Thursday, March 28, 2013
Signage was erected Thursday morning, and the interior has been completely gutted and remodeled.
After completely gutting and remodeling the former Hooters restaurant, Dr. Dawg owner David Ross says the doors to his Chicago-style hot dog joint will open soon. Ross said there is not a firm date for the opening but anticipates it being in early April. On Thursday, workers erected "Dr. Dawg" signage on the front and side of the building. The restaurant is located at 7700 W. Layton Avenue, near the busy intersection of Layton and 76th Street.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The restaurant that will replace Hooters on Layton Avenue is expected to open this spring.
The much-anticipated Dr. Dawg, a Chicago-style hot dog and Italian beef restaurant that will replace Hooters on Layton Avenue, is expected to open within weeks. Last week, the doctor posted some photos of the construction progress made inside the new restaurant on its Facebook page. Browse the gallery on Facebook and let us know what you think of the renovations. And what food item are you looking forward to the most once Dr. Dawg opens?
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Owner David Ross hoped to be open by Feb. 1; now he's aiming for the beginning of March.
The wait will be a little bit longer than hoped for those anxious to sink their teeth into a tasty Italian beef sandwich or Chicago-style hot dog while not having to leave the 76th Street shopping corridor. Dr. Dawg owner David Ross told Greenfield Patch he’s aiming to open his specialty restaurant at the beginning of March. Ross initially hoped his second Dr. Dawg location would open in the building formerly occupied by Hooters, 7700 W. Layton Ave., by Feb. 1. “It’s typical, behind schedule and over budget,” Ross said Wednesday. “But we’re very pleased that we’re in full swing. All the inspections have been done. All the drywall has been hung. We’ve got on a good roll, but it’s going to take the entire month of February to get everything …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Several openings, and one specific closing, caught the attention of Greenfield Patch readers in 2012.
From the prospect of new development to grand openings to the closing of a city landmark, Greenfield had plenty of business news in 2012. Here are some of the top stories from the last 12 months that impacted the community in more ways than one: Fans of racing, hot wings and the Hooter girls were saddened to learn their beloved sports bar and restaurant would be a thing of the past. In early summer, rumors began circulating that Hooters was closing, and on July 22, after 15 years of occupying space on the busiest shopping corridor in the city, the restaurant closed its doors for good. Not long after, the owner of Dr. Dawg swooped in and the Chicago-style hot dog restaurant is slated to open around Feb. 1, 2013. Perhaps no grand opening was…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
David Ross, owner of Dr. Dawg, changed the color scheme on the exterior of the former Hooters restaurant.
The owner of Dr. Dawg wasted no time removing the last remaining distinguishable marker from the former Hooters restaurant site. Just days after receiving Common Council approval to make some changes to the Hooters, 7700 W. Layton Ave., David Ross paved the restaurant's parking lot and painted over the recognizable "Hooters orange" exterior with red this week. The Chicago-style hot dog and Italian beef restaurant could open around the end of the year, five months after Hooters closed.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Dr. Dawg, a Chicago-style hot dog restaurant, will replace Hooters, which was a Greenfield mainstay for 15 years at one of the busiest shopping corridors in the Milwaukee area.
Not a fan of chicken wings? Maybe Chicago-style hot dogs are more your style. With the scantily clad waitresses of Hooters, 7700 W. Layton Ave., now a thing of the past, Dr. Dawg has pounced on the vacant restaurant like a puppy on a new toy. David Ross, owner of Dr. Dawg, is making plans to open his second restaurant, likely around Jan. 1, 2013, in the vacant Hooters restaurant. Dr. Dawg is a family-style, fast-casual restaurant concept with a theme based on the Chicago-style hot dog and Italian ‘beef-stand’ genre. The menu, however, isn’t limited to just dogs, dogs and more dogs. Standard comfort food is joined by healthier items that can appeal to health-conscious consumers, such as gluten-free, trans fat-free and many all-natural items…
Friday, September 21, 2012
The bank is not closing, but its signage has been removed in anticipation of it becoming a BMO Harris branch next month.
For those concerned that Greenfield’s M&I Bank at the corner of 76th Street and Layton Avenue was a victim of last year’s purchase of Milwaukee-based Marshall & Ilsley Corp. by BMO Financial, fear not. Yes, some banks across the state – 21 Harris branches and three M&I branches – were closed, but not Greenfield’s. The “M&I Bank” signage was recently removed from the bank's exterior, but a bank employee told Greenfield Patch on Friday the signage was taken down as the bank at 7600 W. Layton Ave. becomes BMO Harris on Oct. 9. The intersection has been a hot spot for business news — both good and bad — in recent months. Appliance and electronics chain h.h.gregg opened in late August and celebrated an official grand opening Sept. 20. And this …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Popular Greenfield restaurant will close at 11 p.m. Sunday after 15 years in a busy shopping corridor.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The popular Greenfield restaurant will close for good Sunday, July 22, 2012.
For the second time in as many years, Greenfield will be losing a landmark restaurant. After 15 years of serving up hot wings to sports enthusiasts, waitresses at Hooters will be putting away their short shorts and tight tanktops for good as the popular sports bar and grill closes Sunday. Greenfield Patch reported last month the restaurant was rumored to be closing this summer, and on Friday, an employee confirmed this weekend was Hooters' last. The restaurant, which holds a special place in sports enthusiasts' heart because of its ties to the late NASCAR great Alan Kulwicki, is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The restaurant has special significance in Greenfield, the hometown of the late racing legend Alan Kulwicki, whose chief sponsor for several years was Hooters.
As several Hooters restaurants close around the country, there is speculation that Greenfield's is next on the list. City officials, business owners and others have heard the restaurant, 7700 W. Layton Ave., located at one of the highest-traffic intersections in the county, is closing this summer. Some fans have even commented on the closing on the restaurant's Facebook page. "I’ve heard unconfirmed rumors that the Alan Kulwicki Hooters may be leaving or closing in the future and I certainly hope that isn’t true," Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke said. "There’s historical significance to that restaurant." Calls made to the restaurant's managers were directed toward Hooters' corporate office. Emails and calls left with the media relations …