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Jones Lang LaSalle Secures 10,144-Square-Foot Space for Restaurant Concept Bar Louie to Bring Headquarters to Dallas Area


DALLAS, March 25, 2011 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced today that it recently secured 10,144 square feet of office space for BL Restaurant Operations LLC at Addison Park Place, located at 4550 Beltway in Addison, Texas. The company, which owns the award-winning Bar Louie restaurant concept, will move its corporate headquarters there on March 28, from Glenview, Ill.

Larry Toon and Rachel Brown with Jones Lang LaSalle represented Bar Louie. Mark Tharp with Harkinson Company represented the landlord, Addison Park, Ltd., and The Gibby Family Living Trust. In addition to office space, the location includes an open area that will house a custom-created test kitchen.

“We looked all over the Dallas area for space that aligns with Bar Louie’s company culture and can be converted to look and feel like one of their restaurants,” said Brown. “This property had the right characteristics, and its Addison location was an advantage because of its proximity to many restaurants that will accommodate their goal of expanding the brand throughout the Metroplex.”

Established in 1991 in Chicago, Bar Louie is a casually cool neighborhood restaurant and bar concept that specializes in oversized signature sandwiches and handcrafted specialty cocktails, along with an extensive selection of small and large plates. The success of its concept has allowed Bar Louie to grow organically to nearly 50 locations nationwide. Its aggressive expansion plan calls for 20 new locations open by the end of 2011, including up to 10 new franchise locations.

As Bar Louie’s exclusive real estate advisor, Jones Lang LaSalle has assembled a team of experts within its Corporate Retail Solutions practice to lead the execution of the company’s strategy, led by Greg Ferrante.

Awarded "Concept of Tomorrow" by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, Bar Louie features warm, upbeat surroundings with contemporary photography, mosaic tiling, wood-paneled walls, modern lighting and plasma televisions, making it a favorite gathering place for family and friends. 

“In coming months, we will be expanding in Texas and throughout the Southwest, as we seek opportunities to convert existing, well-located restaurants to the Bar Louie brand,” said Chris Devlin, Senior Vice President of New Business Development with BL Restaurant Operations LLC. “It made sense to bring our headquarters to the City of Addison in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is a great restaurant market, an excellent talent pool and is central to our aggressive expansion in the U.S.”
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle 

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 185 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $41 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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