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New Tenants Announced at East Peoria Downtown Development

(Peoria, IL, October 19, 2012) – The momentum continues at the East Peoria Downtown development as three new tenants announce their plans to join the East Peoria retail market.

Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, has announced plans to open at East Peoria Downtown. Ross shoppers will discover first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. Ross has over 1,000 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and will occupy 25,000 square feet as one of East Peoria Downtown’s key junior anchors.

Joining Ross at the mixed-use center will be Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., occupying a 4,001 square foot space. Red Robin, America’s Gourmet Burger Expert, was founded in 1969 in Seattle, Washington, and has more than 460 locations in North America. Diners can expect to find more than two dozen signature burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries®, in addition to a variety of salads, sandwiches, entrees, and soups.

Additionally, the Heartland Dental Care affiliated practice, name to be determined, has decided to make its home in a 2,700 square foot space at East Peoria Downtown. “Heartland Dental Care affiliates operate in 19 states with more than 375 locations, employing over 3,000 team members and more than 400 affiliated dentists,” states Lee Wolfson, Vice President of Leasing for Cullinan Properties. “Heartland Dental Care’s affiliates’ commitment to providing the highest quality dental care experience, while providing exceptional careers for their team members, makes this future full- service, state-of-the-art family dental office a great fit for the community of East Peoria.”

These three tenants join an already impressive list of retailers including Target, Costco, ULTA Beauty, and Gordman’s. The East Peoria Downtown Center is scheduled to open to shoppers this upcoming March. In addition, the new expanded downtown district will be home to a new 137-room Holiday Inn and Conference center, the new 32,000 sq ft Fondulac District Library, and the 3-story 54,000 sq ft Hometown Community Bank, plus many more exciting retail announcements to come in the months ahead.

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. In addition to the East Peoria Downtown project, Cullinan is also developing the Austin VA Clinic in Austin, TX and Streets of St. Charles in St. Charles, MO. For more information on the East Peoria Downtown project, visit For additional information on Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit

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