The Opus Group® Announces Completion of The Fresh Market Retail Center in Chicago Suburb


CHICAGO – The Opus Group announced today that construction is complete on a new grocery-anchored development, The Fresh Market Center, in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and a lease has been signed with Firehouse Subs.

The development is anchored by The Fresh Market, a 23,790-square-foot grocery store. Firehouse Subs will occupy 2,230 square feet of space and other tenants include Great Clips and Tide Dry Cleaners, occupying 1,050 and 2,800 square feet, respectively.

“This project has been a great opportunity to partner with the village of Glen Ellyn and bring quality retailers to the area,” said Sean Spellman, vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “The location is ideal to serve the Glen Ellyn and North Wheaton communities.”

Located on E. Roosevelt Road between S. Lorraine Road and S. Lambert Road, the new retail center includes patio seating and 186 customer parking spaces. This is The Fresh Market’s ninth store in the state and will bring approximately 90 new jobs to the area.

“We are excited to open our new store in Glen Ellyn and to expand our reach in Illinois,” said Craig Carlock, president and chief executive officer of The Fresh Market. “We look forward to introducing The Fresh Market’s concept of quality perishables, excellent customer service and a unique atmosphere to an expanded customer base, and we look forward to offering neighboring communities a rewarding new food shopping experience.”

Mid-America represented Opus in the lease transaction with Firehouse Subs. Firehouse Subs was self-represented.

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. was the developer, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. served as the general contractor for the project, Opus AE Group, L.L.C. was the architect of record and OKW Architects was the design architect.

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design; sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, institutional, residential and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit