Brookfield Square opening five new stores

March 09, 2013 12:24 p.m. | The owners of Brookfield Square Mall announced on Saturday the addition of several new stores opening this spring and later in the year.

The new stores include Tradehome Shoes, a shoe store, which will open next month in a 2,308 square-foot space; Crazy 8, a clothing and accessories store for boys and girls, which will open in May in a 2,066 square-foot space; Divino Gelato Café, which will open in August near the food court; Body Central, a ladies' apparel store opening in November in a 4,560 square-foot space; and Torrid, which offers plus-size clothing and accessories for women and teenage girls, which will open in November in a 3,800 square-foot space.

"We are very pleased to be announcing the addition of five new stores this year," said Scott Oleson, the mall's general manager. "The new store openings will transition beginning in April and continue through November."

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. is the owner and manager of the mall.

WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery updated

March 09, 2013 9:57 a.m. | MyCommunityNOW has just updated Peter Zuzga's WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery with images from the Division 1 semifinals.

Germantown and Mukwonago will meet in tonight's Division 1 championship game after defeating Oshkosh North and King in semifinal contests. The title game is set to begin shortly after the conclusion of the Division 2 championship game, which is at 6:35 p.m and features Wisconsin Lutheran against Pulaski.

NOW will update the photo gallery tonight with photos from the Division 1 championship and the Division 4 title game between Dominican and Auburndale.

WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery

WIAA state tournament preview/schedule

NOW Newspapers wins 22 awards in state contest

March 08, 2013 10:54 p.m. | NOW Newspapers, publisher of Wauwatosa NOW and seven other suburban weekly newspapers, was presented with 22 awards Friday at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention in Madison.

The Better Newspapers Contest recognizes the top journalism in the state. Eligible entries were published between Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012.

Wauwatosa NOW took first place in General Web Excellence and took first and second in Web Special Project, recognizing its online All-Suburban Football Team and Act 10 coverage.

NOW Newspapers also won the following honors:

Continuing Web Coverage, second, South Shore NOW

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Luxury apartments proposed in Brookfield gain support

March 08, 2013 7:00 a.m. | Sutter Creek Residences, a 144-unit luxury apartment and condo complex planned for east of S. Barker Road and north of W. Greenfield Ave., received a warm reception at this week's Brookfield Common Council public hearing, according to a article by reporter Scottie Lee Meyers.

If it receives city approval, the $20 million Sutter Creek would be developed in phases, with 89 apartments in two buildings, a community building and outdoor pool planned for the first phase; 43 apartments in the second phase, and 12 condos in the third phase. The apartment buildings would each be three stories.

Most of the 27.6-acre development site will be preserved as open space, the proposal said. The development would include 119 underground parking spaces, and 71 surface parking spaces. 

Sutter Creek's one- and two-bedroom units would target empty nesters and young professionals, mainly from Elm Grove, New Berlin, Brookfield and Waukesha.  The developers hope to begin construction on the $8.9 million first phase in May, with completion by spring of 2014.

The development team includes land owner BRP Holdings LLC and its members, Richard Walters and Kevin Thompson; Robert Gake, president of Middleton-based Parmenter Development Inc., and Peter Ogden and Jon Ross, from Ogden & Co., according to the proposal

Blue Mound Road in Brookfield reopens after crash

March 06, 2013 7:26 a.m. | A crash on eastbound Blue Mound Road at Calhoun Road in Brookfield closed all eastbound lanes for nearly four hours. The crash occurred a little after 3 a.m. The scene was cleared by 7 a.m.

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