A Grand Transformation
“I’m kind of in love with this place,” says Tracy Korpela, Marketing and Specialty Leasing Director at The Shops of Grand Avenue.
Because of the efforts of Korpela, MiKE Program Manager Laurel Osman, Leah Fiasca of the Greater Milwaukee Committee and many others, the mall is now a much different place. The mall continues to evolve, and the newest effort, Pop-Up, is an innovative new way to reinvent retail space in the New Arcade on the mall’s west end. The first Pop-Up client, Flagship, a Chicago boutique, has already been signed.
I sat down to talk with Korpela, Osman and Fiasca about the Pop-Up program and the new direction the mall has taken over the past year.
Listen now:[audio:https://urbanmilwaukeedial.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TCDPodcastMarkMetcalfShopsOfGrandAve.mp3|titles=Backstage with Mark Metcalf – Tracy Korpela (The Shops of Grand Avenue), Laurel Osman (MiKE), Leah Fiasca (Greater Milwaukee Committee)]