June 23, 2022 – West Bend, WI – Large red and yellow ‘Store Closing’ signs are posted in the windows of Office Max, 1301 W. Paradise Drive, in West Bend, WI.
Located in the West Bend Corporate Center, the store has been one of the mainstays at that location. Questions about the store closing were directed to corporate. A message has been sent and an update will be posted once information is received.
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A message taped to the door and the counter at Office Max notes “Due to the circumstances of the ‘Inventory Clearance’ event, this store is not participating in Office Max advertising sales or promotions, coupons or mail-in savings.”
The next closest Office Max is on Port Washington Road in Grafton, WI and in Menomonee Falls, WI.
A final date on the store closing will be posted when details become available.
The closing is difficult for the community and staff as many have been there since the store opened in 1998, when it was simply a standalone building.
Over the past few years there’s been a lot of change as the corporate center sold in July 2021, in April 2018 Boston Store/Elder Beerman closed after filing bankruptcy, neighboring store MC Sports closed, and across the parking lot Pier 1 closed
As was first reported on WashingtonCountyinsider.com in April 2022, Dunham’s Sports will be opening in the former Boston Store location. That parcel has been undergoing a remodel since earlier this month.
And on the opposite side of Office Max will be a new Old Navy.
Also watch for a new Ross Dress for Less to open in the Office Max location.
Calls have been placed to City Pointe LLC to see if they have a new tenant moving in or what will happen in terms of leasing the space.