CHICAGO-Pottery Barn Kids is the latest entry in the hot Clybourn Corridor retail market, signing a 10,000-sf lease for space at Market Square Shopping Center. On the next block, Chicago Home Fitness if flexing a lease for 4,000 sf at Clybourn Commons, where Nextel also is expanding to 1,500 sf.

Mid-America Asset Management, Inc. vice presidents Dan Tausk and Paul Bryant represented the owners of Market Square Shopping Center at 2121 N. Clybourn Ave., as well as Argent Group, managing partners of Clybourn Commons at 2010 N. Clybourn Ave. Jim Sakanich of CB Richard Ellis and Skip Martin of InterState handled negotiations for the offshoot of Pottery Barn, while Dave Keady of HSA Commercial Real Estate represented Chicago Home Fitness.

Not all the retail activity is happening on the North Side, however.

Family Dollar, a discount retailer on an aggressive expansion push in this market, has leased a 7,300-sf location at 4314 S. Kedzie Ave. recently occupied by Trak Auto. Meanwhile, four leases totaling 10,151 sf puts occupancy at Chatham Village Square, a 250,000-sf retail redevelopment, over 90%.

Mid-America Asset Management had the leasing assignment for the former Trak Auto location. Jason Lenhoff of Horizon Real Estate represented Family Dollar.

The Children’s Place (4,500 sf), Footaction (3,060 sf), Household Finance (1,860 sf) and US Agencies (731 sf) join the tenant lineup anchored by a 126,500-sf Target store.

Mid-America Asset Management leasing representative Barb Prieto handled negotiations for the developer and owner of the center at 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, Crown Commercial Real Estate & Development.

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