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Former Kmart location in Zion sells, to be converted to self-storage

Colliers represents buyer of 90,426-SF former Kmart in Zion,ph1

Colliers International | Chicago’s Patrick Turner and Brendan Green represented JSM Venture, Inc., led by Charlie Mengel, in the $2.3 million acquisition of a vacant 90,426-square-foot former Kmart located at 3355 Sheridan Road in Zion. JSM Venture will convert the building into an indoor self-storage facility with 69,750 rentable square feet.

“Given the rise of e-commerce and its impact on retail shopping habits, there is now a surplus of empty big box retail stores. Many of our clients—like JSM Ventures—are looking at alternative uses to fill these vacancies,” said Turner, a vice president with Colliers | Chicago.

The facility is expected to have 619 total storage units, with nearly 96 percent climate controlled and 4 percent non-climate controlled. Paine/Wetzel represented the seller, Amin & Shah Solutions, LLC, in the transaction.