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QUE-TOWN BAR-B-QUE OPENS AT QUINCY MALL AS SECOND CULLINAN KICKSTART TENANT
(Peoria, IL – May 15, 2018) – Que-Town Bar-B-Que, located at Quincy Mall, fired up its smokers, opening last week. A locally sourced barbeque restaurant, Que-Town Bar-B-Que is the second small business to open at Quincy Mall through the Cullinan Kickstart program. It is located in the 5,300 square foot space between Kay Jewelers and The Children’s Place.
Que-Town Bar-B-Que features “real food, cooked real slow, with real wood” says owner David French. Menu items include ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and chicken along with a variety of sauces and sides. The meats are slow cooked for up to 16 hours in state-of-the-art smokers and everything is made from scratch daily.
The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and includes a bar area and stage for live music. The majority of the space is black and white, with pops of color coming from the food and the restaurant’s patrons.
“I owe this restaurant to my family and my friend, Jason” said French. “He asked me to participate in a BBQ competition at a local church. I had a $20 grill and knew I wasn’t going to win any competitions with that. I started looking into competition grills, and that’s where my passion started. Here I am now, living my dream with my own bar-b-que restaurant and Cullinan’s Kickstart program helped make that a reality.”
“Que-Town Bar-B-Que is an excellent dining addition to Quincy Mall,” said Mike Jenkins, Property Manager for Quincy Mall. “We are thrilled that the combination of the Kickstart program and Dave’s dedication were able to create this delicious spot for bar-b-que lovers.”
The Cullinan Kickstart program was created in June 2017 to help local entrepreneurs and small businesses overcome many of the start-up challenges involved in opening a new business. The program offers a variety of lease and financing options specifically tailored to the needs of each qualifying business locating at Quincy Mall.
“Que-Town Bar-B-Que is a great testament to the purpose of the Cullinan Kickstart program,” said Sean Garrett, President of Acquisitions and Director of Community Relations for Cullinan Properties. “The program provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to pursue their dreams and find greater success than they might on their own. We look forward to introducing more small businesses to Quincy Mall through this program.”
About Quincy Mall
Owned and managed by Cullinan Properties, Ltd., Quincy Mall is a destination regional mall in the heart of a 60-mile trade area, anchored by Bergner’s, Sears, Slumberland and AMC Theaters. In addition to a diverse shopping experience, Quincy Mall hosts an impressive line-up of events each year that add to their guests’ shopping experience. For more information, visit ShopQuincyMall.com.
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, Texas and Kansas. For additional information about Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit CullinanProperties.com.
About Cullinan Kickstart
Cullinan Kickstart is a small business financing program aimed at attracting new or expanding area businesses to Quincy Mall. Created by Cullinan Properties, Ltd., the program offers local entrepreneurs and small businesses a variety of lease and financing options specifically tailored to the needs of each qualifying business. In addition to financial assistance, Cullinan Properties will also provide ongoing guidance from a retail leasing expert, marketing support, and construction management consulting to businesses admitted into the program. For more information, visit ShopQuincyMall.com under Information or contact Mike Jenkins at (217) 641-9203.