Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:01 pm
A discount furniture chain will fill the space being vacated in Brown Deer next month by appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg, which is closing all of its stores in the state.
Connecticut-based Bob’s Discount Furniture is in negotiations to take over hhgregg’s five year lease at the Marketplace of Brown Deer, 9140 N. Green Bay Road, said Nate Piotrowski, Brown Deer’s director of community development.
“We hate to lose a national retailer and have an empty big box,” Piotrowski said. “We were aware of the issues hhgregg was experiencing since spring, so we went out to seek another tenant. Bob’s fit the bill and will fill that space.”
Indianapolis-based hhgregg announced Monday it was closing its five Wisconsin locations, including three Milwaukee-area stores.
Hhgregg has been in the Wisconsin market since fall 2012.
In addition to the Brown Deer store, hhgregg has stores at 4585 S. 76th St. in Greenfield and 5820 Durand Ave. in Racine and two stores in Green Bay.
Bob’s has submitted plans with the village of Brown Deer to remodel the exterior of the store. Piotrowski hopes the new occupants will be in by the holiday season.