Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Waukesha manufacturing business started in 1988 with four employees.
Miro Tool and Manufacturing is planning a large expansion for its business at 201 Sentry Drive. The 22,817 square foot addition, preliminary plans and site modifications are going before the Waukesha Plan Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Miro Tool and Manufacturing started in 1988 with four employees in a 3,000-square-foot rented facility, according to its website. The company has expanded in the past 20 years, with the last addition bringing the building size to 42,000 square feet.
Monday, May 20, 2013
A 53,520 square-foot addition is being proposed for Shoppes at Fox River on West Sunset Drive.
A massive addition to the Shoppes at Fox River retail center on Sunset Drive in Waukesha is proposed by the developers. Opus Design-Build and Ramco Gershenson are asking the Waukesha Plan Commission to approve preliminary plans for a new 53,520-square-foot building at 1200 W. Sunset Drive. The development along West Sunset Drive started in 2008 when a tax incremental financing district was established at the former Fleming site. Pick ‘N Save, Target, Maurices, Buffalo Wild Wings and Noodles & Co. were among original tenants at the property. Ulta, Rue 21, Charming Charlie’s and T.J. Maxx joined the property last year. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The Plan Commission agenda does not state what…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
New grocery store, if all government approvals are given, will locate on East Sunset Drive.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated after incorrect information about Meijer's location was posted. Meijer, a food, clothing and home goods store, is planning to locate in a vacant parcel of land on East Sunset Drive, pending all government approvals. Construction is planed to begin in 2014 with the store opening scheduled in 2015, if everything moves forward according to the preliminary timeline. “This has been and will continue to be a team effort," said Mayor Jeff Scrima in a news release. "We look forward to the quality of products, economic revitalization of the East Sunset Drive corridor, and the career opportunities that Meijer’s will provide to our community.” Scrima and Dave Smart, a local realtor, reached out to Meijer …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The decorative item store will open in the Westbrook Shopping Center.
Village Shoppe will soon be opening up their fourth and largest location in the Milwaukee area, with a new store coming to the Westbrook Shopping Center in Waukesha this Spring. The new location, at 2120 E. Moreland Blvd., will be in the former Blockbuster location and will fully occupy the 9,600 square-foot space. Village Shoppe currently operates stores at Bayshore, Grand Avenue and Southridge Mall. The Shoppe offers decorative items for home and garden, including lamps, candles, inspirational plaques, garden gnomes and seasonally themed decor. The store’s owners are looking forward to the new Waukesha location and are excited at the opportunity for enhanced visibility from the street and foot traffic from nearby tenant Kohl’s Department…
Anyone who comes to Senorita's Beauty Boutique on March 23 in Downtown Waukesha will receive a free mini soap.
A new business is locating in downtown Waukesha with a March 23 opening date. Senorita’s Beauty Boutique will open at 316 South St. in the former Beading Hearts Studio, a craft business that is no longer located in downtown Waukesha. No one was around the business Wednesday morning to talk with Patch, but a sign on the door says any visitors coming to the business on March 23 will receive a free mini soap and will be entered into a drawing for a tub gift baskets. Senorita’s Beauty Boutique will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Waukesha businessowners opening fifth gelato restaurant at Brookfield Square Mall in May.
The owners of Divino Gelato Café, Lori and Joe Lester, are looking forward to opening their fifth café this May. Divino Gelato Café already has operations in Waukesha and Racine – as well as Florida – and it will soon expand to a kiosk at Brookfield Square Mall near the food court. “I have had my eyes open at Brookfield Square for a number of years now,” Lori Lester said. “Gelato is a great product for walking. We need the walk by traffic.” While Divino Gelato Café is a popular destination in downtown Waukesha, Lester feels Brookfield Square is the perfect location to attract customers in the winter or on rainy days. It will also help expand their presence in the metro Milwaukee area. “Brookfield Square is a very popular mall for people …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Town of Waukesha approves the new business with a drive-through window.
Dunkin’ Donuts will be allowed to open on Sunset Drive in the Town of Waukesha with a drive-through window, the Town Board decided Thursday night. A condition of the approval is to ensure Waukesha County officials do not have any restrictions on the drive-through window, according to Town of Waukesha Clerk/Treasurer Jamie Salentine. Dunkin’ Donuts will open at S30W24836 Sunset Drive. The 5,040 square foot building would house up to four retail tenants. The plans do not state what tenants would be located in the building, besides Dunkin’ Donuts. The Sunset Drive Dunkin’ Donuts will be the second to open in Waukesha recently. Dunkin’ Donuts opened on North Grandview Boulevard in October. Milwaukee Coffee Brewing Co. (MCB) plans to open 36 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Could you win the 25-pound chocolate bunny located at Allô! Chocolat in downtown Waukesha?
The folks at Allô! Chocolat suggest you host a bunny-eating party with friends and family if you win the 3-foot-tall chocolate bunny this Easter. Bert, a 25-pound chubby bunny, is located at the chocolate store in downtown Waukesha for a free drawing. Last year, Bert went to a Carroll University residence hall. But don’t worry, his clone is back at Allô! Chocolat. Get your entries in soon – the drawing will be held March 23.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Nearly two months after workers were displaced during abrupt dairy closure, an Ohio dairy looks to expand in Waukesha.
Superior Dairy in Canton, OH, has made a $5.5 million offer to purchase Golden Guernsey in Waukesha, Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News. The offer for purchase could make way for Golden Guernsey to re-open after a California investment firm owning the Wisconsin dairy filed bankruptcy in early January. Earlier this week, the Christmas hat was taken off the giant cow – a Waukesha icon on Delafield Street. The Christmas hat had been untouched as dairy workers were forced to leave the plant and their jobs with no warning. The company started in 1930 as a farmer-owned cooperative in Milwaukee, and by 1935, Golden Guernsey delivered milk to the homes of 20,000 customers in Wisconsin, according to its website. By 1955 construction began at …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Waukesha business owner opens her commercial kitchen as a cooking incubator to foodies throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Ever dream of having your own commercial kitchen to bake to your heart’s content or to can your special recipe for the farmer’s market? For many aspiring business owners, the costs to own a commercial kitchen are not economically viable. Bobbie Peters, owner of O’ What a Day Café in downtown Waukesha, understands that dilemma. That’s why she is renting out the kitchen as a business incubator of O’ What a Day Café while she also looks for another location to house her cupcake café that opened last year in the Main Street Plaza. “This kitchen will be rented for people to come out for people who have had a dream to do something in the food world but can’t afford to build a commercial kitchen,” Peters said. “In Wisconsin, you can’t feed the …