The 196,000 square foot building, situated on an expansive 14-acre site located at 3131 E. Michigan Avenue will soon undergo a substantial renovation. It will breathe new life and energy into the site formerly home to Sears from 1954 - 2019. The site connects Lansing and East Lansing with incredible flexibility and potential to transform into a community destination. Gillespie Group, a real estate developer based in Lansing, MI, develops residential and commercial real estate experiences that infuse energy into a space, district, or community that owns and manages this site. With multiple opportunities for redevelopment, Gillespie Group welcomes all ideas for future uses and tenants.  

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The opportunities are truly endless for the future of this site; with valuable visibility, convenient access to US-127, located between  Big Ten University; Michigan State University, and the State Capitol and surrounded by multiple national retail users. These are all features contributing to the desirability to be part of the future of this location.

“We’ve had multiple meetings with site architects, site planners, and real estate brokers who understand the value and share the same excitement as our team on the potential for this site,” said Pat Gillespie, President of the Gillespie Group, who purchased the property in 2007. “Right now, I envision a mix of entertainment, retail, and experience-driven businesses to maximize the future of the site and complement the surrounding residents, students, businesses, and community as a whole. It’s all a clean slate.”

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  • Downtown Lansing 
  • Frandor Shopping Center includes national brands; Kroger, Panera Bread, Home Goods, World Market, TJ Maxx, Joanns, Ulta Beauty, Michaels, and more
  • MSU Campus - 50,000 students 
  • Downtown East Lansing 
  • Midtown Apartments - 66 apartments 
  • Red Cedar Development - 1300 beds 
  • Skyvue Apartments - 824 beds


Gillespie Group is ecstatic to begin the redevelopment of this extremely desirable site and welcomes you to join in the future of this site? If this site is of interest to you, please contact our Real Estate Coordinator, Megan Weber, at mweber@gillespie-group.com or visit our website


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