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MOD Opens at Streets of St. Charles

(Peoria, IL, March 1, 2016) – Cullinan Properties, Ltd. announces the opening of MOD, a trendy women’s boutique, on March 3rd to the Streets of St. Charles located at Interstate 70 and South Fifth Street in St. Charles, Missouri. This marks the fourth location for MOD, the sister store of Marta’s in Ellisville.

MOD is owned by sisters Tania Rakel and Lauren Gaska, and their mother, Marta Gaska, who opened Marta’s nearly 30 years ago. The trio opened the first MOD in Edwardsville, Illinois in 2013 and went on to expand just six months later to O’Fallon, Missouri. In 2014, MOD opened a new shop adjacent to Marta’s in Ellisville. The boutique specializes in affordable fashion for women of all ages, and merchandise in all stores includes clothing, shoes and accessories. The MOD brand can be found at both the Marta\’s locations in Ladue and Ellisville. MOD is located on Beale Street, next to Picasso’s Coffee.

Co-owner Tania Rakel stated, \”We are very excited to have our next MOD location open at The Streets of St. Charles! This spot had great character and we decided to bring style to it with affordable fashion. The vibe of the shopping center is outstanding and a great place for shopping, dining and entertainment!\”

“The addition of MOD to Streets of St. Charles broadens visitors’ shopping experience at the property, providing them with yet another unique opportunity to find great fashion and accessories they might not see elsewhere.” said Kathleen Brill, Vice President, and Director of Leasing for Cullinan Properties. “After shopping, visitors can enjoy a massage, a great meal or cocktail at one of our restaurants, as well as a movie at AMC Theaters. Streets of St. Charles is an ideal destination for an afternoon or evening of shopping, dining and entertainment.”

About MOD

MOD specializes in trendy, fashion-forward apparel, accessories and shoes for women of all ages, making it accessible and affordable. A sister store to Marta’s, a boutique their mom, Marta Gaska opened nearly 30 years ago, MOD currently has three locations: Edwardsville, Illinois, O’Fallon, Missouri, and Ellisville, Missouri.

About the Streets of St. Charles

The Streets of St. Charles is a distinctive 27-acre mixed-use community with retail, dining, entertainment, hospitality, residential and office components. With a town-square design that creates a neighborhood atmosphere, the Streets of St. Charles is unique in the market and includes all the latest amenities for sophisticated living, casual and elegant dining, retail, modern offices, and entertainment. For more information on Streets of St. Charles, visit

About Cullinan Properties. Ltd

Cullinan Properties, Ltd., with offices in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL and St. Louis, MO, is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, residential, office and medical properties throughout the United States. For additional information on Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit

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