News & Press - retail

HomeGoods Coming to Portage, MI

The Hinman Company is pleased to announce that HomeGoods, Inc., a home furnishings retailer, is coming to Portage, Michigan as a tenant at the Westnedge@Kilgore shopping center. HomeGoods will be joining Earth Fare and Southern Michigan Bank & Trust as tenants at the shopping center. Hinman will construct a new, 19,000 square-foot retail store for HomeGoods at 5050 S. Westnedge located immediately adjacent to Earth Fare.…


Ichimi Sushi Now Open in Capital Shoppes

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Hinman is pleased to announce the opening of Ichimi Sushi in Capital Shoppes.  Having officially opened on December 7th of 2015, Ichimi Sushi has already established a few regular customers who have been returning multiple times a week. Jongman Kim, owner of Ichimi Sushi, prides himself on using high-quality ingredients while keeping prices reasonable in order to ensure a great experience for all customers.  The…


From Earth Fare to Hilton Homewood Suites, development brisk on Westnedge corridor

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As the retail economy in Portage continues to expand retailers are looking for ways to enter the market. “Currently, there are more retailers looking to enter our market than there are  good options available,” says Cole Rathbun, Marketing and Leasing Associate for Hinman Co. One of the places they are finding options is on the Westnedge Avenue retail corridor from Kilgore Road to I-94. The…


Hinman attracts supermarket for natural, organic food

By December Portage will be the home for Earth Fare, a supermarket of natural and organic food. The first Michigan store for the retailer that started in 1975 in Asheville, N.C., has locations across the Midwest and Southeast and calls itself “The Healthy Supermarket” will open in a new shopping center at the southwest corner of Kilgore Road and Westnedge Avenue, near Lowe’s. Earth Fare…


Hinman Redevelops Former Battle Creek Furniture Row Building

5475 Beckley Road, now known as Minges Shoppes, has been given a facelift by the Hinman Company. This is one of four Battle Creek buildings that have been given a major overhaul in the past three years by Hinman. The former Furniture Row building, located at the corner of Beckley Road and Riverside Drive, sat vacant for years before it was eventually purchased by Hinman…


Hinman/Kerr Announce acquisition & Redevelopment of Former Wal-Mart in Frenchtown Township (Monroe), MI

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Hinman Company and Kerr Real Estate announce the acquisition of the former 131,000 square foot Wal-Mart store in Frenchtown Township (Monroe), Michigan. Rich MacDonald, COO of The Hinman Company, said, “The acquisition represents the first of a planned and important growth strategy for our company, capitalizing on the inherent value of under-utilized existing property vs. the replacement cost of new development.”…