Tuesday, January 29, 2013
How did the tiny village of Greendale keep economically viable amidst the back drop of a horrible economy? Village president John Hermes talks about how they repositioned the Village in a story by the Business Journal.
When the economy tanked, Greendale grew their retail area along 76th Street and Southridge Mall. But how did this happen? Village president John Hermes talked about Greendale's redevelopment effort in a story published in the Business Journal on Tuesday. When Southridge Mall's owner, Mills Corp, declared bankruptcy they decided to take a pro-active approach to working with the new owners from the Simon Property Group. They wrote letters, came up with financial incentives and reinvisioned what the property could become, Hermes told the Business Journal. According to the story: Our challenge is always that we’re a built-out community with the exception of the availability of some limited parcels around the Southridge Mall and South 76th …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This year marks the 75th anniversary for St. Alphonsus School in Greendale. Check out the open house Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Greendale's Ricardo's Pizza made the list of the top 100 independent pizza joints in Pizza Today magazine for its high gross sales of $2.4 million.
Who doesn't love pizza? I can eat pizza every day. Seriously, I can. So you can understand why I was so excited to hear that Ricardo’s Pizza in Greendale made the list of the top 100 independent pizza joints by gross sales in the industry magazine Pizza Today. Ricardo’s ranked 80th on list, along with its second location Riverfront Pizzeria & Grill in Milwaukee. The restaurants together brought in $2.4 million in 2011. Other Wisconsin pizza places that made the list include Pizza Shuttle in Milwaukee and Glass Nickel Pizza Co. based in Madison. Greendale has been the home to Ricardo's Pizza since 1970. The Loch family began the Italian restaurant as a pizzeria and expanded to a new menu of pastas, sandwiches, and other entrées after their …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Greendale, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Greendale to make it an even better place to live? Would you like to see more businesses in the village? Would you like to see something disappear? Would you like to see roads improved and added bike lanes? Perhaps a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt? What is on your Greendale wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Friday, February 17, 2012
Suspect went to a Muskego gas station on numerous occasions with different license plates and would fill up with at least $50 in gas each time before leaving without paying.
A 40-year-old Greendale man is facing multiple charges after he was caught stealing gas from gas stations across southeastern Wisconsin. Michael J. Phelps, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with 10 counts of misdemeanor theft. If convicted, he could face up to 7 ½ years in prison and $90,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Between April and November Phelps went to Kwik Trip, S79W18884 Janesville Road, Muskego on multiple occasions, filled up his Chevrolet Trailblazer with at least $50 in gas and would leave without paying. Each time he showed up at the gas station, Phelps had a different license place on the SUV each time he filled up and police discovered each plate had been stolen from cars in the area…