Dave Reid
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Prospect Mall is Partially Open

Look, a sandwich shop disguised as a construction site!

By - Dec 6th, 2013 02:33 pm

The redevelopment of the former Prospect Mall into a mixed-use apartment building recently reached a milestone as the first tenant, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, opened in the building.  At the corner of N. Prospect Ave. and E. Ivanhoe Pl. a sign reads, “Look! A sandwich shop disguised as a construction site.”

The building, designed by Miller Architectural Group and being developed by Joseph Property Development, will have 10,000 square feet of first-floor retail, some of which is now occupied by Potbelly’s, plus 52 apartments, 52 underground parking stalls, and four additional stories on top of the former mall. The first phase of this conversion involved the complete remodeling of the former mall.

The photos show the renovated building with a rebuilt facade, four new nearly complete floors on top of the former mall, and the now open Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

For more on the building’s history see the Prospect Mall Apartments building page.

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6 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Prospect Mall is Partially Open”

  1. Brian Miller says:

    Thanks for the credit, Dave.

    Great photos!

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Brian… your welcome…. Looking forward to seeing the completed building….

  3. Billy says:

    This is the coolest project in Milwaukee right now for sure. Such a cool design for the apartments and catalyst retail spot for a booming east side. I love this city! Can’t wait to see how this comes along in a few weeks when i’m back for the holiday

  4. Mike VB says:

    Any pictures of the final product? I’m in Arizona now but would love some follow up of the old Prospect mall!

  5. Dave Reid says:

    @Mike VB Hopefully soon.

  6. PMD says:

    I’ll always miss the theater in the old Prospect Mall. Along with the Alterra on Prospect, it was the first place I hung out when I moved to Milwaukee in August 1997. I took the 30 from campus and went and saw a movie (Mimic or Hoodlum, can’t remember, though I know I saw The Game there in September 1997), the first of many I saw there.

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