The Pabst Farms development, once envisioned as a Midwestern upscale retail jewel destination in Oconomowoc, will soon be the home of a 151,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter store and a 136,000-square-foot Sam’s Club store.I cannot help but laugh at this whole situation. They made such a fuss in using taxpayer dollars to build up the area, including specially installed ramps to and from the highway. And now all they got to show for it is a Wally World and Sam's Club.
Walmart and Pabst Farms Development Inc. announced their plans for the two stores today.
The stores are planned to be built northeast of Interstate 94 and Highway 67 in the Pabst Farms Town Centre area of the development.
Prior to the Great Recession, Pabst Farms developer Peter Bell planned to create an upscale regional mall in the Pabst Farms Town Centre. However, that project has not moved forward, and attempts by Pabst Farms to attract upscale national retail tenants have been unsuccessful so far.
The Walmart Supercenter and the Sam’s Club stores would be the first significant development at Pabst Farms in several years.
It should be interesting when it comes time to hire those supposed 400 people. I cannot imagine the people in the area want to work under Wally World conditions and I don't think they are going to like the "riff raff" that these stores draw.
The saddest part is that they cannot figure out that they did it to themselves.