Ugly Building: Northridge Mall

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 04:30 pm

Northridge Mall, located at 9009 N. Granville Station Road on Milwaukee’s far northwest side, has largely sat vacant since the shopping center closed in 2003, but has received plenty of attention in the years following.

In 2013, Bill Penzey, owner of Penzeys Spices, tried to buy the mall property out of foreclosure from its current owners, China-based U.S. Black Spruce Enterprise Group Inc., and planned to move the company’s corporate offices there. However he was never able to acquire the entire mall and eventually gave to the city the portion he did own, the former Boston Store building at 8919 N. Granville Station Road.

City officials plan to demolish that building in hopes it will lead to industrial development at the site.

And in 2017, Menard Inc. purchased the vacant Pick ’n Save building at the former Northridge Mall site and expanded its presence there. Menards is the only store open at the former mall site.

The fate of the rest of the unused mall is uncertain.

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