Local Organizations Move to Lincoln Square


Dubbed the “Mayor of the Mall” during one of May’s What’s in Your Square discussions, Marty Smith, Broker with Ramshaw Real Estate, was commended for his recent and ongoing success acquiring new, exciting tenants at Lincoln Square. While the new tenant buzz is strong, several current Lincoln Square organizations are also expanding and relocating within the space. And the train doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon! Smith is currently working through additional lease proposals and will have further introductions soon.

As of today, we are delighted to announce the following additions to Lincoln Square in Fall 2018:

The I.D.E.A. Store – doubling their retail space and moving into the former Art Mart space, the move will coincide with separation from The CU Schools Foundation and formation of its own, independent nonprofit. The Idea Store will remain at its current location (28 E. Springfield) until renovations are complete this Fall.
For more information on The Idea Store and its mission to provide our community with quality, reusable creative materials, visit their website here.

PASS Program – specializing in USMLE and COMLEX preparation, The PASS Program was created to provide “an environment in which a student felt no shame, no loss of pride, and no humiliation for the academic difficulties that he or she had suffered.” Dr. Francis Ihejirika, MD, Founder and CEO, started the program nearly 20 years ago in Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Francis and his team will be relocating from their current Moreland Blvd location and taking over 12,000 sq ft on the first floor, formerly occupied by Health Alliance Medical Plans. For more information on The PASS Program, please visit their website here.

Elliott Counseling Group – adding to their existing location in Champaign and relocating their Urbana campustown office, Elliott Counseling Group’s nearly 30 therapists will begin seeing clients at Lincoln Square in the Fall. Elliott Counseling Group works with all age groups and offers individuals, couples, and family therapy as well as group therapy. For more information about Elliott Counseling Group and their services, please visit their website here.

RACES – a community non-profit advocacy organization is relocating within Lincoln Square and adding additional space. “The mission of Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services is to challenge the rape culture and empower victims and survivors of sexual violence through advocacy, counseling, education, crisis intervention, and activism.” For more information or for resources for you or a loved one, visit their website here.

The former retail mall is headed in a new community epicenter direction and we couldn’t be more excited to see who and what else joins the dynamic space in its revival!
Stay tuned for more updates and tenant announcements as they are confirmed.

For questions or comments, please contact Lauren Ramshaw at [email protected].