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R.P. Wurster buys Plainfield, Ind., center

BY Michael Fickes

Chicago — R.P. Wurster has acquired the 49,967-sq.-ft. Plainfield Commons in Plainfield, Ind., for $6.35 million. The 100% leased community shopping center features anchor tenants Dollar Tree and Shoe Carnival. Shadow anchors include Target, Kohl’s, Pier One Imports and PetSmart.

Mid-America Real Estate Corp.
in cooperation with Mid-America Real Estate Corp. — Indiana brokered the transaction on behalf of the seller, RPD Catalyst.

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ProHealth to Glen Oaks in Queens, N.Y.

BY Michael Fickes

New York — ProHealth has signed a lease for a 10,913-sq.-ft. location at an endcap of the 187,650-sq.-ft. Glen Oaks Shopping Center in the Glen Oaks section of Queens, according to The Feil Organization, the center’s owner and manager. The lease brings the open-air center to 99% leased.

The medical services provider is renovating the façade and expanding the existing space to increase its frontage on Union Turnpike. ProHealth expects to open in March.

The shopping center consists of three buildings over a five-block span. It is situated close to the Queens/Nassau County border, making it accessible to a population of 767,114 people within a five-mile radius. The average household income is more than $105,000.

The Feil Organization represented the landlord in the transaction, and Ripco Real Estate represented ProHealth.

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Nordstrom plans Elizabethtown, Pa., fulfillment center

BY Michael Fickes

Seattle — Nordstrom has broken ground on a fulfillment center at Conewago Industrial Park in Elizabethtown, Pa. It will be the company’s third fulfillment center. The 672,000-sq.-ft. building, with a 470,000-sq.-ft. mezzanine, is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

In its first three years, the new center will create nearly 400 full-time positions and additional opportunities for part-time and seasonal jobs. Looking ahead, Nordstrom expects to increase staffing to 700 full-time positions or more.

The new facility will join existing Nordstrom fulfillment centers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and San Bernardino, Calif.

Nordstrom.com currently serves customers in 98 countries and offers everyday free shipping and free returns within the United State. Nordstrom operates with an integrated inventory platform between its stores and online and can fulfill online orders from any of its 117 full-line stores across the country.

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