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The Lake in the Hills Entertainment Park
The Lake in the Hills Entertainment Park
Property Information

Year Acquired: 1996

Land Area: 14.3 acres

The Lake in the Hills Entertainment Park
Retailers:
Kerasotes Theatres 12-Screen
Applebees Grill and
Neighborhood Bar
Shops at the Entertainment Park

In 1996, the Company acquired a 15 acre vacant parcel of land at Randall Road and Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. The land was located in a high-growth community that was underserved with retail. The mid-block parcel had very good exposure. Great Lakes solved many challenging engineering and roadway entitlement issues to properly serve the site and bring it to market.

The property was entitled for a multi-screen movie theater, a sit-down casual dining restaurant and two multi-tenant shops buildings. This entertainment theme was an emerging focus for communities across America that wanted to broaden their retail base.

Site work design and construction was performed by Great Lakes to accommodate a new 12-screen “stadium seating” prototype by Kerasotes Theatres which opened to great fanfare in 1997. Applebee’s quickly followed to fill in the casual dining position. The Company later developed and leased out the remaining two vacant lots on Randall Road with its own two multi-tenant retail buildings.

 
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