Mayfair mall owner will replace bank tower with two restaurants

Posted at 4:33 PM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 17:33:40-04
Two new stand-alone chain restaurants will replace the now-vacant Mayfair Bank Tower located at North Avenue and Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa, the Milwaukee Business Journal is reporting.
According to documents filed with the city, Uncle Julio's and Seasons 52 will both construct new restaurants on the outskirts of Mayfair Mall on the site of the 12-story, 120,000-square-foot Mayfair Bank Tower, which has been slated for redevelopment for the past couple of years. 
The Uncle Julio's and Seasons 52 in Wauwatosa will both be the first Wisconsin locations for each chain.
In 2015, Mayfair mall owner GGP notified tenants in the 42-year-old Mayfair Bank Tower, 2300 N. Mayfair Road, that it planned to raze the office building and redevelop it, but never released any further details. 
Dallas-based Uncle Julio's, which will erect a 9,500-square-foot, stand-alone building at Mayfair, bills itself as an upscale Mexican chain with 29 restaurants around the country. The Mayfair location will be the first Uncle Julio's in the Milwaukee area and the menu will feature Mexican fare like enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas and more.
Seasons 52 will construct a 10,500-square-foot building on the outskirts of Mayfair mall. The chain is owned by Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants, the parent of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille and other restaurant chains. It describes itself as a fresh grill and wine bar that uses rustic cooking techniques. Diners can expect an extensive menu filled with salads, flatbreads, apps and entree dishes like seafood paella, wood-grilled filet mignon and wild Alaskan halibut.
The Milwaukee Business Journal reached out to Mayfair mall for comments, but our request was not returned. The Wauwatosa plan commission will review the restaurant plans on May 8.
For more information, visit the Milwaukee Business Journal's website.
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