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Tucker Development Announces Leases with MetroPCS, Kenny’s Ribs and Chicken and Cooking Canvas at Country Club Plaza


Country Club Hills Retail Property to Benefit from Wireless Provider, Restaurant and Cooking Education Shop



Tucker Development, a leading fund manager and developer of shopping centers and mixed-use properties, today announced the signing of three new leases at its Country Club Plaza property. The new tenants, MetroPCS, Kenny’s Ribs and Chicken, and Cooking Canvas, will join the impressive retail roster at Tucker’s landmark 450,000-square-foot retail center in Country Club Hills, Ill.


The three leases total approximately 4,900 square feet of retail space at the property. Tucker Development was represented in-house by Director of Leasing Andrew White on the three transactions. No other brokers were involved in the leases.                  


“These new additions to our tenant roster will enhance Country Club Plaza and provide shoppers with a more complete shopping experience,” said Richard Tucker, CEO of Tucker Development. “The property includes a 16-screen theater and variety of dining and retail options, which combine to create one of the unique retail destinations in the region. Local residents recognize County Club Plaza as a lifestyle destination that provides entertainment, dining and many other amenities, and the addition of these new tenants will only enhance this reputation.”


Located at 4005 West 167th Street in suburban Cook County, Country Club Plaza is one of the foremost retail properties in the region. Ideally situated near Interstates 57, 80 and 294, the shopping center sees a significant amount of activity from passersby as well as the 220,000 residents that reside within a five-mile radius. Anchored by a Walmart Supercenter and an AMC Theater, the shopping center is also occupied by many national brands, including McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, GNC, Foot Locker and Payless Shoes.


“MetroPCS, Kenny’s Ribs and Chicken and Cooking Canvas were eager to join Country Club Plaza due in large part to the property’s ideal location, only 25 minutes away from Downtown Chicago and proximate to several interstates,” said White. “They also were attracted by the stable shopper traffic and the center’s other anchor tenants, including Walmart and the AMC theater.”


MetroPCS, one of the country’s leading no-contract wireless service providers, signed a five-year lease for approximately 1,100 square feet of space. A T-Mobile US brand, MetroPCS provides users with unlimited talk, text and data service on prepaid plans with no annual contracts.  


Kenny’s Ribs and Chicken, a pit-style barbecue chain, signed a 10-year lease for 2,800 square feet. The restaurant chain has several Chicagoland locations and is noted for its delectable hotlinks, ribs and barbecue turkey tips.


Cooking Canvas, a culinary establishment that provides cooking classes and dinner kits to home cooks with busy lifestyles, signed a four-year lease for approximately 1,000 square feet. In addition to traditional culinary education and dinner kits, Cooking Canvas also provides cooking boot camps, kids cooking classes and event catering.



About Tucker Development Corporation

Tucker Development Corporation, founded by Richard H. Tucker in 1996, is a leading developer and manager of shopping centers and mixed-use properties in key Midwest and East Coast barrier-to-entry markets. The company pursues mixed-use and retail-related real estate investments that provide an opportunity to enhance value through development, redevelopment, repositioning and recapitalization. Tucker Development Corporation’s development, management and leasing portfolio exceeds five million square feet and continues to grow through the company’s development and acquisition activity.


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06/15/2015 - 18:15


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