Timothy Blum, executive vice president of Retail Development for HSA Commercial Real Estate, today announced that Whole Foods Market has signed a 45,150-square-foot lease to anchor the second phase of The Mayfair Collection, a large-scale, mixed-use development at Highway 45 and Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa, Wis. The new Whole Foods store will be housed in a converted warehouse space at the northeast corner of Burleigh Street and 112th Street. Plans for the second phase of The Mayfair Collection also include approximately 50,000 square feet of junior anchor retail space, a mix of upscale bars and restaurants, a bank branch, and a 140-room hotel. HSA Commercial expects to break ground on the second phase this spring with a planned opening for Whole Foods early in 2016.
“Wauwatosa is not only a dynamic and energetic community, but also one with a strong passion for natural and organic foods,” comments Michael Bashaw, Midwest regional president of Whole Foods Market. “We are delighted to join this community and support the wonderful people who live in it.”
With a focus on fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, specialty items, high-quality meats and poultry, everyday pantry staples and sustainable seafood, this new store will appeal to the health conscious as well as devoted food enthusiasts. The Wauwatosa store will provide customers with grocery staples as well as a butcher, fishmonger, baker and a team of chefs creating freshly prepared take-out meals – all under one roof.
Phase I of The Mayfair Collection consisted of adaptively repurposing functionally obsolete warehouse buildings along Highway 45 into new, contemporary retail environments to be occupied by Nordstrom Rack, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Old Navy, Ulta Beauty, and more. Grand opening for Phase I is scheduled for April 3. Proposed future phases of The Mayfair Collection include the development of multi-family, office, and medical buildings subject to future market demand for those uses.
“We are very excited that Whole Foods chose The Mayfair Collection for its second store in the metro Milwaukee area,” said Timothy Blum. “We are hopeful that this will help fuel the continued development of the ‘Burleigh Triangle’ into the premier commercial and residential district in the region.”
Evanston, Ill.-based TOA Architects is the project architect for The Mayfair Collection. Premier Design + Build will serve as the general contractor for the first two phases.
About Whole Foods Market
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods and America’s first national “Certified Organic” grocer. In fiscal year 2013, the Company had sales of approximately $13 billion and currently has over 370 stores in theUnited States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market employs over 78,000 team members and has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by Fortune magazine.