The former Sears store location on East Michigan Avenue near the Frandor Shopping Center will be transformed into a mixed-use entertainment hub, named “ROECO”, the Gillespie Group announced Aug. 31.
Located at 3131 E. Michigan Ave., the Gillespie Group property has served as host to Sparrow Health System’s local site for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for the last two years.
Now, it will be turned into a multi-store hotspot with entertainment and dining options. Details like a timeline and amenities included are subject to change depending on partnerships, the group said.
“It’s an exciting time to be in Lansing, as we have met the challenges of the last few years with new projects and developments all over the city and region,” Pat Gillespie, president and CEO of Gillespie Group, said in a release. “We have incredible momentum, and this site is a great example of that.”
Prior to closing two years ago, the 14-acre, 200,000-square-foot site was home to a Sears for 66 years. The name “ROECO” was chosen to honor the history of Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Lansing. Gillespie Group has owned the property for 13 years.
The development firm is partnering with real estate group Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE) to begin marketing the property to vendors. According to a release, the ROECO is aimed to host entertainment, dining and housing.
“We look forward to bringing new and innovative retailers, restaurants, and entertainment concepts t …