By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Sep 21, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Lowe's at Midtown Center in Milwaukee has closed.  The store, located near 60th St. and Fond du Lac Ave., employed 107 people.  Alderman Joe Davis, Sr., who represents the area has released a statement:

"Today, we learned that despite their best strategies and solid customer service, Lowe's at Midtown Center has been forced to close. In a statement to me, Steven Yee of Inland Western property management joins me in the hope that the space will be quickly filled with a new tenant. As owners and managers of a large portion of the shopping center, Inland Western continues to be a strong partner in helping this district thrive.

Lowe's representatives have expressed regret over closing the store at Midtown Center and I am thankful for the efforts of the company as it tried to sustain a business that generates a large portion of its profit from home, landscaping and remodeling work amid troubling times in these areas.

I am confident that space at Midtown Center will be filled with a thriving business promptly and am constantly pleased with how the area around the center continues to develop and sustain a vibrant shopping district. I am confident this progress will continue and though I am saddened Lowe's can no longer be our partner in this center, I must thank each proprietor in Midtown Center for their commitment to our residents and I welcome the next business to join the shopping district."

Lowe's has three other Milwaukee-area stores in Brown Deer, Wauwatosa and Franklin.  

Midtown Center  contains 459,337 square feet of development, now anchored by Wal-Mart, Pick 'n Save and AJ Wright.