Thursday, December 27, 2012
The store is holding a blowout sale prior to shutting its doors. The company's owner announced earlier this year it would close all Fashion Bug stores across the country.
If you've never been to the Fashion Bug in Oak Creek, now would be a pretty good time. Fashion Bug is closing all of its stores across the country, including the one at 8581 S. Howell Ave. "Store closing" signs are up at the Oak Creek location, advertising price reductions as high as 75 percent. The new owner of Fashion Bug announced earlier this year it would shut down the discount women's clothing chain. Several hundred stores were to close by early 2013. Locally, the company has operated in the Oak Creek Centre, across from the community center.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The space in the Oak Creek Centre has been vacant since January.
The former Barbara's Hallmark space at the Oak Creek Centre is now occupied, albeit temporarily. Halloween City will open at 8591 S. Howell Ave. A sign went up last week and a note on the door said the business is hiring. No word on when the business will open. (No one was around when Patch stopped by.) Halloween City sells costumes, accessories and decorations, according to its website. The company, founded in 1977, has more than 400 stores across the country. The space has been vacant since Barbara's Hallmark closed in January.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Details of closure are not known.
Updated 2:55 p.m. Jan. 18: It appears the closure is permanent, as an "out of business" sign now hangs on the door. Barbara's Hallmark at 8591 S. Howell Ave. appears to have closed, though it's not clear if the closure is permanent. A few Patch readers e-mailed in to say the store has been closed for roughly a week. Lights were dark and a "closed" sign hung Wednesday. The Oak Creek Hallmark store is independently owned and operated by James Caster, who couldn't be reached. The Hallmark corporate office has not been informed of the store's closing, company representative Kristi Ernsting said. "Hallmark works with the owners in the Hallmark Gold Crown store network to provide extensive marketing and promotional support, as well as to help …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Company sees Howell Avenue, Oak Creek as good fit.
Throughout the 284 Noodles and Company restaurants in 32 states, one dish has risen to the top as the most popular: the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese. So it only seems right that Wisconsin is one of the company's stronger markets and that it would look to expand here if the conditions were right. Well, the conditions were right on Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, where a 2,500-square-foot building has been under construction since September. Though no specific date has been set, the restaurant is scheduled to open in late spring, said Mandy Melby, Noodles communications manager. "Wisconsin has been such a great market in general and we feel there are a lot of opportunities to grow," Melby said. The company saw the location - in the Oak Creek Centre …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Restaurant would be in strip mall near Puetz and Howell.
Noodles and Company plans to open an Oak Creek restaurant at 8551 S. Howell Ave., according to a Plan Commission agenda posting. The commission next week is scheduled to discuss site, building and landscaping plans. The restaurant would be in the Oak Creek Centre next to T.J. Maxx (update - it will actually be a standalone building in the Oak Creek Centre development). No other information was known Tuesday afternoon. Representatives from Noodles and Company and the city's development department could not be immediately reached.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
New Dollar Tree in Oak Creek Centre strip mall celebrating opening week.
A new Dollar Store opened over the weekend in the Oak Creek Shopping Centre off of S. Howell. The national chain moved quick with their new location. Dollar Store leased the 13,000-square-foot space between Petco and T.J. Maxx back in May and began construction just a couple weeks ago. Store employees described the opening weekend as a busy one, although corporate policy prohibits any specific comments on the matter. During the early part of Monday afternoon, customers seemed to be arriving at a fairly consistent rate at least. And who can blame them? Everything is a dollar. The Dollar Tree is open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays. The store is also currently hiring.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Business will be located between T.J. Maxx and Petco.
Work has begun on converting a 13,000-square-foot space at Oak Creek Centre, 8581 S. Howell Ave., into a Dollar Tree store. The business will be located in between Petco and T.J. Maxx. An opening date is not known. Click here for a previous Oak Creek Patch story on Dollar Tree.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Business will occupy space in Oak Creek Centre.
Dollar Tree will occupy a 13,000-square-foot space between Petco and T.J. Maxx on Howell Avenue, according to a CoStar Group report. The store will be part of the Oak Creek Centre, 8581 S. Howell Ave. CoStar Group, a real-estate information company, reports the Dollar Tree deal puts the property at more than 90 percent leased. Dollar Tree has more than a dozen other stores in the Milwaukee area, including one in South Milwaukee. A company representative has not returned a message seeking comment.