Fannie May, Two Bostons, Pizza Fusion to Open in Naperville's Springbrook Prairie Pavilion; New Center Nearly 100% Leased

Naperville, IL, --(PR.com)-- Fannie May Confections, Two Bostons Pet Boutique & Gourmet Bakery and Pizza Fusion all have made lease commitments to open locations in Naperville's new Springbrook Prairie Pavilion, it was announced today.

When they move into the new Springbrook Prairie Pavilion later this year, Fannie May, Two Bostons and Pizza Fusion will join Whole Foods Market, Road Runner Sports, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cost Plus World Market, Loehmann's and Noodles & Company, each of which has already opened new units in the center. Other new tenants opening this year include Nordstrom Rack, Bank of America, Chase Bank, Home Goods, Relax-the-Back and Charles Ifergan.

The 270,000 square foot Springbrook Prairie Pavilion on a 27 acre site at the northwest corner of 75th St. and Fort Hill Drive is being developed by Bond Companies along with its joint venture partner, MDC Properties of Hinsdale, IL. Bond has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Richmond, Va.

"The addition of Fannie May, Two Bostons and Pizza Fusion adds an impressive balance to the tenant mix at Springbrook Prairie Pavilion," said Robert J. Bond, President of Bond Companies. "We are excited that Springbrook Prairie will blend a cadre of independent, locally owned businesses and franchises new to the area, with some of the most nationally, if not internationally recognized brand names.

"Springbrook Prairie is destined to be more than just another typical suburban center," said Bond. "The diversity and quality of the tenant mix is just one example. Springbrook Prairie also differs in form and function as it features a design that assures the center blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding natural environs. In addition, there are many 'sustainable' features that contribute to the preservation of the environment -- and we are attracting tenants with similar concerns and commitments."

Springbrook Prairie Pavilion is the first development in Du Page County to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification as recognized by the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Fannie May will occupy 1,200 square in the new Springbrook Prairie Pavilion. Fannie May has offered a broad assortment of premium chocolate confections and food gifts, including its best-selling Trinidads, Mint Meltaways and Pixies along with other custom confection assortments and an expanding line of gourmet ice cream and frozen desserts for nearly 90 years. The company has 62 retail outlets in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin and plans to have 73 open by the end of the year. The Springbrook Prairie location will open in early November and will reflect Fannie May's new store design incorporating its signature red and white awning into a warm contemporary interior with dark woods and red walls.

The opening of its Springbrook Prairie Pavilion store will be the second location for Two Bostons, a pet boutique offering dogs, cats and their owners a variety of quality services and items. Two Bostons will offer collars, clothing, toys, food and more in its nearly 2,700 square foot location when it opens on or about November 1. Freshly baked treats and premium fashion merchandise from more than 400 vendors will be featured. In addition, the store will have the capacity to provide a wide selection of premium grain free-foods and environmentally sustainable merchandise as well as educational seminars for customers. This second location will have more than twice the space of the first Two Bostons, located at 232 Washington St. in Naperville.

Pizza Fusion will occupy 2.000 square feet when it opens its first Illinois location in the Springbrook Prairie Pavilion in November. Pizza Fusion, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., has more than 75 locations in 15 states which feature a diverse "organic" menu including gourmet pizza, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Furthermore, Pizza Fusion's health conscious alternatives for people with selective diets and food allergies also includes gluten-free pizza, brownies and beer. All Pizza Fusion locations are built to LEED certification standards, thus making its new location a wholesome fit for Springbrook Prairie.

Construction for Springbrook Prairie Pavilion began in June of 2007. The new center features a central plaza integrated into the design that adds a new retail lifestyle experience, including use for events, programs and other gatherings. Springbrook Prairie Pavilion also is designed as a pedestrian-friendly shopping center, with bike paths and sidewalks leading to the Du Page County Forest Preserve.

Bond Companies, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Richmond, Va., has been developing and financing award winning, economically sound, mixed-use environments and retail projects since 1987. The Company has a distinguished record of accomplishment in transforming properties -- be they ground-up construction or the renovation of existing structures -- into vibrant new communities offering a new generation of opportunities for those who live, work, study and / or simply visit these new centers of attraction. Bond Companies applies its innovative vision to integrate the differing demands of multi-family residences with retail stores and offices along with hospitality and accommodation facilities. All is done with the utmost concern for creating energy efficient, environmentally sustainable properties.

The LEED Silver Certification is awarded by the USGBC, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes design and construction practices that reduce the negative environmental impacts of buildings and thus improve occupant health and well-being. In the United States and in a number of other countries around the world, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.

The LEED "green" building rating system offers four certification levels for new construction -- Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum – that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

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