Stein will take over Hawk's retail center, Qdoba will fill gap in Village, and Schoonmaker Creek will run on under new ownership.
An old Milwaukee business joined forces with an even older Wauwatosa business. A brand new chain business is entering the oldest part of Wauwatosa. And, Wauwatosa agreed to give up one of its very oldest features – a natural one, Schoonmaker Creek. In separate actions, all of which have been reported on before, the Wauwatosa Common Council on Tuesday night approved: Hawk's Nursery owner and landscape architect Joe Kresl agreed to lease his retail operations to Stein, while keeping independent control of his landscaping services business on the same site. The joint operating agreement also brings Hawk's landscaping services to the customers of 11 other large Stein garden centers in the metro area, affording him an opportunity to expand that…
Company bumps its interior green space up to 11.5 percent, satisfying objections of council members.
- Jim Price
Thursday, October 11, 2012
What had looked like a showdown over flowers, shrubs and trees was diffused Tuesday night when Meijer Inc. came back to the city with a revised landscaping plan that more than meets Wauwatosa's standards for its proposed supercenter store. The city's large-scale retail development ordinance – more commonly known as the "big-box" ordinance – asks for 10 percent interior greenspace. That's within the parking lot and around the building, not on the property's perimeter. Meijer's original plan for the store, at North 112th and Burleigh streets, called for just 5.6 percent, and although its proposal breezed through the Plan Commission – albeit with a recommendation that Meijer try to bump that up to at least 7 percent – the Community …