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Bar-S Leases Woodridge Warehouse as Midwest Hub

Bar-S, a Sigma brand, signed a 47,539-square-foot lease at Prologis’ 130,000-square-foot warehouse/distribution facility located at 2141 Internationale Pkwy. in Woodridge, IL. The new location will serve as the company’s Midwest distribution center, effective Oct. 1. 

Cresa’s Jay Cook represented the international food conglomerate in leasing negotiations. Bar-S is currently operating out of a sublease at a LaGROU warehouse location at 35th and Pulaski on Chicago’s South Side. 

“Food-based tenants tend to be viewed very favorably by owners/landlords,” said Cook. “Despite their unique needs, these are users whose business is always active – in good economic times and bad.” 

Upon move-in later this year, Bar-S will install a 15,000-square-foot cooler and convert five of the docks to create a cold chain dock. The company is self-funding the above-standard tenant improvements that will transform the space from a dry to food-grade temperature-controlled building. 

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