The following is an excerpt from the Illinois Business Journal’s article on Central Park Plaza in O’Fallon, IL. The article appeared in the January 2016 issue and can be read in it’s entirety here. To learn about availability in Central Park Plaza, please view the brochure here or contact David Wittenauer at 618-632-3060.
NAI DESCO negotiated a transaction on behalf of developer Darrell Shelton that brought another large retailer to Southwestern Illinois in 2015, benefiting local shoppers and merchants alike. Gander Mountain retail store opened in May at Central Park Plaza near Green Mount Road in O’Fallon, Ill.
Gander Mountain is the nation’s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for shooting sports, hunting, fishing, camping, marine, apparel and outdoor lifestyles. Based in St. Paul, Minn., it now has 162 stores in 27 states. The new store is a 61,000-square-foot stand-alone building, which is the company’s largest prototype.
“The company chose the Central Park Plaza site because of its ideal location as a regional destination that is projecting substantial growth over the next several years and into the future,” says David Wittenauer, vice president of NAI DESCO. “Exit 16 at Green Mount Road in O’Fallon and Shiloh has developed into a natural stopping place for commuters traveling from Marion, Carbondale, Mount Vernon and beyond as they come to the St. Louis area for health care, sporting events and other activities.”
The following is from a Post-Dispatch article by Tim Bryant on June 22, 2011:
Workers are putting up walls for a Fifth Third Bank branch scheduled to open in about four months in 3,900 square feet of ground-floor space at the Syndicate Trust building downtown.
Most of the 16-story building in the 900 block of Olive Street has been redone as condos and apartments. And most of them are occupied. But the ground-floor space has struggled to attract tenants. So far, the only open business is a Clarkson Eyecare outlet.
Fifth Third is taking the corner space just west of Clarkson. John Shuff, a broker at NAI Desco, said today the bank has signed a 10-year lease. More tenants may be coming to the building soon, Shuff added.
Potential tenants include a restaurant, a clothing retailer and perhaps office users, he said. Shuff noted that the 14,000 square feet of ground-floor space remaining is too small to accommodate all the potential tenants.
“We’re trying to put as many irons in the fire as possible,” he said.
Read the original article here.