Friday, January 11, 2013
The gateway arch that will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue, next to the LED sign, is scheduled to be completed in the next ten days.
The Greendale gateway arch, meant to bring more visitors to the Village Center, is scheduled to be completed this month. Village Manager Todd Michaels said the arch is scheduled to be completed in the next ten days. The arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. It will have brick piers and square posts. The brick will match the brick on the LED sign. In trying to match Village Hall, plaques will be placed on the front of the pillars reading est. 1938. Discussions of a modest gateway arch design started in June 2011 with Village Center business owners. Around the same time, staff proposed the LED sign as a way to replace the old "welcome" sign at the intersection of Loomis Road and Grange Avenue. …
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 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
About four new businesses have joined the Village Center mix in the last year or so. The shops include "They Grow Like Weeds", "Joey Gerard's", "Baby Preview", and "Trading Closets".
In the last year or so a few exciting stores have opened up in the Village Center. Anytime there was a sign of a new store, shoppers were always curious and would try to catch a peak through the glass windows. We were sad to see the departure of Caesar's Pet, Lotions & Potions, Harmony Inn and Once Upon A Time Book Shop. Now every space in the Village Center is being occupied. Here are some descriptions of the new businesses: They Grow Like Weeds: An upscale children’s resale boutique that offers new and used children’s clothing, toys, books, baby gear, accessories, shoes/boots and more for infants and tweens. Baby Preview: Their services allow expecting parents to see their unborn child in live 4D motion. The room, in which the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The much discussed arch will be placed on Northway and Grange Avenue next to the new LED sign. Both are meant to attract new visitors coming from Southridge Mall to the Village Center.
In an effort to bring more visitors to the Village Center, the Village Board approved the final designs for a gateway arch, despite a trustee’s fiscal objections. The board voted, 6-1, Tuesday night to approve the final design. Trustee Carl Genz voted against it. He said it would be better to spend money on the arch when the economy becomes more financially stable. He supports the arch, but said, “I just don’t know if right now is the right time to be making an investment in this.” The arch has been included in the this year’s budget but Genz said even though it is it doesn’t mean the money needs to be spent. Genz suggested considering it for another year’s budget. The designed arch is estimated to cost $90,000 but will be bid out to …
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…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The May 18 poll shows most voters believe that Village Center Shops should open as late as 7 p.m. They also voted that the shops should open on Sunday.
After some residents commented that the shops in the Village Center close too early, a poll was placed on Patch on May 18. The poll asked: "Should most Village Center businesses be open on Sundays?" and "How late do you reasonably think Village Center businesses should be open during the weekdays?" Quite a few shops, not all, close at 5 p.m. A number of them also close on Sundays. The majority of the voters said that they would like to see stores close at 7 p.m.: The majority of the voters said that they would like to see most stores open on Sundays: Note: The poll was closed on May 30 at 5:30 p.m. This is not a scientific poll.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Vote in the poll for the shop hours you would like to see in Downtown Greendale. Would you like to see that shops open after 5 p.m.? Would you like to see more shops open on Sundays?
Some have commented that the shops in the Village Center close too early. Quite a few, not all, close at 5 p.m. A number of them also close on Sundays. People have said they would like to see shops open after 5 p.m. so that they can shop after work. Kim Finch wrote on Greendale Patch's Facebook, "I live in the Village and would like to frequent the shops more often but all of their hours just don't work for me. I work a regular Monday thru Friday 9-5, like most people, and it seems like the shops are never open." A number of shops are also closed on Sundays. Quite a few people have said in the past they would like to National Bakery open on Sunday to get bite after church. Todd Ahren wrote, "A bakery not open on Sundays with Churches all…