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Mid-America Secures Aldi Lease for Livonia Redevelopment

The former site of a Chi-Chi’s in Livonia, MI will soon house an Aldi supermarket and a multi-tenant retail building. Mid-America Real Estate Michigan’s Jared Gell and Brad Rosenberg have secured a 22,100-square-foot Aldi lease on behalf of Center Management in the redevelopment of the now-vacant parcel at 29330 Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia.

The Chi-Chi’s restaurant closed in 2004, and was torn down in 2011. Numerous proposals to redevelop the 3.5-acre site came up in the years since the restaurant closed. Livonia’s city council approved plans for an Aldi and a separate 5,200-square-foot retail building this past April.

David Patrick Hesano with CBRE represented the tenant.

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