Self-storage — and coffee house — proposed for former Buick dealership

June 27, 2014 7:00 a.m. |

Muskego's former Salentine Buick dealership would be converted into a self-storage facility--and coffee house--under a new proposal pending in that community.
Alex Simic, who owns Storage Master LLC, would create 325 indoor storage units within 55,000 square feet and 186 outdoor spaces for outdoor storage, according to a proposal filed with the city. Part of the former dealership building would become a 3,000-square-foot coffee house.
"The coffeehouse would be called “MUG” Place standing for Muskego Urban Gathering Place," the proposal said.
"The intent of MUG Place is an environment where families can gather to enjoy refreshments, play board games, listen to local musicians and/or speakers," it said. The coffee house would include three meeting rooms available for rent.
The Salentine property is at S66 W14444 Janesville Road,  near Tess Corners Business Park. The dealership closed in 2013
A Plan Commission public hearing for a conditional use grant to allow the development is scheduled for Tuesday.

Milwaukee suburbs Fourth of July 2014 celebrations

June 20, 2014 9:30 a.m. |  


  • Parade: 9 a.m. July 4, the annual parade begins at Standish Place entrance to Bayside Middle School.

City of Brookfield

  • Parade: 10 a.m. July 4. Starting at Gebhardt Rd. to Calhoun Rd. onto North Ave. The parade will be followed by an ice cream social at the Civic Plaza, 2000 North Calhoun Rd.
  • Family Fest: 6 to 9 p.m. July 4, family fun with live entertainment, inflatables and food for all to enjoy at Mitchell Park, 19900 River Rd.
  • Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Mitchell Park.

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Social media photos of the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin

June 18, 2014 3:53 p.m. | Severe weather, from rain to hail to flooding, arrived in southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday morning.

Residents shared their views of the storms on social media, and we compiled some of the best photos for you.

View them in the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin Storify story.

Fire destroys trailer home in Franklin

June 14, 2014 9:56 a.m. | Six fire departments responded to a fire that destroyed a trailer home Friday night in the City of Franklin, the Franklin Police Department said.

The fire occurred at 6361 S. 27th St. The occupant of the trailer home escaped the fire and was not injured. The fire was reported at 10:55 p.m.

In addition to the Franklin Fire Department, the Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Hales Corners and Tess Corners fire departments responded to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

New option surfaces for Muskego High School weight room

June 04, 2014 4:22 p.m. | Replacing the Muskego High School weight room with a consolidated art and tech ed classroom seems to now have the inside track with the Muskego-Norway School Board.

The board seemed to favor the new idea over the previous plan which was to split weight room activities up between a study hall and a reconstructed weight room.

In August, the weight room floor was discovered to be deteriorated and to be too weak to safely hold up the weight room equipment. So, the weight machines were moved to the study hall which is on grade and the aerobic equipment such as bicycles were put into storage while a more permanent solution was sought.

Leaving the weight machines in the study hall permanently became a possibility when the School Board learned how much it would cost to make the weight room floor strong enough for them. But the floor could be made strong enough for the exercise bikes and until Monday, that split option seemed out in front of the others.

But the board liked the new classroom consolidation plan because it would be easier to supervise one weight room than having two locations and because the study hall was not ideally located being beside classrooms and farther from locker rooms. The art and tech ed rooms are both on grade.

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