More development planned at Schererville's Shops on Main

Shown are the Shops on Main in Schererville, one of the region's newest retail centers. 

Jonathan Miano, The Times

The first vacancies — Gordmans and Firehouse Subs — have opened up in Schererville's Shops on Main shopping center since construction began in 2013.

But two more waves of construction are planned at the new shopping center at Indianapolis Boulevard and Main Street, which is home to Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack, Pier 1 Imports and Tomato Bar.

Retail developer and manager Regency Centers said the 254,107-square-foot retail hub at the border of Schererville and Highland has eight vacancies totaling 76,851 square feet of available retail space, including 18,472 square feet that has not been built. 

There's also land available for outlot construction along Main Street directly across from the Target at the four-way intersection that leads into the neighboring Highland Grove shopping center just north of Shops on Main. Any development there potentially could be larger than the largest anchor store at Shops on Main, the now-vacant 50,134-square-foot former Gordmans big-box store, according to Regency Centers.

Regency Centers also is looking to build out another phase between the original back row of stores that includes Ross Dress for Less, DSW and Home Goods, and the new section to the south that include Nordstrom Rack, Talbots and Bentley's Pet Stuff. 

The future development will include four storefronts, ranging in size from 3,436 square feet to 7,475 square feet. Other spaces also are available for lease in the new section and the strip mall along Indianapolis Boulevard.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.