- The New Berlin property that once housed Sportsman’s
Warehouse will soon be home to a new Dunham’s Sports
facility, located next to Target, Michael’s, and
OfficeMax on Moorland Road, north of Interstate 43, has
sat vacant for six years after Sportsman’s Warehouse
shut its doors in 2009. Dunham’s will open at that
location on Oct. 15, according to a representative for
Moorland Commons, the shopping center
that contains this real estate as well as that of
Michael’s and OfficeMax, was foreclosed in 2012, then
auctioned online in Oct. 2014.
The 16 1/2-acre property was sold to
Sundown Capital LLC, based out of McFarland, Wis., for
over $10 million on Dec. 16, 2014, according to state
Sportsman’s Warehouse occupied the
easternmost building in Moorland Commons - Dunham’s new
location - for five years, according to planning
commission documents from the city of New Berlin, before
the national retailer announced it would liquidate 23 of
its stores across the country.
In April 2015, real estate providers Lee
& Associates finalized a lease for Dunham’s Sports to
lease the more than 48,700 square foot space.
New Berlin Mayor Dave Ament said it is
great to know that the long-vacant store will soon be
filled with customers and merchandise.
“We’re obviously excited to see something
going into that area,” he said. “It’s a good fit, and
another good anchor store.”
He added that the chain will provide a
needed boost to the Moorland Commons space.
“Dunham’s will be there for the long haul
... it’ll do well there,” he said. “It’ll help that
whole Moorland Commons area, bring some life into it.”
Dunham’s also operates a branch on 108th
Street in West Allis.