Developer Proposal #1 – The Pines, Urbana


We’ve been meeting with local developers over the summer, and are pleased to announce that there are currently three companies partnering with us in our big plan to get a Trader Joe’s in central Illinois. The first developer is The Atkins Group who manages The Pines in Urbana (among many others in town). The Pines is at the cross streets of Windsor Road and Philo Road, just east of Meadowbrook Park. It is an idea choice for Trader Joe’s because of the close proximity to homes, apartments, and campus, plus the draw from the new-ish Meijer and Carle Clinic across Windsor. There are other fabulous stores in The Pines already: Frogs & Fairies Boutique, Milo’s, and Cafe Zoho, to name a few. We have a proposal from The Atkins Group in hand – it includes specs of the retail space, aerial maps and views of the development, lease details, and a letter urging Trader Joe’s to take this opportunity to open a store at The Pines. This packet is ready to be submitted with the rest of our materials. Here is a peek at The Pines location:


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