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Wilmette Commons Transformation

When Cycle Bar opens its doors at Wilmette Commons in early November, it will mark one of the final steps in transforming what once was a traditional neighborhood center into one that today is focused on health, wellness, and beauty. The recent execution of a lease with a new dental office brings the center to 100% occupancy.

Next acquired the approximately 35,000-square-foot neighborhood center in 2003. At the time of acquisition, the occupancy of the center was not nearly as concentrated in any one segment as it is today.

The transformation of the center’s tenancy to health, wellness and beauty was a more organic than targeted effort. Success breeds success, and in the case of Wilmette Commons, as the transformation was taking shape, more health and wellness providers were drawn to the center.

The tenancy at Wilmette Commons characterizes the ongoing persistence of the med-tail trend.  Of the fourteen spaces at Wilmette Commons, eleven are in the health, wellness, and beauty categories.

Among the notable tenants that contributed to the transformation of Wilmette Commons include health and wellness tenants such as:


    • OsteoStrong­®, a medical/healthcare related business that offers Osteogenic Loading, joined the center’s tenant mix in 2018. OsteoStrong® helps strengthen the foundation of the body, more specifically, the skeletal system.


    • SalonFusion, a tenant of the center since 2005, became a real success story when it nearly tripled in size. Ten years after signing its first lease, Salon Fusion expanded its business, and leased more space at the center.


    • ATI is a comprehensive physical therapy center.


    • Reavy Fitness is a private gym offering personal training and other services.


    • CycleBar is an indoor cycling fitness center that offers personal instruction, classes, and advanced cycling experiences.


    • Women’s Life Center is a women’s health and wellness center that provides a variety of aesthetic surgery and medspa services.



    The center’s other long-term tenants include Chase Bank, Fuenfer Jewelers and Thai Inbox.

    Leasing at Wilmette Commons has been bolstered by an advantageous location in the highly desirable Wilmette, Skokie, trade area. Further, the property’s close proximity to Old Orchard Mall in Skokie and Edens Plaza in Wilmette has made it an attractive location.


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