Main Street Reopens

All orange barrels must come to an end …
and so it is with the Phase II Main Street Improvement Project in Menomonee Falls. Main Street has officially reopened as of Friday, September 14, 2018.

We are told there is only some minor landscape work, details and clean-up to be accomplished in the next week or so.

Night on the Riverwalk

Family Fun! Live Music! Vendors! Beer Garden!

Mill Pond Plaza and the Beer Garden will have something special on Friday, September 21 from 5-9 PM.

5:00 – 9:00 PM Beer Garden & Vendors
5:00-6:30 PM – Family Fun sponsored by the YMCA
6:30-9:00 PM Live Music by a Downtown favorite, Sorry We’re Open

This nighttime event has something for everyone!

main street construction mascotDowntown Menomonee Falls road improvements continue:

UPDATE for Week of 9/10/18

The striping crew started painting the crosswalks and new pavement on 9/7. Planters and stamped concrete are complete and we are told that if the weather stays nice they should be done soon! Watch for minor, temporary lane closures/shifting during painting this weekend.

UPDATE for Week of 9/3/18

Welcome back to school! Crews are one step closer to finalizing the Main Street Improvement project. Remaining work includes striping, construction of decorative planters, stamped concrete and landscaping on Main Street west of Appleton. We are told that work should continue for about two weeks and traffic control and detour will stay in place until most of the work is complete.

UPDATE for Week of 8/27/18

Main Street Improvement Project beginning to wrap up now that all four quadrants of the Appleton/Main intersection have been paved. Once concrete has cured, and pavement has been striped, eastbound traffic will be switched back to the south side of Main Street allowing the north side of Main Street to be graded and paved between Appleton & Hoyt. Next step will be to complete sidewalk work on Main between Appleton & Hoyt.

UPDATE for Week of 8/20/18

Main Street Improvements are moving along smoothly and we are told that as of 8/20/18 the concrete pavement portion of the project is complete!

– Southwest quadrant in front of Sal’s Pub & Grill, and the concrete paving west on Main is complete; concrete will be curing this week.

– Eastbound traffic on Main Street remains open, but traffic has been moved to the north side of the street. The DO NOT ENTER signs are visible when attempting to continue westbound on Main at Appleton as a precaution.

– Detour continues for westbound Main Street traffic: Appleton to Roosevelt to Shady Lane.

– All concrete pavement has been poured for improvements on Main Street between Appleton & Hoyt. Driveway work is ahead, with replacement of all sidewalk and curbs.

UPDATE for Week of 8/13/18

Detour of Westbound Main Street Traffic will continue as the final quadrant of the Main & Appleton intersection (in front of Sal’s Pub & Grill) gets underway.

  • It is anticipated that next week crews may move eastbound traffic to the north side of Main Street to begin removals of curb on the south side of Main Street including the Southwest corner of the intersection of Appleton and Main (Sal’s Pub & Grill).

UPDATE for Week of 8/6/18

Detour of Westbound Main Street Traffic (north on Appleton, west on Roosevelt, and south on Shady Lane – Eastbound traffic will remain on Main Street) the contractor will continue concrete work on the Northwest quadrant of the intersection (Bank of Flowers) and westerly on Main Street out to Hoyt. Concrete pavement in the Appleton/Main intersection occurred on 8/3.

Next week, construction crews will:

  • Relocate power poles near Hoyt and Main.
  • Pour concrete walk subject to concrete cure and weather mid week.
  • By end of week, possibly move eastbound traffic to the north side of Main Street to begin removals of curb on the south side of Main Street including the Southwest corner of the intersection of Appleton and Main (Sal’s Pub & Grill).

UPDATE for Week of 7/30/18

Improvement work continues on the Main Street & Appleton Avenue intersection. This week work will continue on the northwest quadrant in front of Bank of Memories.

The “No Right on Red” signs have been covered temporarily to keep traffic moving through the intersection as efficiently as possible.

UPDATE for Week of 7/23/18

Phase II of the Main Street Road improvement project  began June 14 and expected to last 12 weeks, weather permitting.

This project will reconstruct the Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection, and Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue. Improvements will include adding a pedestrian crosswalk, bump outs, and planter beds.

Read the update for Week #6 …

Update for Week of 7/16/18:

  • The detour has begun!
  • Westbound traffic through Downtown on Main Street is now being detoured; drivers must go left or right at the stop light.
  • Detour is north on Appleton, west on Roosevelt, and south on Shady Lane.
  • Eastbound traffic will remain on Main Street. This detour will remain in place for the remainder of the improvement project.

Starting Next Week (7/23) – work on the Northwest quadrant of the intersection, in front of Bank of Flowers:

  • Removal of the concrete walk and curb/gutter is scheduled for early in the week.
  • Concrete is scheduled to be poured, subject to weather, mid-week.
  • Removal and repaving of roadway scheduled for end of week.

For further information

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2018 Sneak Peek

Alumni Club Tavern & Eatery

Poppy & Thyme logo

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Downtown Menomonee Falls with five new businesses setting up shop, and one hometown favorite undergoing a facelift:

  • Fiddleheads Coffee will start construction on their new location in the Koehler-Zahn house at the corner of Garfield & Appleton Avenue in January.
  • The old fire station #1 on Appleton Avenue will be converted into a restaurant by the owners of Leff’s Lucky Town. The bar and restaurant is currently being called The Fire Station. Construction to start in January.
  • Quizno’s will open a location next to Planet Fitness on Appleton Avenue with plans to open soon—no definite opening date set.
  • Downtown Menomonee Falls welcomes Poppy & Thyme, a bath, body and gift store opening March 1, next door to the soon-to-open Alumni Club on Appleton Avenue.
  • Alumni Club opening is planned late February.
  • Nino’s Italian Bakery & Deli will start their remodel project in January.

Additional Parking Lot at Former Classic Bike Shop on Roosevelt

The Village of Menomonee Falls bought the former Classic Bike Shop property on Roosevelt Drive just west of Mill Pond Park. This buildings on the property will be razed to create additional parking.

Alumni Club under construction

Be prepared to be surprised! Owners Mike and Karlyn Teipner have gutted this space and a complete makeover is underway to include outdoor seating on Appleton Avenue with access to the restaurant by a roll-up overhead door.

This tavern and eatery will have a full restaurant and bar menu and specialize in pizza. Restaurant opening is planned for this summer!

Read the Menomonee Falls NOW story here.

Alumni Club construction photo

Alumni Club plans to open in late February 2018 once it’s new home undergoes a complete renovation. The overhead door will open to outdoor seating.

Alumni Club construction photo

Construction on the Alumni Club is almost complete, and completely awesome!

Alumni Club under construction

Alumni Club in Menomonee Falls, renovation progress as of 1/3/18.