Part of Village Centre getting new look
Pink Lemonade, Just Kiln' Time relocating to Appleton; plan adds more parking
Menomonee Falls — Just Kiln' Time and Pink Lemonade Salon are moving to new homes in the Village Centre on Appleton Avenue that will be separated by a future walkway connecting to a refurbished parking lot, one of the last phases of redevelopment on that strip of land that village officials approved on Monday.
Developers and property owners Brayton Devco and Brayton Block 6 have been working on the redevelopment of five adjacent properties located on Appleton Avenue in the Village Centre, between Fire Station No. 1 and the Day Spring Therapeutic Massage Building. The first phase has been completed, which included an internal and external rehabilitation for three of the adjacent properties closest to the fire station, formerly home to The Quilted Basket, to make room for a single retail tenant.
Pink Lemonade Salon plans to relocate to this spot from Main Street sometime in September. The Village Board on Monday approved a conditional use permit to allow for Pink Lemonade to run a salon and spa at the new location.
In June, the Architectural Control Board approved a front facade renovation plan for the one story building next to Day Spring Therapeutic on Appleton Avenue that will be the new home to Just Kiln' Time, which also plans to relocate from Main Street to the larger space.
After the Village Board on Monday approved an amendment to the Planned Infill Development Overlay Zoning District, Brayton Devco can move forward with the final phase of redevelopment. This phase includes the removal of a deteriorated, two-story duplex that sits between the new spaces for Just Kiln' Time and Pink Lemonade. In its place will be a 5-foot pedestrian walkway that will connect the Appleton Avenue sidewalk with a public parking lot in the rear of the buildings, according to village documents.
"I think this is great," Village President Randy Newman said. "I think that it will solidify the parking we need on that side of the street."
The village plans to eventually relocate Fire Station No. 1, N88 W16631 Appleton Ave. Should a restaurant or new business set up there, the new parking lot can accommodate it, Newman said.
Currently, three separate parking lots sit in the rear of all the buildings. They will be reconfigured into a single, 40-stall lot.
Initially the developer had plans to allow for a 30-unit apartment building on the duplex space. Plans for that fell through, Trustee Steve Raymonds said.
Once Pink Lemonade relocates to the larger space, the business plans to expand from 13 full-time employees to 20, as well as increase its number of part-time employees. The salon and spa offers hair, nail, skin care, massage and retail service.
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