Cindy moved to Brookfield in 1994 with her husband and three children in tow. It's been a very interesting seventeen years.
This time WalMart is only shooting for one of their new neighborhood concepts stores, more like a grocer. It still has residents in Brookfield concerned. Writes one resident in the Northeast quadrant:
"There are Walmarts at Pilgrim/County Line on MF/Germantown border, a Walmart going in on Pilgrim Road/Main St. in MF, at Silver Spring/US 45 area in Milwaukee, at Capitol/164 in Pewaukee, Sunset Drive in Waukesha. I read recently that there is some discussion of a Walmart at Burleigh/US 45 in Tosa. Seems like we are sufficiently served by Walmarts, is another needed on the Brookfield/MF border?"
Technically, it is Menomonee Falls' call, but Brookfield is aware of the situation. The city sent staff members to the meeting that was held on the subject a week ago.
So what do you think? Have you been in one of the new stores? Do you think Brookfield has a chance to influence the Menomonee Falls decision?
I'll weigh in here to say Brookfield's planning is not always consistent with our bordering communities. For instance, Calhoun towards Greenfield is four lanes with turn lanes and then dumps into a two-lane road.
The corner opposite this potentially new store in Menomonee Falls is zoned residential.