Sleepy’s to open in two Chicagoland centers
Chicago — Sleepy’s has signed into two Chicagoland shopping centers as part of the mattress chain’s expansion in the mid-west.
According to Mid-America Asset Management Inc. www.midamericagrp.com, which handles leasing for both centers, Sleepy’s has taken 6,075 sq. ft. at Cicero Annex in Chicago and 6,507 sq. ft. at Willow Creek Center in Glenview. The Chicago location plans to open this summer; the Glenview store opened recently.
Top Target executives share store design philosophy
Target’s EVP of stores, Tina Schiel, and senior group manager of store planning, Nancy Devine, dug through the retailer’s photo archive and weighed in on the company’s evolving design philosophy.
“Target locates departments within the store with our guests’ convenience in mind,” Schiel said in a post on the company’s online magazine, A Bullseye View. “Everyday items like paper products, for example, are at the front of the store, and we group similar departments (such as electronics, entertainment and toys) together, which makes navigation easier for our guests.”
Click here for more on the current state of Target’s store design philosophy and why the company merchandises stores the way it does.
Bar Louis hangs at Streets of St. Charles
Peoria, Ill. — Bar Louie Restaurant & Bar has signed for 6,500 sq. ft. at Streets of St. Charles in St. Charles, Mo., according to developer, manager and owner Cullinan Properties. Bar Louie will move into its first floor Phase II space next spring.
Construction of the development’s 400,000-sq.-ft. Phase II will finish up this fall. Phase II will house the retail and entertainment portions of the project as well as additional residential space to complement Phase I.