Thursday, May 16, 2013
Steve Peters has a "then and now" Greendale photo history book ready to be printed. He just needs some financial backing.
Steve Peters has just about everything he needs to publish and print a 160-page history photo book depicting Greendale’s 75-year history. He has more all the photos he wants: 75 photos of Greendale back then, and 75 of Greendale now. He also has the entire book already designed and layed out. All he needs now is a little financial backing. Peters, a frequent contributor to Greendale Patch through his weekly “revisited” column, has set up an online fundraiser to raise the $4,800 he says he needs to bound and print 250 soft cover books of Greendale, Wisconsin: Then and Now. The book depicts 75 photos taken in Greendale in the 1930s, such as shots of Village Hall, original homes and downtown shops, paired up with photos taken in the exact …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The new store is being built on a Walmart outlot on 76th Street in Greendale and should be completed this summer.
Construction of the new U.S. Cellular store on 76th Street in Greendale began this week on an outlot of Walmart. The new store, which replaces a smaller store in Greenfield at the corner of 76th Street and Edgerton Avenue, is expected to be completed this summer. Chick-fil-A will occupy the other outlot to the south, but the chain restaurant is not expected to be built until sometime next year. U.S. Cellular's opening is the latest addition to the the 76th Street commercial corridor.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Co-owner Jim Birmingham, who is now managing the shop, says there is no intention to close the popular cafe.
Broad Street Coffee Company co-owner Jim Birmingham insists a short item in the shop’s May electronic newsletter is not a precursor to something more drastic happening down the road. The newsletter says Birmingham, also a Village Trustee, is now managing the shop. Birmingham told Greendale Patch late last week that is all that is happening. “We did do some reorganizational things,” Birmingham said. “My manager, who has been with me for a long time, that position has been eliminated. It was just some internal changes. "We have no intention of closing. We plan on being around. We’re excited to be here this summer with all the changes coming to downtown and the birthday celebration.” In 2006, Birmingham and Dave Houston purchased the coffee …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Roman Candle Pizzeria, a Madison favorite, will open its first Milwaukee-area location in Whitefish Bay. That tops this week's "foodie" news from Patch.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. The Roman Candle Pizzeria, which has three locations in the Madison area, is planning to open its first Milwaukee-area store in Whitefish Bay. First launched in Madison in 2005, The Roman Candle expanded to Middleton in 2007 and Fitchburg in 2010. By September, the company hopes to be serving East-Coast style pizza at 133 E. Silver Spring Drive. Roman Candle's pizza is made from scratch using 50 local ingredients, including grass-fed beef, multiple types of pepperoni and some …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Ozaukee County home has nearly 200 feet of bluff footage along the shores of Lake Michigan.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a home on on the shores of Lake Michigan in Port Washington. This custom-designed home on High Point Beach lane is located on a private wooded lot, and has nearly 200 feet for bluff footage that provide great views of Lake Michigan. The 7,620-square-foot home has five bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, and features stunning walls of windows, soaring ceilings, top-of-the-line finishes and unique design elements. The open concept kitchen opens to the comfortable family room with fireplace, and easy access to the cozy …
Friday, May 10, 2013
After filing chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Reader's Digest Association might have found a buyer for their building located at 5400 South 60th St.
While no final decisions have been made, Goodwill Industries may be looking at buying the Reader's Digest Association (RDA) building, which is located at 5400 S. 60th St., according to a story in the Journal Sentinel. The parent company of Reader's Digest filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February for the second time in less than four years, according to the Associated Press. RDA Holding Co. says it will keep publishing the magazine during the bankruptcy and aims to be out of Chapter 11 within six months. The New York company said it needs to cut its debt so it can keep restructuring. RDA owns the former Reiman Publications in Greendale and announced at the end of 2011 it was cutting 30 employees there, leaving the location …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The stretch from 51st Street just north of Greendale nearly to 27th Street is slated for improvements in 2020, or earlier.
While City of Greenfield officials lobby the county to reconstruct a section of Layton Avenue sooner rather than later, another state-owned highway is getting a preliminary look by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. A 2.6-mile segment of Loomis Road, or WIS 36, from just north of Greendale at South 51st Street to West Fardale Avenue in Milwaukee is in the preliminary design phase for reconstruction, according to WisDot. Pavement and curb and gutters will be replaced and missing sidewalks will be added on both sides of the roadway. Intersection improvements would include lengthening turn lanes and traffic signal upgrades designed to improve traffic flow. In addition, the current parking lane is expected to be converted to a bicycle…
Attention online shoppers: You might have to pony up more cash for those online shopping sprees, if federal sales tax legislation becomes law.
Online shoppers, who enjoyed avoiding paying sales tax for their out-of-state purchases, probably won't be happy if a bill pending in Congress becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed 69-27 in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, allows states the authority, and option, of collecting taxes on Internet and catalog sales. The act does not create a new tax. But it does allow states the option of collecting the taxes, which they are already owed. However, the legislation does exempt small businesses that make less than $1 million from collecting the tax. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for the bill, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) did not. “Today, I joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate in support of the Marketplace Fairness …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Broad Street has been an anchor for Greendale and now it's seeing an economic rebirth over the last few years, according to a story in the Journal Sentinel.
A chapter in Greendale's economic rebirth would be incomplete if you didn't include Broad Street and more specifically the Greendale Village Center, according to a story in the Journal Sentinel. The story highlights the work of Roy Reiman, who sold the Greendale-based company in 1998. But then turned his attention to real estate and started building up the Village Center, which he had purchased in 1996. Reiman's Grandhaven LLC has been able to bring a number of businesses including Ferch's Malt Shoppe & Grille, They Grow Like Weeds and the Panther Pub. Read more about Greendale's Broad St. is broadening its appeal in the Journal Sentinel.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
New restaurants coming to Greendale, Whitefish Bay, Pewaukee and the East Side. Get caught up on all the latest foodie news.
If you love food and exploring new places to eat, or want to find out what eateries are coming and going, we have latest restaurant and other "foodie" news from throughout the Milwaukee area. Here's a look at what's new on the local food, restaurant and bar scene. Last week, we told you that plans for a Chick-fil-A in Greendale have been put on the back burner, but that things are full speed ahead for another new restaurant in that village. Construction is under way for the Panther Pub & Eatery, which will be located on Broad Street in downtown Greendale. The restaurant, which is located in a former Associated Bank building will seat about 95 people and will include a 40-person outdoor dining patio. There's no date yet on when the sports …