Pier 1, Menís Wearhouse planned for Grafton
Stores part of the future Patriot Commons

By Melanie Boyung - News Graphic Staff

June 26, 2014

GRAFTON ó The Patriot Commons development planned for Grafton is taking a step forward, as tenants have been announced for the retail complex set to be built on Port Washington Road.

Planned for the land just north of Dickís Sporting Goods and west of Costco, Patriot Commons has been presented to the village board over the last six moths as a 25,000-square-foot retail complex which will house three retail spaces ranging from 5,300 to 10,400 square feet.

Information from the village of Grafton and the village planner this week reveals the tenants of those spaces will be Pier 1 Imports, Ulta Beauty and Menís Wearhouse.

The development property is owned by Rick Schmit, with The Redmond Co., based in Waukesha, hired for design and construction.

The property was annexed from the town of Grafton into the village in March at Schmitís request. The village also rezoned the property from suburban-density residential to commercial, allowing Schmit to create the retail development on Port Washington Road.

The original timeline presented for the project was for construction to begin this month, interior construction to begin in October and the building to be completed in December. Neither Schmit nor representatives from The Redmond Co. returned the News Graphicís calls for further information or comment on the project; information on whether the original timeline is still on track was not available.

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