We got such a kick out of this video of the wedding vow renewals at Greendale's "I left my heart on Broad Street" that we had to share it. Enjoy.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The arch is meant to bring more visitors into the Village Center and will be built next to the LED sign.
The arch meant to bring more visitors to the Village Center, is expected to welcome drivers in January. The Village Board awarded the project bid to Poblocki Sign Company, LLC for $90,237. Grandhaven, LLC, landord to the Village Center merchants, has agreed to pay half the cost. Construction is expected to start this month and should be done by mid-January, according to Village Manager Todd Michaels. The final design for the arch was approved in July. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. Discussions with business owners about what began as a modest gateway arch design started in June 2011. Around the same time, staff proposed the LED sign as a way to replace the old "welcome" sign at the …
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.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
There's been a lot of talk about what hours the Village Center businesses should be open, and it appears some of them have taken the advice to heart.
Jim Davenport sent an email to Patch on Wednesday letting us know that starting Oct. 1 a number of Village Center businesses will be open late two days a week. New hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays for the following businesses: The hours of operation in the Village Center has been a hot topic in Greendale, with some—including Village President John Hermes—criticizing the businesses for keeping short hours, and business owners saying they aren't seeing village residents frequent their shops. Greendale Patch surveyed site users about Village Center business hours in May, and found people overwhelmingly supported changing store hours to include Sundays, and later weeknight hours. On the question about Sunday hours, 151 …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The gateway arch will be placed next to the already built LED sign on Northway and Grange Avenue.
After almost a year of planning a gateway arch has been approved by the Planning Commission and will be placed next to an LED sign, in an effort to bring more visitors to the Village Center. The commission voted 5-1 Wednesday night to send the Village Board a recommendation for approval of the design; Commissioner Bernard G. Schroedl voting against it. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. In May, commissioners, including some shop owners, thought the rectangular shape of four of the proposed designs seemed too industrial. Staff came back with two more rounded designs. The recommended arch will have the brick piers from the second design (see attached PDFs) and square posts from the first design. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
New arch designs will be reviewed Wednesday after the commission and shop owners expressed their disfavor for a rectangular arch.
The Planning Commission will review new proposed designs for a gateway arch Wednesday after they were sent back to staff for tweaking. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the newly built LED sign and is meant to welcome visitors to the Village Center. In May, commissioners, including some shop owners, thought the rectangular shape of four of the proposed designs seemed too industrial and did not portray the “charm” of the Village. Staff received further direction from the commission in June and has developed a rounder design. The arch is part of an ongoing effort to bring visitors to the boutiques, shops and restaurants that comprise the Village Center. Grandhaven LLC, owners of part of Downtown, have agreed to …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Broad Street will be closed off every other Saturday from June 23 through Oct. 20 for the Greendale Open Market. The change was proposed after discussions with the Village Center business owners.
The Greendale Village Board voted yesterday to move Greendale Parks and Recreation's Open Market from the Municipal Parking Lot to Broad Street. The Open Market begins June 23 and is held every other Saturday through Oct. 20. The move will require closing off Broad Street. Trustee Jim Birmingham, also owner of Broad Street Coffee, said the idea to move the Open Market came from talks with the Greendale Village Business Association, an organization made up of Village Center business owners. They hoped the move would bring more people to the Village Center and improve the visibility of the market. Park and Rec did not make the proposal. "Whatever you think would be best we’re willing try," said Parks and Rec Director Jackie Schweitzer. "We…
Friday, June 1, 2012
New resale boutique will open in mid June.
Trading Closets, a women and men's resale boutique, will open mid-June. A flyer posted outside of the old Caesar's Pet location says the tentative opening is June 18 but will have limited hours the week of June 11. Caesar's Pet closed in December after more than three years of being in business due to the economy. The shop is owned by three women — Jill Farina, Suzi Bales and Holli Surges. "When I first met the owners I started doing a bit of research into the high end resale boutiques and found them to be very successful," Pierce said in an April interview. "Places in Wauwatosa such as U-turn and Élite Repeat draw customers from all over the metro-Milwaukee area." Pierce also said that the success of the recent opening of They Grow like…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Some trustees are worried the proposed gateway arch will be bounced in between groups delaying its eventual construction.
Some trustees are worried construction of the proposed gateway arch will be bounced in between groups and delayed, after the Planning Commission sent designs back to staff last week. Commissioners, including some shop owners, weren’t fond of the proposed design and thought the rectangular shape seemed too industrial. Many preferred a rounded sign, however, that would likely cost more. A rectangular arch would cost $115,000, half of which will be paid by Grandhaven, LLC., landlords to the Village Center shops. The idea originated with discussion between village officials and downtown business owners last June. Many are hoping to have the sign done in time for Greendale’s 75th Anniversary celebrations in 2013. Village Manager Todd Michaels…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The proposed rectangular shape of the arch was met with resistance. This will be the second sign this year designed to attract downtown visitors.
Updated 9:56 a.m.: Cost have been added The Greendale Planning Commission wasn't happy with the proposed designs for a gateway arch meant to bring visitors to the Village Center shops, and sent them back to staff for further review. Commissioners, including some shop owners, thought the rectangular shape of four of the proposed designs seemed too industrial and did not portray the “charm” of the Village. They spoke about the designs at the commission's Wednesday night meeting. They preferred a rounded arch, but Village Manager Todd Michaels said that would cost twice as much as the rectangular one. The rectangular arch uses standard traffic signal poles, while a rounded arch would need custom-made supports. The current estimated cost of …