Saturday, May 25, 2013
Located on a 1.5-acre lot in Mequon, this week's "Wow House" also features a game room and party area that is just perfect for entertaining.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, southeastern Wisconsin is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes for sale. Each week, Patch highlights one "Wow House" that caught our attention. This week, it's a beautiful home on a 1.5-acre lot on Rolling Field Road in Mequon. This all-brick colonial is nestled in the Rolling Field subdivision and is surrounded by open spaces and beautiful trees. The 3,775-square-foot home features soaring west-facing family room, and a large open kitchen with center island that easily transitions to a beautiful brick patio. The first floor is complemented by a private office, a living room with fireplace, bar, and a first-floor laundry. The upstairs has neat common spaces and an …
The City of Greenfield has plans to repair Edgerton Avenue from 76th Street to 68th Street beginning June 15.
Work on West Edgerton Avenue in Greenfield just north of Southridge Mall will begin by June 15, after the City of Greenfield approved a contract with Stark Asphalt to repair and improve the road from South 68th Street to South 76th Street. The work is expected to be completed by Sep. 15. The work will be completed in two phases. In the first phase between South 74th and 76th Streets, the street will be widened, east and west turn lanes added, new crosswalks constructed, and updated traffic signals with four-way turn arrows installed. In the second phase between South 68th and 74th Streets, the existing pavement will be rubbelized and overlayed with asphalt. “The vibrancy of our commercial corridors is important to the city," Mayor Michael…
Friday, May 24, 2013
Hostess has been closed since November, but Aunt Millie's has been around since April.
Do you miss snatching up discounted bread and bakery goods at the Hostess Thrift Store on Loomis Road? If you do, you don’t have to travel too far to get those items even though Hostess closed in November. Aunt Millie’s Bakery Outlet have moved into the vacant store at 5340 W. Loomis Rd. It’s been open since April 22. “The story behind Aunt Millie’s is all about family,” store manager Stephanie Miller said. “It’s good customer service, great items and good, low prices.” The outlet sells bread items usually past their “best by” date, as well as fresh pies, cakes and other baked goods. Aunt Millie’s has been around for 110 years with locations in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The Greenfield store is Wisconsin’s first. The …
Even with the approval of 12 single-family homes in a new subdivision called Tuckaway Woods near 37th Street and Edgerton Avenue, many key trees will be saved.
Development of the a large residential area on the City of Greenfield’s east side known as Tuckaway began in the 1960s. Now, the last a 6.3-acre plot of land is slated to be turned into a subdivision, too. On Tuesday, Greenfield Common Council unanimously gave developer Sean Phelan the go-ahead to build 12, single-family homes in a subdivision called Tuckaway Woods at 37th Street and Edgerton, slightly northeast of Elm Dale Elementary School. Phelan said the homes would be about 2,000 square feet and lots size would range from 12,100 to 26,700 square feet, all within walking distance of Elm Dale. “The market for single-family (homes) is doing a lot better, and there’s not a lot out there and the inventory is shrinking daily,” Phelan said. …
Dan Jansen Fest, which begins Friday and continues over the Memorial Day weekend donated $30,000 toward the project.
Mayor Michael Neitzke, Alderpersons Shirley Saryan and Pam Akers, city staff, and Dan Jansen Fest Board Members broke ground at the new Greenfield Farmers Market and improvements at Konkel Park on Thursday. Dan Jansen Fest, which begins Friday and continues over the Memorial Day weekend donated $30,000 toward the project. The city's public works department will begin work on the project, which includes paved pathways and other electrical enhancements, at the conclusion of Dan Jansen Fest.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Milwaukee area has a new trampoline park and Patch got a first-hand look at leaping basketball, flying dodgeball and so much more. Take a look!
If you've been looking for a unique place to jump, climb and play in the Milwaukee area — look no more: Helium Trampoline Park in New Berlin offers what is sure to be a bouncing good time for all visitors. The park at 16235 W. Beloit Rd., is the first in Wisconsin and opened in early May. Milwaukee Patch Community Editor Sarah Worthman got a first-hand experience on the park's different equipment, climbing the rock wall, enjoying the 130 interconnected trampolines, a game of dodgeball and some fun in the foam pit. The park offers drop-in rates for individuals looking to kick back, but staff recommended buying tickets online to ensure you don't have to wait during busy times. Pricing information: $10 for 60 minutes $13 for 90 minutes $16 …
The new restaurant by Southridge Mall on 76th Street has been open since April 29. If you haven't been there yet or not sure what to order, here are a few suggestions.
Ever go to a restaurant, look at the expansive menu and have no clue what to order? Brandon Zieg, Managing Partner of LongHorn Steakhouse, 5220 S. 76th St., the newest restaurant on the 76th Street shopping corridor near Southridge Mall, has a few suggestions for you. Check out this short video, and tell us in the comments below what looks good. You've already been to LongHorn? Tell us what your favorite item was.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
With the city agreeing to change what once was a condominium community into leased apartments Tuesday, Wimmer Brothers Realty will buy back the existing condos at their original purchase prices.
About a dozen condominium owners trapped by the fall of the housing market and under water because the condos they bought are no longer worth nearly as much as they paid for them were thrown a life preserver Tuesday. Two of them in fact. Mark Wimmer of Wimmer Brothers Realty, owners of The Orchard, a condo community, had offered to buy back the condos from the homeowners at their original purchase price, in some cases as much as $250,000, if the City of Greenfield agreed to let Wimmer change the use of the unfinished project from condos to luxury, leased apartments. The city did just that Tuesday when the Common Council voted 4-1 in favor of such a switch for the development on Forest Home Avenue just north of the Greenfield-Greendale …
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Construction began on its new location in the Greenfield Place strip mall on 74th Street just north of Southridge Mall.
John Mosier, owner of Daddy-Yo's Frozen Yogurt, said in an email to Patch his family-owned yogurt shop is on schedule to open in mid-June. Construction at the shop, located at 4874 S. 74th St., in the Greenfield Place shopping center just north of Southridge Mall, just began. Check back with Patch for more updates on Daddy-Yo's opening.