Should the retailer, currently housed in Menomonee Falls, with nearly 70,000 employees (according to Fortune) and 1,097 stores in 49 states, have a presence in Wisconsin's largest city?
A store would seem like a good play, but since many of its employees live in and around greater Downtown ‚Äď why not build a satellite Kohl's campus or a full office park in Downtown Milwaukee?
Just look at the careers site, it sure seems like the company loves Downtown and Milwaukee. ¬†Kohl's has a photo studio in the city and a design office in NYC, so a more urban location for its brand would seem to fit.
But where would Kohl's build?
Thoughts on a location for Downtown Kohl's corporate office? Use the talkback feature.
Two choices (1) A central location near the new Radisson Hotel that just opened on North 45 and Hwy 74 West in Menomonee Falls with tons of vacant land near and parking just off expressway (2) The Cousins Center land would be one great spot. Kohl has the money for either site.
A central location at Hwy74 and 45 North in Menomonee Falls next to expressway, a new Radisson hotel just opened and tons of vacant land and tons of parking along 74 West that does not have to be cleared or the Cousins Center on Lake Drive would be great. Kohl's could afford either site.
There is a seemingly perfectly good, completely empty building on 4th and Michigan, across from Zeidler Park, kidde corner from Boston Store. I also think that there is an attached parking garage. Kohls could have all the office space they need and probably enough to carry them into the future. Then all of the stores in the Plankinton portion of Grand Avenue could be relocated to the west, and Kohls could build a beautiful store in the Plankinton space. This would be a blessing to the downtown tax base AND the struggling mall.
Sadly, it is none of the ideas are going to happen. Kohls has already decided that they won't move downtown. The city couldn't entice them. If you want proof, check out Barret's reaction at the latest community forum at MULS. I've never seen the mayor that uncomfortable.
Show me the other 9 Talkbacks
14 comments 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 April 22, 2017
Jabari Parker isn't playing with his teammates in the NBA Playoffs, but he is thinking about his team, his friends and his city. On The Player's Tribune yesterday, Parker toasts our city calling it the place where he wants to "raise my own family."
Published April 18, 2017
The Women in Travel Summit '17 will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel from April 21 to 23 in Downtown Milwaukee. WITS is the creation of Wanderful, an international community and online resource for women who travel. Win tickets and more now.
Published April 11, 2017
It's teed up to be one of the best shows this year, and judging from the buzz, reviews and what I'm hearing from FM 106's Kerry Wolfe - Eric Church's "Holdin' My Own Tour" - that rolls into the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday night - will rock Milwaukee's Good Friday night with nearly 40 tunes and 3+ hours of music.
Published April 5, 2017
As his company prepares to open two new locations, Darren Horndasch, Wisconsin Vision CEO, talks glasses, screen time, daily wear contacts and more.
Published March 18, 2017
I'm again calling for the creation of a new, Lake Michigan Milwaukee fountain. Milwaukee means water, and what better way to showcase our connections to fresh water than a giant fountain in Lake Michigan.
Published Feb. 19, 2017
Milwaukee's made yet another list: Thrillist Travel's "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To." Published today, the list highlights 16 "underappreciated cities" that are "all dark-horse candidates to help you author your best move ever."
Published Feb. 13, 2017
Lists are lists, but we should all be proud to share a new one from Inc., "3 Unexpected Places That Are Actually Amazing for Startups." Because, you guessed it, Milwaukee's on it.
Published Feb. 8, 2017
The annual U.S. News & World Report city rankings are out, and Milwaukee leaped up 25 spots in just one year, from 72 in 2016 to 47 this year - placing just ahead of Kansas City and behind Honolulu.
Published Feb. 7, 2017
Basketball legend-turned-author and political activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is coming back to Milwaukee on March 2 to give a speech and take questions at The Milwaukee Theatre.
Published Feb. 6, 2017
It's media. It's all media. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Rex, Twitter, LinkedIn, whatever platforms you use - you use them to read, interact, live, shop and make your life happen.