Grand Avenue Mall gets three more stores
The Shops of Grand Avenue has added three new local pop-up stores to its business lineup.
Sports World, a sports memorabilia and apparel store; Cream City Soap Company, which sells handmade soaps, candles and body products; and Boss Chick Clothing, a plus-size and junior women's apparel shop, will all open by mid-October.
More information about the Shops of Grand Avenue and its new pop-up retailers is available online.
Is highlifeman correct in his assumption? Let's look at whats going in. How does the sports shop differentiate itself from fanfair? Is it the art in the window? Another one is Bella Baby which i am certain will attract shoppers in droves. There is an Art Gallery that went in and a Milwaukee Food Tour place. I am glad that these places might be receiving a break on store space but this by no means is going to bring in the shoppers. This is just filling store fronts which have been increasingly empty. I would agree with Brutl that the space is under utilized but I wonder if it can ever become something that it once was. A lot of stores are pulling out and nothing is going in. Shoppers use a lot of online shopping for their needs. One thing for sure is that parking should be free. Why would anyone pay $5 to browse empty stores? There is nothing in the mall that would justify paying for that. Most are people that work there and in the surrounding area (federal building). I would like to see more non-chain food shops set up on the third floor. That would get me to peak once and a while. As it stands the Grand Ave isn't a destination for anyone. They should take suggestions from the general populous
Grand Avenue is an AWESOME space that is very underutilized. The mall would be best used as an outlet mall. Get those outlet retailers in there and people would flock to Grand Avenue in droves.
BFD - all three will be closed by Summer.
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