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First Midwest Group has played an integral role in the development of several shopping corridors throughout northern Illinois, including Highway 176 in Island Lake, Rockford’s East State Street and Perryville Road, West Lane Road (Highway 173) in Machesney Park, and Sycamore Road (Highway 23) in DeKalb. Our retail developments in these communities and others like Peoria, Schaumburg, Silvis and Sterling in Illinois, and Madison and Janesville in Wisconsin, total several million square feet.

We have experience with retail developments from green-field up, retro-fits and redevelopments of every kind, including big box power centers, multi-tenant community/strip centers, and single user build-to-suits. We have blended architectural innovation with efficiency to create some of the most interesting and appealing sites in the Midwest.

First Midwest Group’s tenants and development partners include Target, Aldi, Meijer, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, Menard’s, and many other regional and national retailers. In the retail-restaurant arena our successes are proportional. First Midwest Group is also a Famous Dave’s franchisee owner in both Rockford, IL and Indianapolis, IN, and we have worked with casual sit-down restaurants like Panera, Chipotle and Noodles, as well as quick-service users like Taco Bell and White Castle.