Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Crazy 8 is one of a number of stores expected to open this year.
Crazy 8 opend over the weekend at Brookfield Square Mall. The children’s clothing store, owned by Gymboree, is located near Francesca's Collections. Crazy 8 also recently opened a Southridge store and has a location at Mayfair. Tradehome Shoes opened last month. Body Central, Torrid, Crazy and Divino Gelato Cafe is expected to open this year. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Without pausing to unload, couple steals a cart full of jeans, but they don't get far before being spotted, followed, and carted off to jail.
Perhaps you knew that it is a statutory crime to, specifically and separately from simple theft, "remove a shopping cart." A Brookfield police captain didn't, but he does now, and so do two suspects in a considerably more serious case of felony theft of a whole lot of pants. At about 7 p.m. April 2, a man and a woman entered the Sears store at Brookfield Square, got a shopping cart and headed for the men's apparel section. There, with no regard to size or price, they stuffed 63 pairs of mostly Levi's jeans and some cargo pants into the cart and headed for the door. Before store security could stop them, they wheeled it out and up to a nearby Pontiac Montana van with no front plate. They opened the side door, tilted the loaded cart, pushed …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Parents describe a 48-minute tour de force that ends with 5 pound, 7 ounce baby girl being born on the ground outside the shopping mall.
It was 1:19 p.m. Nov. 30, and Danielle Goehner lay on her bedroom floor, wracked with pain. The mother-to-be reached out and clutched the bottom of a dresser and edge of the bedroom door. "I felt like I had to push and I didn't want to," she said. "Every instinct in my body tells me to push. So I was holding on, trying to put my energy into something else other than pushing." Danielle was 38 weeks pregnant while her husband, Scott Goehner, was at the veterinarian, picking up medicine for their dog. "I put down what I had, walked out to the car, jumped in the car and took off," he said. He sped home, rushed into his Elm Grove house and found his wife, the love of his life, on the floor, about to give birth. "I walk in, see her there and …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Many stores at Brookfield Square opened their doors at midnight on Black Friday and customers flocked to the mall to take advantage of the early-morning deals.
Toys R Us and Sears beat the rest of Brookfield Square merchants to the punch by opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but many other stores were right behind with an opening time of midnight. While there were long lines and big crowds waiting for the stores to open, once the gates went up foot traffic was managed quite well and everyone appeared to be in a festive spirit. The parking lots saw a lot of traffic, but did not appear overcrowded on Thursday night or Friday.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Early-bird shoppers find deals on wrapping paper, ornaments and calendars at the after-Christmas sales as well as options for those unwanted gift cards.
Brookfield Square opened bright and early at 8 a.m. Monday, ready for after-Christmas sales. Mary Jane of Waukesha was already headed back to her car at 8:05 a.m. with three shopping bags full of dishes from Boston Store. "I came out to get some red dishes," she said. "They were 70 percent off. But I'm going back in for more." Other shoppers were upholding annual traditions, taking advantage of markdowns on traditional holiday items. Lynn Steidel, of Brookfield, and her daughter were shopping for ornaments at Kirlin's Hallmark. It is a tradition for the two of them to pick up new ornaments at 50 percent off. "We collect some of the different series ornaments and we try to find a new one each year," Steidel said. They were juggling …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sara from SarandipitySaves.com shares her Black Friday shopping tips and tricks, and a few of the top store's best deals.
There's some argument as to why we refer to the Friday following Thanksgiving as "Black Friday." Philadelphia claims their police force coined the term in the 1960s after throngs of folks took to the streets to shop 'till they dropped. Others say the name was adopted by retailers as it was traditionally the first day of the year in which their sales brought them out of the red and into the black. I'm leaning toward the latter explanation as last year more than 138 million consumers took advantage of the deep discounts of Black Friday, spending $45 billion in a single day. This year is expected to be an even bigger event. If you're gearing up to head out and throw elbows to snag the day's biggest steals, here's some tips on how to make it a…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Shop at Brookfield Square would be the company's second one in Wisconsin.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, which has more than 300 gourmet chocolate stores around the world, is planning to open a location at Brookfield Square, the Journal Sentinel reports. The store, which is expected to open in November, would be the company's second location in Wisconsin. The shop in Delafield features more than 300 varieties of handmade chocolates and confections, including caramel apples and fudge. The average store size is about 1,000 square feet, and most stores are open seven days a week, according to the company. About 40 percent of the candy sold at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores are prepared on the premises. The company, based in Durango, CO, and its franchisees and licensees operate 365 stores in 36 states, …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The latest police calls also include a thefts and Facebook feuding between a woman and her ex-husband.
A 7-year-old boy walked around the Brookfield Square mall parking for 15 to 20 minutes trying to find his mother, who had left him alone inside a car Saturday morning, according to a police report. The mother told police that her son didn't want to come inside the mall and she didn't want to forcibly make him, so she left him in the car, the report said. While she was shopping at Old Navy for about 45 minutes, he got out of the car and wandered around but was not harmed. Officers warned the mother against her conduct and told her social services would be contacted. In other police calls this week: Passed out behind the wheel: A bartender at Saloon on Calhoun, 17000 W. Capitol Dr., called police after seeing a patron passed out in his …