Opus Development Corporation Announces Openings of New Stores at Shoppes at Fox River Development in Waukesha


MILWAUKEE, Wis. - ​The Wisconsin office of Opus Development Corporation (Opus) announced today the scheduled openings of T.J Maxx, Ulta Salon and Cosmetics, Rue 21 and Charming Charlie’s by Oct. 28 of this year. These retailers are the newest additions to Opus’ Shoppes at Fox River development in Waukesha, Wis.

Opus broke ground on the first development in Phase II of the Shoppes at Fox River in April 2012. The development includes more than 47,000 square feet of retail space on six acres of land adjacent to the existing Phase I buildings. The first Phase II development includes a T.J. Maxx, Ulta Salon and Cosmetics, Rue 21 and a Charming Charlie’s. The building is located on the northeast corner of the site, in line with the Pick ‘n Save.

“We are excited that the new stores will be open in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Julie Ledger, vice president and general manager at Opus Development Corporation. “These four high-quality retailers will provide new options for Waukesha-area shoppers, and I have no doubt that these stores will see similar success to the retail tenants included in the Phase I of the development.”

Phase I of the Shoppes at Fox River opened in July 2009, with final construction completed in September 2010. It includes approximately 273,000 square feet of retail space. Currently, Phase I is 100 percent occupied, including a 132,000-square-foot Target, and a 60,000-square-foot LEED-Silver certified Pick ‘n Save grocery store.

Opus Development Corporation is one of the region’s leading full-service real estate development and design-build firms. In addition to Waukesha’s Shoppes at Fox River, recent notable projects completed by the Wisconsin office include the Honey Creek Corporate Center, multiple buildings at Marquette University, including the new law school and College of Engineering, Northwestern Mutual’s Franklin Campus and Oakwood Crossing Business Center in Oak Creek, Wis.  

About Opus and the Shoppes at Fox River
The Shoppes at Fox River is a redevelopment of a former Supervalu distribution facility located along Sunset Drive on the far Southwest side of Waukesha.

  • In September 2010, final construction of Phase I of the Shoppes at Fox River was completed, including a 132,000-square-foot Target and a 60,000-square-foot LEED-Silver certified Pick ‘n Save grocery store.
  • In addition to Target and Pick ‘n Save, the first phase of the development includes: Batteries Plus, Klinke Cleaners, Petco, Buffalo Wild Wings, Gamestop, Noodles & Company, CVS Pharmacy, Verizon Wireless, Chili’s Bar & Grill, Mattress Firm, Men’s Hair House, The Dollar Tree, Associated Bank, Orange Leaf, Jersey Mike’s, Cash Store, Subway, GNC, Famous Footwear, Maurice’s, Get It Now and Hallmark.
  • In April 2012, Opus began construction of the first Phase II building, to include T.J Maxx, Ulta Salon and Cosmetics, Rue 21 and Charming Charlie’s.
  • In October 2012, Opus announced the opening of the retail tenants of the first Phase II building.  

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and Opus Holding, Inc. and their operating subsidiaries, Opus Development Corporation, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, Inc. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.opus-group.com.