Penzeys Spices has been tight-lipped and vague publicly about its plans for the former Northridge Mall property, located near Brown Deer Road and North 76th Street on Milwaukee’s far northwest side, which the company is in the process of acquiring.
Bob Bourgeois, a director of marketing and advertising for Penzeys, said no specific plans are in place for the property yet.
“It will be at least a year before we’re even going to be able to talk about moving anything up there,” he said.
However, Bourgeois said it is “likely” the company will move its corporate offices to the former mall property. The company’s corporate offices are currently located in a 90,000-square-foot building at 19300 W. Janacek Ct. in Brookfield. However, that is not considered the corporate headquarters for the company. The 300,000-square-foot facility at 12001 W. Capitol Dr. in Wauwatosa, which is used for production, is considered the company’s headquarters, Bourgeois said.
When asked if the former Northridge property could become the company’s corporate headquarters, Bourgeois said that is unclear at this point. “It could be,” he said. “We like the city of Milwaukee.”
The company’s production work was previously done at the Brookfield building before the company expanded and added the Wauwatosa facility, moving production there, Bourgeois said.
The company is currently “at capacity” at the Wauwatosa facility, Bourgeois said. “We need more space,” he said. “Our space needs will be dictated by growth.”