Thursday, December 6, 2012
A local restauranteur has stepped up to open The Bay, a community-based restaurant and bar on Silver Spring Drive.
After years of hearing his neighbors begging for a restaurant on Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay resident and restauranteur Paul Berlin decided to step up to the plate. Berlin is one of two experienced restauranteurs behind The Bay, a full-service restaurant and bar that expects to fill the former El Guapo's spaceby March or April. With a slogan of "By the Bay for the Bay," Berlin said the restaurant "will be connected to the community through schools, groups, local businesses and ownership." Berlin said he decided to start the restaurant because he and his neighbors were tired of not seeing a restaurant in Whitefish Bay. "Being Bay residents, I want to be able to walk up Silver Spring and do all the things we want to do, but one of …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Al Calderone Club will open up in January, offering takeout and delivery pizzas.
Shorewood will get yet another new pizza restaurant after the village Plan Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to the Al Calderone Club, 4475 N. Oakland Ave. The Al Calderone Club is the third new pizza place to either announce plans to open or start operations in Shorewood in the past two months. In October, Falbo Bros. Pizzeria opened at 2213 E. Capitol Drive, replacing Salvatore’s. That same month, another restaurateur announced plans to open a zpizza location at 4401 N. Oakland Ave. That restaurant is slated to open April 1. Restrarant operator Carmelo Fazzari told members of the commission the new restaurant is named for his dad, who passed away in September. He opened his first location under the same name in the 1970s near …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Miss Cupcake, offering cakes, brownies, cookies, pies and of course cupcakes, among other sweets, is scheduled to open up shop at 3801 N. Oakland Ave. this summer.
Shorewood will soon have another place to get its fill of sweet and savory with a new cupcake shop set to open this summer. Ashley Weber plans to open Miss Cupcake at 3801 N. Oakland Ave. within the first two weeks of June, offering baked goods including cakes, brownies, cookies, pies, breads, confections, candy and of course cupcakes, made from high-quality ingredients. The shop will also offer gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free items, and catering. "I felt like Shorewood was just a good fit," she said. The storefront previously housed a coffee and sandwich shop.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
After nearly four years, it appears there may soon be some movement at the old site. Have any suggestions; what do you want to see erected on the land?
It has sat vacant since 2008, but village officials and developers could soon have a plan for the property at 1111 E. Capitol Dr. Formerly the Riverbrook Restaurant, and before that the popular Pig ‘n Whistle, the property was purchased by Sunrise Senior Living Inc. in 2008. The company had planned to build a $16 million senior facility, but they were scrapped due to the recession and decline in the housing market. Wauwatosa-based commercial real estate firm Wanguard Partners recently purchased the site and three developers are reportedly very interested in developing retail, apartments or senior housing on the land. The deal also included two aging apartment building south of the lot. Village officials have said they would like to see …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Wauwatosa-based Wanguard Partners purchases the vacant lot and two apartments for $1.5 million, while three developers are interested in bringing senior housing or retail shops to Shorewood.
There could soon be movement at the site of the former Riverbrook Restaurant with Wauwatosa-based Wanguard Partners purchasing the now vacant lot and two aging apartment buildings. The commercial real estate firm bought the property at 1111 E. Capitol Dr. from Sunrise Senior Living Inc. for $1.5 million, according the Milwaukee Business Journal. Additionally the village tells the newspaper, three developers have proposed apartments, retail shops or senior housing for the site. The developer showing the most interest is proposing senior housing. Village officials have said they would like to see senior living along East Capitol Drive, and save the back portion for more profitable housing when the market improves. Shorewood fronted about $60…
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Shorewood will soon boast an exclusive women's designer boutique and secondhand store called Swanky Seconds, opening May 15.
I know what you are thinking. "What happened to the Fair Trade for All store that was there just last week? It seemed like it was doing really well." And you'd be right. It did well, but it was temporary. What you maybe didn't know is that they only had a three-month lease here in Shorewood, and that was that. Allison Rozek, proprietor at Shorewood's newest high-end secondhand store Swanky Seconds, has signed a three-year lease with landlord B.K. Yun, and is already reaching out to the community, seeking to grow long-range roots. So, consider this store fair trade, literally, and locally owned and pre-owned, as much of the merchandise is already starting to come, as it were, from you. The focus of Swanky Seconds is to sell fashion for …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Tim and Lori Wick handed over the keys this week to the local liquor store they have owned for nearly three decades.
After 29 years of serving as Shorewood's brew crew, the owners of Wick’s Beer and Liquor have said, "It's time" and sold their shop on the corner of North Oakland Avenue and East Kensington Boulevard. The name on the facade of the long-standing beer and spirit shop will shift from Wick’s to Kensington Liquor under new owner Keith Marquardt. Marquardt says he doesn’t plan to change much outside of a few façade improvements and knocking down some walls to make room for a bigger selection of beer, liquor and wine. He'll add more wine to the store immediately, and eventually install a beer cave. Marquardt said he has been in the liquor store business for 27 years, but all of them have been managing different locations in the Milwaukee area. “I…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ceremony will officially kick of construction of the six-story, apartment and retail development in the Sendik's parking lot.
The Milwaukee developer behind a new six-story, $34.8 million project on North Oakland Avenue has set a formal groundbreaking ceremony for Wednesday. The Mandel Group will officially kick off construction on the new development coined LightHorse 4041 which will include 84 apartments, a 18,000 square foot Walgreens retail store and two parking structures with 200 stalls, at 11 a.m. at the corner of North Oakland Avenue and East Kenmore Place. Walgreens will move across East Kenmore Place from its current location at 4081 N. Oakland Ave. into the new structure. LightHorse will be built by Pewaukee-based VJS Construction Services Inc. and was designed by Engberg Anderson Design Partnership. Seventeen apartments, or 20 percent of the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Property owner Byung Kuk Yun has, after nearly three years, finally rebuilt and placed a for-rent sign on the storefront's new windows. Have any suggestions; what do you want to see take its place?
It took nearly three years to put the pieces back together after an early morning fire ravaged the Shorewood storefront, but the former Brit Inn site has new life with a for-rent sign recently placed in the window. The property, occupying the south half of the buildings at 4473-79 N. Oakland Ave., burned to the ground on May 26, 2009, in a fire ruled arson by authorities. Owner Byung Kuk Yun, stifled by financial issues and a slew of obstacles including asbestos removal and contamination tests after an oil drum was found buried beneath the property, has finally rebuilt. Yun's martial arts studio BK Yun's Black Belt Academy is right next door to the north. Construction workers have erected new walls on what Yun says he hopes will become a …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Village officials targeting former Catholic Family Life Insurance office building for new development opportunities, among other sites.
With two developments either under or soon-to-be under construction, village officials are shifting their focus on other potential development sites in Shorewood. The office building at 1572 E. Capitol Dr., which formerly housed Catholic Family Life Insurance, has been targeted as a site for new development opportunity. Catholic Knights left the building vacant after moving to a new home in downtown Milwaukee. Shorewood Community Development Authority Chairperson Pete Petrie said there is currently a Realtor trying to fill the vacancy, but he and other officials are looking long term and at possible development. However, Petrie said officials don't have anything solid in mind for the building. Shorewood is also looking at the River Park …