My wife came home from the recently renovated Walmart on Capitol Drive the other day and raved about it. She said it was (obviously) much larger but more intuitive from a design and layout standpoint. All in all, the remodel provided a better shopping experience. And that's really what we all want.
I haven't been to this Walmart yet, but its recent remodel made me think of other big name retailers and entities that need make overs in the greater Milwaukee area.
Allow me to provide the following suggestions.
East Side McDonald's
The McDonald's at 1614 E. North Ave. is seemingly always busy. Its drive-through traffic often extends into the street. Yet, inside and out, this Mickey D's is still caught in the '80s with its non updated looks, small ordering area and rest rooms that could use a makeover. I know many of the area McDonald's are getting the new corporate look, and this one should be added to that list today.
Pick 'N Save on Oakland Avenue
I've said many times how much I love Metro Market, but this Roundy's location needs to be ripped up and remade. It's too small, outdated and maybe it's just me but I can't find anything here. I'm not a regular, and only have been in the store a few times, but I'm truly hoping that a Metro Market type makeover is in the works at this Shorewood stop.
Starbucks at Red Arrow Park
Starbucks, like McDonald's, is remaking many of its stores. I really like the Red Arrow location and its creative public-private position, but I'm never really comfortable sitting inside of it. It's a bit hampered by its size, and I think a remodel of the sitting areas and better use of the outside areas could really make this location even more appealing than it already is.
Your thoughts on the above, and other big retailers or restaurants that need design makeovers? Use the talkbacks or Facebook comments now.
Hinestly the remodeled walmart on capitol dr looks a bit different from the old one but there are really no huge changes on the exterior look. Its just a different color of masonry blocks. No color or glass to the building at all. Only two entries are made of glass and thats it. So not 21st century look. They need to look at their competitors in europe and asia and see how huge and beautiful their stores look inside and out.
1 comment about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Jeff Sherman
Published Oct. 17, 2016
Just in time for the approaching holiday season, Milwaukee-based Small Shops United has partnered with Hunger Task Force to promote its 2017 Exclusive Gift Pack. And since it's Dining Month here at OnMilwaukee, I thought I'd tell you a bit more.
Published Oct. 13, 2016
The savings and financial app world has plenty of room to grow, and Milwaukee-based startup Milo wants to make change happen with its soon to be released app. I caught up with one of the co-founders recently to find out more about Milo.
Published Oct. 12, 2016
This weekend, The Arts Page, with host Sandy Maxx, tells the story of Locamoji and shows how our team spearheaded by creative director Jason McDowell designs, develops and deploys the Locamojis. The episode is called "arts in a flash."
Published Oct. 1, 2016
Sojourner has partnered with MilwaukeeHome to create special edition, purple MilwaukeeHome T-shirts to help raise awareness about domestic violence and its impact on our community.
Published Sept. 29, 2016
Beginning today, all 125 McDonald's restaurants in Southeastern Wisconsin have expanded All Day Breakfast menu items to include McGriddles and Biscuit breakfast sandwiches.
Published Sept. 15, 2016
We are Marquette! U-rah-rah! Wisconsin! It's really no surprise that both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison rank in the top 20 for "colleges with the most school spirit."
Published Sept. 8, 2016
This weekend and next week you'll have the chance to casually explore the custom fit clothing world of J. Hilburn as the brand brings its fashions to Milwaukee via the #JHFitTour at three local destinations.
Published Sept. 2, 2016
The Milwaukee Public Market will encourage people to "pet their whistle" as it helps raise money for the Wisconsin Humane Society this weekend.
Published Sept. 1, 2016
Milwaukee visionary and philanthropist, Michael Cudahy, has lost his swans and needs help locating them.
Published Aug. 29, 2016
This story isn't new, but I just heard about it. And it actually never mentions a "Milwaukee" chicken - but the chicken in question just happens to be Milwaukee native and current Milwaukee Brewers skipper, Craig Counsell.