GENEVA, Ill., Aug. 3, 2017 -- The central common area of Geneva Commons is about to undergo a significant renovation that will offer upgraded amenities for visitors to the outdoor lifestyle shopping center. The area will be transformed into a park-like gathering green with comfortable seating, pergola, fireplace, sculptures and a life-size chessboard.
According to Cathy Charhut, property manager for Geneva Commons, construction will begin in late August. The 10-12 week project is expected to be complete in time for the holiday shopping season.
“Our goal is to provide an inviting area where friends can meet up, restaurant goers can relax after dinner, or visitors can overall enjoy an enhanced shopping experience,” she says.
A life-size chessboard will be one of the features in the enhanced central courtyard area of Geneva Commons
Pergolas, fireplace and comfortable seating will provide an inviting, park-like atmosphere for shoppers.
Renovations to the bell tower will include the addition of three digital screens to display promotions for tenants, shopping center and community events and outdoor movies.
Ms. Charhut says that the project will also potentially allow for additional activities, such as bag tournaments, outdoor fitness classes and movies on the lawn which will be projected on the new digital screen already installed, as well as enhanced holiday décor and more.
“Our annual summer concert series attracts thousands each year,” says Charhut, “so I think that providing additional entertainment aspects will hopefully bring more people from the community and be a wonderful addition to the City of Geneva overall.”
The architectural firm of Kimley Horn has been retained to design the project, with Mid-America Asset Management overseeing the construction.
Other enhancements to Geneva Commons include two new stores coming soon. According to Charhut, leases were recently signed with MAC Cosmetics and PANDORA Jewelry, both planning to open before the 2017 holiday shopping season.
Geneva Commons is located on Randall Road at Williamsburg Avenue in Geneva, Illinois. The premier lifestyle center serving the west suburban Chicago metropolitan area, it features a wide selection of stores and restaurants, including Crate & Barrel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Forever 21, Sephora, H&M, Williams-Sonoma, California Pizza Kitchen, Houlihan’s, Bar Louie, and over 70 specialty shops and dining options.
SOURCE Geneva Commons