Ted Balistreri on why Sendik’s is already renovating at The Corners

It has been a little more than two years since Sendik’s Food Market opened at The Corners of Brookfield, but the store is already undergoing a $5 million renovation.

The project, however, is about more than updating finishes or replacing fixtures. The location has been the fastest growing store of the 17 Sendik’s has in the Milwaukee area. Co-owner Ted Balistreri said that growth along with The Corners’ ability to draw shoppers from across the state presented an opportunity.

“(Sendik’s and The Corners developers) wanted to do more,” he said. “We thought there was more potential and that’s what got us thinking about this.”

In this case, doing more includes adding a high-end bistro area with a juice and coffee bar, grill station, mezzanine level lounge and gathering space, as well as a 7,000-square-foot Sendik’s Home store addition to the top of the existing grocery store space....


Ken Notes: Great read and one of my favorite stores in the state. I see more and more retailers becoming destinations with food, coffee, internet, and meeting space. If you are interested in retail development you may want to read CirexNews.com where Ralph Kamps and I cover this weekly.

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