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(EAST PEORIA, IL – March 2, 2021) – Cullinan Properties, Ltd. is pleased to announce a new breakfast option coming to The Levee District this spring with the opening of Eggcellent Café. Serving breakfast and lunch, Eggcellent Café will be located in the 2,406 SF space adjacent to Guilty Pleasures Cupcake Bakery and Sola Salon Studios, across from McDonald’s.

Eggcellent Café will feature healthy, organic food for their breakfast and lunch offerings. Cage-free eggs will be a restaurant staple among entrees such as omelets, breakfast skillets and eggs Benedict. The restaurant will also offer avocado toast, pancakes and French toast, plus coffee, mimosas and Bloody Marys.

“Everything will be freshly made in-house,” stated Tim Halili, co-owner/operator of Eggcellent Cafe. “We don’t believe in frozen food and don’t even have a freezer in our restaurant kitchen. We’re very particular about every ingredient that goes into our menu items,” stated Halili.

Husband-and-wife team, Tim and Besa Halili, previously owned and operated Red Apple Family Restaurant in their hometown of Sullivan, IL, serving traditional American fare. The couple fell in love with the Peoria area and made the decision to relocate and start a new restaurant, taking the popular breakfast options from Red Apple Family Restaurant and making it the focus of Eggcellent Café.

“We are thrilled to bring another locally owned and operated business to The Levee District,” stated Sean Garrett, President of Acquisitions and Director of Community Relations for Cullinan Properties, Ltd. “Not only does Eggcellent Café add variety to The Levee District’s incredible lineup of dining options, it will also increase the breakfast offerings in the East Peoria area.”

Eggcellent Café will open at The Levee District this April.

About The Levee District

Owned and managed by Cullinan Properties, Ltd., The Levee District, encompasses over 86 acres that includes 650,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, as well as office, hotel and civic components. Co-anchors include Target, Costco, Ross Dress For Less and Ulta. Businesses adjacent to the property include: Holiday Inn & Suites and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Hometown Bank, Aldi and the Fondulac District Library. For more information, visit

About Cullinan Properties

Cullinan Properties, LTD. is a leading provider of real estate services specializing in commercial and mixed-use developments and acquisitions.  With offices in Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO, Cullinan Properties is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office, governmental and medical properties throughout the United States, including Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Georgia and Texas. For additional information about Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit


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