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.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Norman Rockwell has gone missing. Hibernation for the winter?
Greendale residents may have noticed the Norman Rockwell statue missing from its usual place in the Village Center. Norman has gone into hibernation for the winter. Grandhaven Manager Anne Marie Pierce, owners of the statue, said that the corner he resides at is where they pile snow. "If it ever snows that is! As such we needed to remove him so we can be ready for snow plowing season," Pierce said. "We didn’t want him sitting under a big snow bank!" The plan is to bring him back once the snow and ice melt and signs of Spring appear. There is no specific date but most likely end of March, early April. The sculpture of the 20th century illustrator, located on the southeast corner of Broad Street and Northway, was approved by the Greendale…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The horse-drawn carriage rides would be every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of December.
Horse-drawn carriages will make the rounds in the Village Center this December. Carriage rides will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in December. The rides are being provided by Grandhaven, LLC, and the Village Center merchants. The carriage rides will begin and end at the Greendale Visitor Center on Fridays and Joey Gerard’s on Saturdays and proceed south on Broad Street to Layton State Bank and then return. Carriage rides will be held on Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Officials raise concerns about traffic safety issues and the lack of any historical ties between the famous painter and Greendale.
Visitors who come to Greendale for the first time often compare the village to a scene from a Normal Rockwell painting — a peaceful community with quaint shops, modest homes, and a white, wooden gazebo in the middle of downtown. But don't expect to see a sculpture of the famous American artist erected in the Village Center any time soon, at least not on Village property. That's because the Greendale Planning Commission Wednesday rejected an application from Grandhaven LLC. to erect a Norman Rockwell sculpture on village property. A number of commissioners questioned the placement and the historical significance of Norman Rockwell in Greendale. The sculpture of the 20th Century painter would have been placed on village property near the …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Grandhaven, LLC. is requesting permission to build a Norman Rockwell sculpture, which will be a replica of the one in the Greendale Visitor Center.
The Planning Commission will review a request from Grandhaven, LLC. to build a Norman Rockwell sculpture near the intersection of Northway and Broad Street. The sculpture will be a replica of the one in the Greendale Visitor Center. Grandhaven, LLC. is the landlord to the Village Center shops and is owned by Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications. Norman Rockwell was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. The painting on Norman Rockwell's easel will change based on which direction he is facing. The planned sculpture will have the ability to be turned. At times he may face the Village Hall so the painting will have a picture of Village Hall. If it's facing south of Broad Street then it will have a picture of the streetscape…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Greendale Historical Society moved out to prepare for the new tenant.
The Greendale Historical Society cleared out of the storefront at 5676 Broad St. on Wednesday afternoon to prepare the space for a new tenant. The Greendale Historical Society set up a temporary storefront back in November. Since then the society held art shows, offered Greendale history information, sold historical items, and held other events. The purpose of the storefront was to become more visible in the community, according to members of the society. The store was regularly be open on Saturdays. Now a new tenant is moving in soon. Village Center Manager Anne Marie Pelkofer of Grandhaven LLC., owners of the property, said that lease has not been signed yet and might release the information by the end of the week. Pelkofer allowed the …