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The Levee District Continues to Expand

(Peoria, IL, December 4, 2013) – Your to do list is about to get even shorter as The Levee District announces the addition of more retail and restaurant tenants in the spring of 2014. Whether you are looking to update your wardrobe, stock the fridge, buy that special gift, fit the entire family for new shoes, update your manicure or grab something new and different for dinner, The Levee District’s expanded offering makes all of this possible in one stop. No doubt you have noticed the construction at East Peoria’s new downtown and wondered what could be joining the dynamic lineup already in place.

Construction is well underway on 10,400 sq. ft. of space next to Gordmans to be occupied by Shoe Dept Encore, a new concept to the greater Peoria area. Parent company, Shoe Show, Inc., opened the Shoe Dept Encore division in 2008 to serve a broader range of customers by offering a wider variety of shoes and price points. The first Shoe Show opened 53 years ago and has expanded to employ over 9500 people in 38 states. The Shoe Show division carries its own popular-price brands as well as Eastland, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Hush Puppies, Rocky Boots, K Swiss, Reebok, Nike, Keds and many others.

Shoe Dept Encore is anticipated to open at The Levee District in early spring 2014. More information about Shoe Dept Encore can be found at

Lane Bryant®, the nation’s leading women’s curvy apparel retailer, will occupy 5,000 sq. ft. of space on the other side of Gordmans. Site construction is in progress with an anticipated late spring 2014 opening in time for spring fashion and the upcoming summer season. The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to casual apparel as well as accessories, footwear, hosiery and Cacique® intimate apparel. Lane Bryant operates over 800 full-line and outlet stores in 48 states nationwide. Visit and for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.

Diva Nails will soon join GNC and Jersey Mike’s in the multi-tenant building on W. Washington Street. Diva Nails will occupy 1,135 sq. ft. of space adjacent to GNC and offer a variety of salon and spa services to the public. This will be the second location in the Peoria area for the owners of Diva Nails.

McDonald’s will open a new location on Spinder Drive during the summer of 2014. The restaurant will occupy 1.24 acres at the southeast corner of the center, just off of Camp Street providing convenient drive-thru access.

McDonald\’s is the world\’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 34,500 locations serving more than 69 million customers in more than 100 countries each day and employs 1.8 million people. More than 80% of McDonald\’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women. To learn more about the company, please visit: and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

The Levee District encompasses over 86 acres that when complete, will include 500,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, as well as office, hotel and civic components. For more information, visit

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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