Trader Joe’s store planned for Brookfield

A Trader Joe’s grocery store is planned for the Underwood Crossing retail development in Brookfield, the 23-acre former Quebecor World printing plant site at 12821 W. Blue Mound Road. The development will be anchored by a 140,000-square-foot Target store, which is under construction and expected to be complete by late summer of 2012.

Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. is the developer for the Underwood Crossing project.

The Trader Joe’s store will be built on an outlot at the northeast corner of the site, located southeast of Bluemound Road and North Columbia Boulevard.

Trader Joe’s is a popular Monrovia, Calif-based specialty grocery store chain. Trader Joe’s currently has about 350 locations in 25 states, but only two locations in Wisconsin, one at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale and the other in Madison.

Ryan Cos. has also “potentially secured a soft goods retailer as the junior anchor tenant,” for the Underwood Crossing project, according to a Brookfield Plan Commission staff report. The developer is seeking Plan Commission approval to increase the size of the junior anchor tenant store from 18,000 square feet to 23,950 square feet.

In addition, PNC Bank plans to open a 4,000-square-foot branch in the Underwood Crossing development.

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