Sunday, February 3, 2013
Blot on the city's escutcheon will at last be erased with approval of final plan for Burleigh Triangle, but another much-debated measure – the right to keep chickens – is a far less sure thing.
When the Wauwatosa Common Council convenes Tuesday night, two loooooong-discussed propositions will finally move forward – or, perhaps, again be stopped in their tracks. In one case, approval is such a foregone conclusion the vote is really but a necessary formality. The council's nod will at last launch HSA Commercial Real Estate in its redevelopment of the Burleigh Triangle, something the city has been striving for over many years. Former Roundy's distribution center warehouses north of Burleigh Street and west of Highway 45 will become The Mayfair Collection retail center, including a Nordstrom Rack, Sak's Off Fifth, ULTA and Dick's Sporting Goods stores, among others. Restaurants are also being recruited for the development but none …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
During a year when politics often took our attention away from the business going on right around us, retail development in Wauwatosa went from next-to-nowhere to no-end-in-sight growth.
2012 may be remembered as the year retail business development in Wauwatosa started out in the doghouse and came out king of the hill. One year ago, the economic development gurus of Tosa were dismayed with the scope, the type and the timetables of new and proposed retail projects on the table and on the horizon. There were much higher hopes for bigger and bolder visions, such as UWM's Innovation Park technology research and development center – which just bore its first fruit Tuesday night. But now, the retail joy is overflowing, it is our city's shining beacon again, and that is thanks mostly to one magic name: Nordstrom. A year ago, a mere Nordstrom Rack clearance store was a bauble that had been dangled in front of Wauwatosa shoppers …
Friday, November 30, 2012
From humble beginnings, chain has gained a cachet for its overall quality and selection – yet sizing and fitting of its shoes remains a hallmark that has endeared it most of all.
When the developers of the coming Mayfair Collection in the Burleigh Triangle first hinted more than a year and a half ago that a Nordstrom Rack store would be a likely tenant, and more recently confirmed it, there was subdued excitement. "Nice to have the Nordstrom name here, finally," was the prevailing sentiment – "but wish it were a full-line Nordstrom store." After Thursday's announcement that Wauwatosa will, indeed, have its wish, a three-level Nordstrom department store at Mayfair Mall come late 2015, the enthusiasm of shoppers is nigh onto unbridled. "Very cool!" crowed Kim Wolff-Green on Wauwatosa Patch's Facebook page. Caley Clinton: "So. Excited." Beth Jaworski: "This is so fabulous! Woo hoo!" And from Carol Knuth: "Very …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sought-after department store will site its first Wisconsin store in Wauwatosa.
- Jim Price
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Seattle-based Nordstrom on Thursday announced plans to open its first full-line store in Wisconsin at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, the largest mixed-use shopping center in Wisconsin. The company plans to open an approximately 140,000-square-foot, three-level store by fall 2015. Nordstrom will join Macy's, Boston Store, Crate & Barrel, the Apple Store and other major names at Mayfair. The store will be a new structure attached to the mall along the southeast side, between Boston Store and the office center, said Mayfair general manager Steve Smith. "There is now an entrance there, which will be changed and widened inside the mall to accommodate Nordstrom," Smith said. "And, we'll be adding a parking structure roughly between it and Boston …