Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: IRC) today announced the grand opening of specialty grocer Whole Foods Market at Ravinia Plaza in Orland Park, Ill. One of the world’s largest retailers of natural and organic foods, Whole Foods Market signed a lease in early 2012 to occupy 27,370 square feet of space formerly leased to Borders.
Grand opening of Whole Foods Market at Ravinia Plaza in Orland Park, Ill. (Photo: Business Wire)“The new Whole Foods Market at Ravinia Plaza will provide area shoppers with the highest quality natural and organic foods available,” said Jeff Howard vice president and senior leasing representative for Inland Real Estate Corporation. “This is the first Whole Foods Market location in our portfolio, and we believe it is an ideal match for the existing mix of national and local retailers at Ravinia Plaza.” The grand opening celebration took place on November 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and featured a ribbon cutting with Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and chamber members. Local community members enjoyed live entertainment, giveaways and food samples from the store. Ravinia Plaza, located at 15150-15260 La Grange Road, is a 101,384-square-foot shopping center positioned in the heart of Orland Park’s busy retail market. Tenants at the center include Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Pier 1 Imports, Eva’s Bridal and James & Sons Jewelry. About Inland Real Estate Corporation Inland Real Estate Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates open-air neighborhood, community, power and lifestyle retail centers and single-tenant properties located primarily in the Midwestern United States. As of September 30, 2012, the Company owned interests in 150 investment properties, including 42 owned through its unconsolidated joint ventures, with aggregate leasable space of approximately 15 million square feet. Additional information on Inland Real Estate Corporation is available at www.inlandrealestate.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50465333&lang=en