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Big Lots Opening Retail Store in Menomonee Falls

The closeout retailer hopes to open before Christmas in the North Pointe Centre across from Menomonee Falls High School. Jo-Ann Fabrics will also relocate into the same shopping center by spring 2013.

If you’ve driven past the North Pointe Centre across from Menomonee Falls High School over the past few weeks you’ve probably noticed there’s been construction activity inside the former Pick’n Save location.

Work crews are currently conducting a full-scale build out to accommodate spaces for Big Lots and , which will both occupy the center by the beginning of 2013.

Big Lots will open its doors inside North Pointe before the Christmas shopping season. Big Lots currently operates two stores in Milwaukee and one store in West Allis. The company is the nation’s largest brand-name closeout retailer and operates more than 1,400 stores in 48 states. The store sells a variety of products including clothing, furniture, housewares, gifts, and groceries.

a little later, however. The fabric and craft store plans to move from its current location in Falls, N84W1560 Appleton Ave., into the North Pointe Centre by spring of 2013.

For roughly two years - since the opened across the street - the shopping center has been home to one of the larger vacancies in Falls. CBRE Commercial Real Estate representative Sandy Golden said the new additions are welcome businesses on Northpoint Drive.

“We’re very excited about these two tenants for the shopping center,” Golden said. “This should be exciting for the community and exciting for the smaller businesses that are in that shopping center. They will generate a lot of vehicle and foot traffic for that side of town.”

The North Pointe Centre is currently home to several smaller retailers including Cost Cutters, , , and a . 

Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 10, 2012 at 09:52 PM
There goes the neighborhood. Should have had this on Main St so they could all be in a row.
Boatnurd September 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM
I would have thought this was a prime location for a sporting goods store such as a Dunhams or something in the midrange level. Menomonee Falls does not have this choice today. Big Lots? Hmmmm, better than a Salvation Army store. We need to be mindful of how many low end retailers we have in the Falls.
jim wollmer September 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
You've got be kidding. Low end retailers?????? What kind of foolishness is that?
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 11, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Not foolish at all. The Falls is becoming a magnet to the hood. How come Brookfield doesn't have such trash? High-end commercial developing. We tried that here though. It's called a Radisson.
jesse golombowski September 11, 2012 at 01:15 AM
when & where r they hiring? :)
Mani September 11, 2012 at 04:44 AM
One thing I love about the Falls is its small businesses, things are changing.
Lisa Mackey September 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Big Lots is a store full of stuff that no one wanted to buy somewhere else, so they sell it to Big Lots. I do wish something a bit nicer would have come to that space. It will be nice to have JoAnn Fabrics move to a better space.
Menoparent September 11, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I think Milwaukee County should run a bus route out to Appleton Avenue. Bet you Tea Partier 1 percenters want a be's would love that!
atthec44 September 11, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Why should the taxpayers in Milwaukee county be on the hook for bus service outside of their county?
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) September 11, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Actually they already do have bus stops, and even though I'm not with the Tea Party, any sensible person knows what trash comes from the east to visit our low-end retailers.
Layton September 11, 2012 at 09:16 PM
An empty building is better than a "low end" retailer? Jo Ann Fabric is a "low end" retailer? Have you ever seen their mega store in Brookfield?
atthec44 September 11, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Mc Roy - Stimulus dollars did not pay for those vans.
atthec44 September 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Sorry Mc Roy, YOU'RE mistaken. Try reading the more recent article from the Journal Sentinel published on 8/29/2012. "Initially, the county intended to use federal stimulus funds from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the purchase, but those funds were never drawn on." Next time, make sure you're properly informed before you make a false statement for the whole world to see.
atthec44 September 12, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Mc Roy – You’re comment is so poorly written, I can only guess at what you’re trying to say. It sounds like you’re questioning why the information in Laurel Walkers articles changed between October 2011 and August 2012. My assumption is that over the course of those 8 months is that the facts of the story changed. According to the article you’re reading, Waukesha County initially bought the vans in early 2011 and planned on using stimulus dollars to pay for them. According to the more recent article I quoted for you, Waukesha County ended up not drawing from the stimulus funds to pay for the vans. Is that still difficult to understand? The second part of your comment sounds like you’re criticizing Waukesha County elected officials for using local tax money instead of federal tax money to pay for the vans that never got used. What difference does it make if it was local, state or federal tax dollars that were spent? Either way, tax dollars were wasted.
atthec44 September 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I’m not sure if it’s true but I read somewhere that over 90% of Waukesha county residents own their own car. This spending was ridiculous no matter what the source of funding was, glad we agree on that.
Kristin November 12, 2012 at 02:28 AM
I am so disappointed to hear this. We live just a few blocks away and our property value will now decrease!!!! Horrible!
Scott February 27, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Take a stand back and realize what you people are saying!! When is the last time you've stepped foot in a. Big lots store. Big lots has came a long way Let's give them a chance and support them.
MR. anonymously anonymous March 12, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Nuitari - you disgust me with your comments. "Hood" "Trash" Nice to see how you speak of your fellow human beings. I always say, "You can learn a lot about someone's character by how they treat and speak of others."
MR. anonymously anonymous March 12, 2013 at 03:45 PM
I'm happy to say that I live in the Falls and I'm excited about this Big Lots. The only people who are trash are those who think their crap doesn't stink, like they are above all else. Welcome all you Milwaukee people and happy shopping!
Mequon Resident March 12, 2013 at 09:26 PM
I am super excited that there will be a Big Lots closer to me....I drive from Mequon to West Allis to shop at their Big Lots Store.....Cannot wait for grand opening !! Great Idea....great location !
Mequon Resident March 12, 2013 at 09:35 PM
and as for all you STEREO type people who are against it.........i bet you shop Dollar Tree :) Have some respect for those who cannot afford to shop high end stores couse they just dont have it like you!!!! it totally discusts me that there are people out there that behave like that. My husband and i are middle class and live in an upscale Mequon sub devision and we will shop where we can save more being that we have 9 children from ages 13-26 and 3 grandchildren.
april phelps April 07, 2013 at 12:31 AM
I LOVE BIG LOT"S and no offense but up scale or not you really should learn how to spell lol ..
april phelps April 07, 2013 at 12:38 AM
you are ALL acting like pure snobby asshole's big lot's is a nice store I am comfortable with money and I would NEVER EVER TALK LIKE YOU PEOPLE so angry with your live's you have nothing better to do or say ... wow I live and love menonomee fall's and I googled when the grand opening was just to come to this and all YOU rude inconciderate people saying such mean thing's my GOD .. are you serious ?????
Easy Going April 07, 2013 at 02:39 AM
It's the nature of the internet, April. I share your frustration at both what and how some people decide to express themselves. I guess the "comfort" in it is that this is the price of a free society, and that means we pay the price of that freedom in ways large and small. People feel that, uninformed or misinformed as they may be, if they state an opinion loudly enough or repeat it sufficiently that it will somehow be transformed from "spew" to fact...
april phelps April 07, 2013 at 04:03 AM
Thank you easy going glad to know that someone out there still has a heart as I do :)
Easy Going April 07, 2013 at 01:50 PM
I suspect, April, that more people do have them than might be apparent. Perhaps it's a matter of not enough easy going people taking the time to add a comment, and potentially balance, to sites such as this one. And by the way, you're welcome...
Nancy April 27, 2013 at 01:52 PM
I am so excited about Big Lot's coming to the Falls and on this end of town. I am so tired of driving across town for everything. Thank you Big Lot's

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