Construction workers are bustling at the Trader Joe's site in Brookfield — dressing the parking lot with trees and installing the signature interior that will make the current building shell into a grocery destination.
Though developers haven't set an opening date, Ryan Cos. Vice President of Development Tony Barranco said Monday they plan to open sometime in October.
Trader Joe's will accompany Target, PNC Bank, and other unannounced retailers in Underwood Crossing, a new 170,000-square-foot shopping center on West Bluemound Road at North 128th Street.
"We’re excited to have (Trader Joe's) join Underwood Crossing, and they’re going to be a dynamite addition to the Target there," Barranco said.
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The Brookfield site will be the second Trader Joe's location in the Milwaukee area, and third in the state. The grocery chain's expansion is happening nationwide, with Trader Joe's planning to open more than 30 new stores this year, according to Supermarket News.
"Being the second store in the Milwaukee area, we’re really happy it validates the quality of site and the City of Brookfield, to have that type of retailer," Barranco said.
on the Trader Joe's building in May. Target , PNC Bank is under construction, and an empty lot awaits other retailers.
Developers are waiting for city approval on their multi-tenant retail building, but Barranco said they are close to announcing who will occupy those spots.