 2014

Pine Tree Commercial Realty has acquired Poplar-Prairie Stone Crossing, a class-A power shopping center located in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

August 20, 2014

T.J.Maxx will be opening five stores in the Chicagoland area starting this week and through October.

July 23, 2014

Richard Spinell, principal of Mid-America Asset Management Inc., announced that the firm recently secured three leases at River Forest Town Center in River Forest, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.

July 16, 2014

Cullinan Properties said that Noodles & Company will be opening a new restaurant in November at the Levee District in East Peoria, Illinois.

July 9, 2014

McDonald’s Restaurants of Peoria/Bloomington will join the East Peoria Levee District with the opening of a new restaurant in September.

June 17, 2014

Under Armour is bringing its “Brand House” specialty retail format to Chicago, with plans to open in the Windy City in March 2015.

May 21, 2014

Founders Properties has hired Trademark Property Co. to handle management, marketing, accounting and construction for Burr Ridge Village Center, a 232,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use lifestyle center in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

April 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan as VP of marketing and merchandising.

April 15, 2014

Englewood Construction ‘s food service and restaurant group has completed Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum in Chicago’s Water Tower Place.

April 15, 2014

Jewel-Osco has appointed Scott Hays as VP operations for the Chicagoland supermarket chain.