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CarMarx opening customer care center in Olathe

CarMarx opening customer care center in Olathe

The Kansas City Area Development Council announced that CarMax, a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, is opening a new customer experience center this July in Olathe, Kansas, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The nation’s largest retailer of used cars will create about 300 jobs here, and will hire customer experience consultants, assistants and managers in the coming months.

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Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Centennial unveils "Central Park" transformations for two Chicago-area malls

Centennial, a Dallas-based real estate investment firm with a national portfolio of shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, has revealed plans for its redevelopment of two Chicago-area malls: Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, Illinois. Each property’s dated center court space will be converted into a vibrant, multi-use “central park” environment that will enhance the experience of existing customers and draw new visitors to each mall.

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Greenstone Partners closes New Lenox strip center

Greenstone Partners closes New Lenox strip center

Greenstone Partners successfully sold a 26,000-square-foot, multi-tenant retail center, Hickory Creek, in Chicago’s southwest suburb of New Lenox, Illinois. Hickory Creek is situated at 1800-1888 Lincoln Highway, adjacent to national retailers including Lowe’s, Target, Walgreens and many more.

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Structured Development and Burnt City Brewing complete brewpub in Chicago

Structured Development and Burnt City Brewing complete brewpub in Chicago

Structured Development LLC and Burnt City Brewing have completed District Brew Yards, the nation’s first brewery collective with a pour-your-own beer hall. Located in a repurposed warehouse at 417 N. Ashland Avenue, in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, the taproom preserves the concrete floors, exposed brick walls, Douglas fir beams and other original design features of the 18,000-square-foot, bow-truss style building.

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Luxury rental tower Optima Signature welcomes Egg Harbor Cafe

Luxury rental tower Optima Signature welcomes Egg Harbor Cafe

Optima Signature, a 57-story, 490-unit luxury apartment tower just east of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, has signed a lease with Egg Harbor Café, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch with 20 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Georgia. Expected to open in fall 2019, it will be the first downtown Chicago location for the brand.

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Plan Commission approval sets stage for redevelopment of Morton Grove's Prairie View Plaza

Plan Commission approval sets stage for redevelopment of Morton Grove's Prairie View Plaza

Plans for a redevelopment of the retail center formerly known as Prairie View Plaza moved forward after Kensington Development Partners and IM Properties received unanimous approval from the village of Morton Grove Plan Commission. The developers also revealed a roster of new tenants, plans for a multifamily component and a new name for the property: Sawmill Station.