By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jun 12, 2012 at 9:11 AM

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 It's too small, outdated and maybe it's just me but I can't find anything here.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.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.