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It took three meetings in six weeks, but the Waukesha Plan Commission on March 22 granted its final approval to design plans for a proposed Duluth Trading Company store on the city's northeast side.

The commission voted unanimously in favor of the project, which will be constructed in the southwest corner of The Home Depot parking lot at 2320 Bluemound Road. The 15,500-square-foot store was first discussed publicly at a commission meeting in February.

Several commissioners thanked Jay Moore, a representative of Minnesota-based developer Oppidan Investment Company, for his willingness to work with city staff on the design of the building and said they were excited Duluth decided to set up shop in the city.

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"I really do like the building," Commissioner Mike Payne said. "Thank-you for choosing Waukesha."

Duluth began in 1989 selling canvas tool organizers for construction workers. It now sells rugged casual clothing and work wear as well as accessories and some gadgets.

The company's first brick-and-mortar store opened in Mount Horeb in 2010.

A timeline for when the store would be constructed and opened was not discussed.

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