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RKF Arranges Lease for Veggie Grill in Fulton Market District

01.31.18

Vegetarian Fast-Casual Chain Opening at 911-915 West Randolph Street, With Two Other Chicago Locations Opening in Early 2018

CHICAGO – RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced that it has arranged a 3,657-square-foot lease for Veggie Grill, the vegetarian fast-casual restaurant chain, at 911-915 West Randolph Street in the Fulton Market District. Veggie Grill already has two other locations, in Lincoln Park and The Loop. The Fulton Market location is tentatively scheduled to open late 2018.

RKF Vice President Anthony Campagni and Associate Cooper Annenberg represented the landlord, Strategic Asset Associates, in the transaction. Veggie Grill was represented in-house.

Veggie Grill will occupy 2,542 square feet on the ground floor and 1,115 square feet on the lower level of 911-915 West Randolph Street. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream leased the 1,500-square-foot ground floor retail space early last year. The RKF team is also marketing an additional 4,400 square feet on the second floor and 2,336 square feet on the third floor, which includes a 1,925-square-foot outdoor terrace.

Situated on the south block between North Sangamon and North Peoria Streets, the building enjoys an enviable location in the Fulton Market District—sandwiched between J.P. Graziano’s, one of Chicago’s most famous Italian delis, and Formento’s. Many of the city’s most renowned eateries are also in close proximity, including Au Cheval, Girl & The Goat, Bar Siena, Cruz Blanca and Lena Brava.

“The Fulton Market District will always be a top destination for dining and nightlife, and now it is evolving to meet the needs of the growing residential and office population as well,” explained Campagni. “With Google’s new corporate campus at 1000 West Fulton Street and McDonald’s new headquarters coming to 1035 West Randolph Street, there is serious demand for increasingly diverse retail and food offerings. People need more fast-casual dining options for weekday lunches and weekends out with their families. Veggie Grill fits the bill perfectly.”

Veggie Grill has been rapidly expanding in California, Oregon, Washington and Illinois over the last decade, and it has already announced its intention to open at least three more restaurants in Chicago.

About RKF
The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $30 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco, Tokyo and Toronto. RKF operates in Canada as RKF Group Canada Realty, a retail brokerage.

RKF’s Chicago office is located at 353 North Clark Street, Suite 2050, Chicago IL 60654 T: 312.698.8880. www.rkf.com

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