Patriot Commons tenants to include Men’s Wearhouse, Pier 1 Imports, Ulta Beauty
Three national retailers will soon join the Grafton business community in the village’s next shopping center.
Men’s Wearhouse, Pier 1 Imports and Ulta Beauty have been announced as the tenants for the Patriot Commons, a 25,000-square-foot building that will be constructed this summer on Port Washington Road.
The 2.7-acre site, which is owned by Rick Schmit and being developed by the Redmond Co., is immediately west of Costco and north of Dick’s Sporting Goods in the adjoining Grafton Commons.
Plans call for the single-story building to have space for businesses ranging from 5,300 to 10,400 square feet.
In approving the project, the village annexed and rezoned the property, which was formerly in the Town of Grafton. Site preparation, including the removal of two single-family houses and several outbuildings, has been under way for several weeks.
Village Administrator Darrell Hofland said local officials are enthused about having nationally known tenants in the new center.
“The quality of the tenants will be consistent with those in the larger Grafton Commons,” Hofland said.
Although no specific timetable has been announced, plans call for construction to be completed by early next year, with occupancy by late spring 2015, Hofland said.
Each of the three incoming businesses have hundreds of stores in North America.
Men’s Wearhouse, founded in 1973, is one of the nation’s largest men’s clothing retailers. It has nearly 600 stores and more than 15,000 employees.
Pier 1 Imports, founded in 1962, specializes in home furnishings and decor. The company has more than 1,000 outlets in the United States, Canada and Mexico and 17,000 employees.
Ulta Beauty is part of the Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance chain that has more than 400 outlets. The Bolingbrook, Ill.-based firm was established in 1990.
In a plan of operation for the Patriot Commons, Redmond Co. said business hours for the three tenants would be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, which is similar to most businesses in the Grafton Commons.
Development of the site will include construction of a parking lot and access roads off Port Washington Road and at the south and north ends of the property.
As part of the project approval, the village required the developer to complete a study to determine the impact of increased traffic and position of access routes.