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BROWN DEER -- A survey went online Tuesday, March 22nd with the goal of attracting businesses that Brown Deer residents want to patronize. Village leaders are anxious to receive the results.

"We don't want to sit idly by and wait for the market to dictate what happens in our community," Nate Piotrowski, Brown Deer community development director said.

With this in mind, the Village of Brown Deer is using a 10-question online survey, which includes questions about residents' spending habits, what stores they frequent and what businesses they want to see in Brown Deer.

"We're hopeful to see a lot of good ideas and information that we can share with potential retailers that I think have often overlooked Brown Deer," Piotrowski said.

FOX6 News spoke with some who live or work in the village, and they definitely have ideas.

"We work in the area -- so having healthy places to go eat at lunchtime, World Market type stuff, anything that comes in with flavors from around the world,"  Mike Scholz said.

"We need a Panera or at least a Starbucks around here. That would be a good idea. Then I don't have to drive all over town to get my well-deserved coffee," Yinka Olapo said.

Piotrowski said Brown Deer has had an identity crisis, and it has to do with the roadway many associate with the village.

Brown Deer Road goes from the lake to Waukesha County, but only two miles of the roadway is in the village, and many of the building vacancies are in adjacent Milwaukee.

But vacancies do happen. Take the soon-to-close Kohl's store on Green Bay Road in Brown Deer, for example.

"I think it does present an opportunity where we could find an equally vibrant user. As well as refurbish that shopping center which is somewhat dated, at the same time," Piotrowski said.

Piotrowski said the survey will help village leaders be proactive in finding solutions for challenges, such as the Kohl's closure.

CLICK HERE for more information, or to fill out the survey.

14 comments

  • Rob da snob

    tatoo parlor, gun store, Cricket Mobile, porn shop. Oh wait they got all of them. Guess i would like to see a titty bat then. Hahaha nothing makes me smile more than Brown Deer

  • tjade

    Brown Deer sure didn’t care about the resident’s opinion when they decided to build that Wal-Mart.

  • A yooper

    A Popeye’s for sure is needed!! Maybe a KFC. As for stores? I think a place selling belts would be very helpful. There must be a need as I see many people shuffling around holding their pants up. A pawn shop also would a nice addition. And for sure a smoke shop!!

  • Lashandalá

    Check cash store. Furniture rental store. Dollar stores, barber shops (for black people). Wig shop, nail shop, cash advance, Obama store. Rim shop. Tobacco store. Dance club. Checkers. Somewhere to buy FUBU and COOGI

    • Sb

      How about gap, whole foods, meth lab, gun shop, best cuts, tattoo parlor more bars gotta drink n drive a store to buy tight jeans & little snug t shirts a child porn club for you kid lovers & a store to get narcan for those heroin overdoses.

  • TrapKing

    Dey should replace BDPD wit a Popeyes. PoBoys on hit! NEED ANOTHER DOLLA STORE BY DA TRAPHOUSE TOO. LEMME GET A 24 HOUR CHICKEN N WAFFLE JOINT. HOLLA AT SOME SOULFOOD LIKE MY GRANDMAMMY USED TO MAKE. NEED DAT CLUB FO SHO AND SOMEWHERE TO BUY MY YAK. OTTOS BE TRIPPIN… PRETZEL RODS ON FLEEK DOE.

      • Oogley moogley

        Trapking I see ya out hurr wit dat Cheerios whip! Good looking wit dat 24 our chicken n waffle, needa place to lay dem tracks down, record studio oogley moogley Chek me out

      • TRAPKING

        Thanks fam. Bouta bust out my Newports whip dis summa. 2 door cutty on 26s. Deez streets ain’t seen nuffin yet!

  • 2 Sweeeeet

    They need to legalize weed up in hurr so i can open up a shop next to da trunk. People gots ta have they krrrrrrrronik!!!!

  • CeaJay

    Reading the comments and you wonder why BD is having problems. Possibly a better school to teach spelling?

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