October News

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

October, 2022

No, the holidays are not yet here, but in the Midwest, to many of us, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year!  The colors are amazing, and we’re getting a touch of cooler temps, but still the sun’s warmth is sticking around.  Hard to believe Halloween is next week, and then we’ll be sprinting to the end of 2022…

This past month, we’ve enjoyed a few more rounds of golf with industry partners, attended several events for our non-profit friends, and participated in the International Council of Shopping Centers Central Conference in the Windy City. We learned that while the past few years there have been a lot of “mom and pop” retailers opening, the national brands are starting to plan for some major expansions again.  It was good to see so many retail brokers again in one place!

This month’s projects show our national retail work,  remodels, tenant interiors, and ground up construction. Our team continues to excel in these areas and the beautiful projects reflect that.

May you enjoy this most wonderful time of the year!  If you have questions or are interested in working with our team, please contact Lauren Kriner.

DIAMONDS DIRECT- Troy, MI- 6,000 Sq. Ft.

Our travelling team completed another project for jewelry retailer, Diamonds Direct, in Troy, MI. The 6,000 square foot gallery occupies space on the first floor of a 3-story building and was designed by Charlotte-based Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. We are working with DD on two more projects around the country currently.

RAIL CAFE & MARKET- Westfield, IN- 3,000 Sq. Ft.

After what felt like a long post-covid break, the well-loved Rail Cafe & Market will reopen in Westfield this month in the new shopping center at Grassy Branch and SR 32, with plenty of parking! While Westfield residents and owners, Mel & Toby Miles, enjoyed opening their business on Park Street, the new Rail offers a better setup to serve a variety of clients, whether at the full-service bar, dining in with counter service, or grabbing and going with some of the many locally sourced proteins, veggies, or prepared meals. You’ll even find some of their Cone & Crumb goodies available at this location. Farm-to-counter is back in Westfield with the Rail- look for their opening this month! Branding courtesy of Flatland!


When IN-based law firm Church Church Hittle & Antrim found their team busting at the seams, they called upon our TI division to help them nearly double their space and remodel their entire footprint. We enjoyed working within their 11,000SF+ Fishers office to brighten it up and make space for their growing firm.

LASH LOUNGE- Crown Point, IN- 1,800 Sq. Ft.

We are starting to see a theme…Lashes!! Proud to announce our Chicago team’s first Lash Lounge project in the “Region”- Crown Point, IN. Local owners, the Dieckmann’s, are excited to open their new business, offering extensions, fills, lifts, tints and eyebrow services for monthly memberships! Dallas-based GHA Architecture designed the 1,800 square foot endcap that is now serving guests.

DEKALASH- Carmel, IN- 1,500 Sq. Ft.

Speaking of lashes, Carmel, IN is getting a dekalash! Our third project with the growing franchise will be opening soon in the popular Cool Creek Commons shopping center, where we’ve completed multiple projects in the past. Sign up for monthly lash and brow services in a convenient 1,500 SF location along 146th Street. Florida-based Barr Architecture worked with the team on laying out this beautiful new studio.

LOVESAC- Lancaster, PA- 1,400 Sq. Ft.

Our Chicago team completed their 7th Lovesac project in Brookfield’s Park City Center, a 1,400 square foot store in Lancaster, PA. The team has 3 more locations under construction with the growing furniture brand. National firm, Onyx Creative, designed this new store for Lovesac.

STEEPOLOGIE- Indianapolis, IN- 985 Sq. Ft.

Our team is excited to bring a new concept to town! Steepologie will soon open at Simon’s Fashion Mall! The growing retailer offers more than 300 teas, along with accessories and a unique shopping experience. The nearly 1,000 SF space on the Nordstrom end was creatively designed by Progress Studio. Welcome to Indy!