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Culver’s Building New Restaurant in DeWitt

Michigan Business Network
September 15, 2021 2:00 PM

Colliers West Michigan helps secure national brand for site redevelopment

DEWITT, Mich. – The DeWitt area is getting a new option for casual fast food dining when a Culver’s, best known for its Butterburgers and frozen custard, opens next year.

Colliers Lansing team Shawn and Julie O’Brien worked with both the seller and Culver’s franchisees to get necessary approvals for redeveloping the site at Herbison Road and South US-27BR in DeWitt for the new restaurant. The space was formerly an L&L Foods.

“This is a very exciting development for the community of DeWitt, especially in an area bustling with activity and in need for redevelopment at this particular site,” said Shawn O’Brien, vice president with Colliers Lansing. “Colliers Lansing was honored to work with longtime clients to get this deal done and help facilitate the location of a delicious new restaurant in DeWitt.”

Franchisee Cory Chvala plans to open the restaurant in the first quarter of 2022. Chvala, who opened his first Culver’s in 2004, owns three other successful Culver’s locations in the Lansing area. Chvala had been eyeing another location in DeWitt for some time.

“We really like the community and the proximity to the business district,” Chvala said. “It’s one of the main thoroughfares people travel and has a lot of activity. We’re excited to be able to welcome local employees and customers to our new location.”

The site is near several other popular retailers and restaurants and has been being redeveloped for the last several years. The Looking Glass Child Development Center was constructed about four years ago as the first phase. Culver’s will be the second phase of the project, leaving 1.1 acres between the two uses for another retail use.

“Culver’s will make a great addition to the site and the DeWitt community,” said Kelly Preston, owner of the site. “We’re looking forward to the redevelopment and are confident it will help attract more retailers to the area.”

The new Culver’s location is currently hiring for management for the DeWitt location and accepting applications for team members. Chvala will hire about 70 people initially. For information on how to apply, visit Culver’s website.


About Colliers International
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 67 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership with significant insider ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. With annualized revenues of $3.0 billion ($3.3 billion including affiliates) and $40 billion of assets under management, we maximize the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people. Learn more at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

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