The developers planning to build two new buildings in the center of Barrington are sharing an update on the project’s progress and the prospective tenants they’re working hard to recruit.
The buildings are planned for the vacant lot on the southwest corner of Hough and Main Streets, offering approximately 22,000 square feet of first floor retail space, including restaurants, and up to 30,000 square feet of second and third story office space.
Building 1 is a one-story, 6,000 square-foot retail building (just west of M.J. Miller Jewelers). Buildings 2N and 2S (on the Hough/Main corner) are up to three-story buildings that connect on the office floors by a pedestrian walkway from the corner of the parking lot. The site will also provide over 150 parking spaces.
But the developers say it’s the site’s location that ultimately sold them on pursuing this project.
“We think this is an area that has tremendous purchasing power and has all the attributes that a retailer would want in terms of good traffic and strong demographics. If you look at a 15 minute drive time around this site, there are a lot of homes and a lot of people who we believe come into town to eat and to shop and we can further increase those numbers if the right offering is here.”
We recently caught up with two of the guys behind the development to learn the status of the project and find out what kind of stores, restaurants and office tenants they’re working to put in the space….…