Grafton Menís Wearhouse will be second in the county
Company confirms location in Mequon Pavilions

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

July 3, 2014

MEQUON ó It appears Ozaukee County soon will be home to two locations of the national Menís Wearhouse chain.

Developers last week announced that the menís clothing store would be among the three tenants in the 25,000-square-foot Patriot Commons shopping center in Grafton. It will be located north of the shopping center that houses Dickís Sporting Goods in Grafton.

The existing Menís Wearhouse location in Mequon is in flux. The store has been part of the Pavilions shopping center, 10984 N. Port Washington Road, for a number of years. It was announced over the winter that the store planned to move to another location in the same shopping center to accommodate a planned Marshalls store.

In addition to the Menís Wearhouse site, Marshalls also will occupy the space that previously housed Next Chapter Bookshop. The site has been vacant since the bookstore closed abruptly in September 2012.

The landlord for the Pavilions, Brixmor Property Group, said on Monday that Menís Wearhouse will continue to be a tenant.

ďI can confirm that we have a lease with Menís Wearhouse resulting in a new 9,000-square-foot location next to Legends of the Field,Ē said Kristen Moore, a Brixmor spokeswoman. ďThey will relocate from their current location within the center.Ē

Mequonís city planner, Kim Tollefson, said last week that she recently had conversations with Menís Wearhouse representatives about signage for the new location at the Pavilions.

The three retail spaces in the new Grafton shopping center will range in size from 5,300 square feet to 10,400 square feet. The other tenants will be Pier 1 and Ulta Beauty. Ulta has said it hopes to open in 2015. No other firm information about the opening was immediately available.

The Grafton development property is owned by Rick Schmit. The Waukesha-based Redmond Group is handling design and construction.

Menís Wearhouse has another location in the North Shore near the Bay Shore shopping center in Glendale.

Gary Achterberg can be reached at gachterberg@conleynet.com.