I'm not sure if the Southridge area has ever experienced as much excitement as it did this year. Patch has been there from project proposalsto ribbon cutting ceremonies.
Greendale's Walmart process started in 2010 when rumors surfaced that they had their eyes in the old U.S. Bowling Congress building. After several open houses, planning commission meetings and board meetings, Walmart was approved by the Village of Greendale in summer 2011.
Walmart construction started and ended in 2012.
Southridge Mall Renovations
Not only did the mall go through a $52 million renovation with the help of a $16 million TIF District, but other stores within the mall jumped on the remodeling bandwagon.
Boston Store celebrated the completion of its $8.5 million renovation back in August. The Village of Greendale created the third TIF district of $3 million to help fund the renovation.
Other stores that have renovated inside the mall include Kohls, Buddy Squirrel, Rue 21, Maurice's, Wet Seal , Vanity, Kay Jeweler's and Buckle.
New Southridge Stores, Including Macy's
Excitement brewed in and of Greendale when news broke that Macy's was opening a store in Southridge Mall. After months of anticipation the store finally celebrated its opening in March.
Other store openings in the mall include H&M, Bachrach, Body Central, Crazy 8, Justice for Girls, Teavana and Tilly's.
Store openings to look out for include the re-opening of Old Navy, LOFT, Chico's and Journey Kidz.
New 76th Street Businesses
New businesses coming to 76th Street Corridor include several restaurants and a show store.
Panda Express opened its doors this month. Construction on a future Longhorn Steakhouse, next to Panda Express, has started and is due to be completed Spring 2013.
This is the Village's fist TIF district.
Chick-Fil-A has been approved by the Village of Greendale and will open in an outlot in front of Walmart in summer 2013.
Southridge Mall recently announced that Buca di Beppo will be joining its tenant mix near Macy's.
Date of completion is not known yet.