Southridge Macy’s store to open on March 14

The new Macy’s department store at Southridge Mall in Greendale, will open on March 14. Macy’s says it plans to hire 160 people to work at the store.

The store will be located at the south end of the mall. Once occupied by a Younker’s store, which closed several years ago. The mall has struggled to fill the space for years, which hurt the performance of the southern end of the mall.

The addition of the Macy’s store is expected to boost the mall and the South 76th Street retail corridor. The Southridge Macy’s store will be the retailer’s second location in the metro Milwaukee area. The other is at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.

“I think (the Southridge Macy’s store) is going to draw a lot more traffic to that area,” said Peter Glaser, first vice president of CBRE’s Milwaukee office. “That’s going to keep a lot of the south side shoppers (shopping) on the south side. And it will help lease up other spaces in that area.”

Macy’s also named Jennifer Duffy to the position of vice president store manager for the Southridge Mall store. Duffy had been the store manager of the Port Huron, Mich. Macy’s store since 2008.

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