Locating Mattoon Marketplace within the Mattoon/ Charleston, Illinois, market area resulted from a strategic decision on the part of Thompson Thrift Development. Recognizing a demand for additional retail space in these dynamic communities, the company acquired and redeveloped a closed Kmart. The property is positioned between a Walmart Supercenter and Home Depot and across from Cross County Mall, which is anchored by JC Penney. The building was redeveloped to accommodate approximately 58,000 square feet of retail space along with four outparcels. Mattoon Marketplace is now home to several national credit retailers and restaurants such as PetSmart, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dollar Tree, Cato, Hibbetts, and Aspen Dental.