main street construction mascotDowntown Menomonee Falls road improvements continue:

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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Menomonee Falls Downtown is honored to be one of 8 communities taking part in the official Wisconsin Main Street Day #WIMain Street Day on Tuesday, 7/10 at 2:00 pm, presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Two new businesses being highlighted are both restaurants under construction and will feature outdoor seating and contribute foot traffic to the growing downtown shopping and dining district in Menomonee Falls.

The Fire Station project, a is utilizing historic tax credits and a Community Development Investment grant to convert the former Fire Station #1 into a restaurant owned and operated by restaurantrepreneur Chris Leffler,

First Station Menomonee Falls rendering

Fiddleheads Coffee Shop is converting another historic building, the Koehler-Zahn House, into an additional location for the popular regional coffee shop chain.

Fiddleheads Menomonee Falls

 

The Downtown Business Improvement District has many opportunities for businesses. Get in on a good thing: http://www.menomoneefallsdowntown.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/mfallsbid_development-recruitment-packet.pdf


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Pardon our dust while
the Village continues the improvements to Downtown Menomonee Falls!

WEEK #5 Update:

Crews worked on the Northeast quadrant concrete removal (Centennial Plaza) this week; paving is planned for Friday 7/13.

Plans for week of 7/16:

  • Early in week: Allow concrete to cure in Northeast quadrant
  • Mid-week: Tentatively switching traffic control to the Northwest quadrant (Bank of Flowers) approximately on Wednesday subject to concrete cure and weather.
  • This will also officially begin the detour of Main Street traffic. Main Street will only be open to east-bound vehicles, while west-bound vehicles will be detoured; north on Appleton, west on Roosevelt, and south on Shady Lane.
  • End of week: Reconstruct curb and sidewalk at Northwest quadrant of Intersection.

WEEK #4 Update:

Crews have shifted work to the Northeast quadrant of the Appleton and Main intersection, in front of Centennial Plaza.

  • Right hand turns will NOT be allowed from westbound Main Street to Northbound Appleton.
  • Northeast corner crosswalks will be closed so that no pedestrians will try to walk through the construction area.

WEEK #3 Update:

Crews will be completing work on the Southeast quadrant (Nino’s Bakery) and switching to the Northeast quadrant (Centennial Plaza):
  • Paving and clean-up will wrap up in front of Nino’s Thursday and Friday; concrete will be curing over the weekend and traffic control could switch to the Northeast quadrant as early as Tues., July 3 depending on weather conditions.
  • When the crews shift to the Centennial Plaza quadrant, there will be no right hand turn allowed from westbound Main Street to Northbound Appleton.
  • Northeast crosswalks will be closed so that no pedestrians will try to walk through the construction area.
  • By the end of the week of 7/2, curb, gutter and some sidewalk work could be under way.

WEEK #2 Update:

Crews will continuing work on the South East Quadrant, in front of Nino’s Bakery

  • Traffic Control – South East Crosswalks (in front of Nino’s) will be closed so that no pedestrians will try to walk through the construction area. No other major changes are anticipated.
  • Curb and Gutter in the South East quadrant should be constructed during the beginning of the week and additional pavement removal is expected during the rest of the week.
  • Sidewalk installation of the South East quadrant is expected later in the week, subject to weather.

WEEK #1 Update:

• Concrete cutting at the southeast corner of Appleton Avenue & Main Street will begin by 6/15.
• Nino’s Bakery front entrance will be closed temporarily, side entrance will be used and marked with signs.
• Concrete removal and replacement will proceed following the cutting.
• Right turns onto Main Street will be restricted for northbound traffic for 2-3 weeks; access east Main Street via Mill Street or Cleveland.


Overview

Phase II of the Main Street Road Construction will begin the week of June 11. This project will reconstruct:

  • Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection, and
  • Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue adding a pedestrian crosswalk, bump outs, and planter beds.

Downtown Business Impacts

  • All businesses will remain open and accessible during road construction.
  • During the Appleton Avenue & Main Street intersection work, the side entrances to Nino’s Bakery, Bank of Memories and Sal’s Pub will be used. The front entrances for these three businesses will alternately close temporarily as crews work in the area. The side, alternate entrances will be marked and easily accessible.
  • Right turns from northbound Appleton Avenue will be restricted for the first 2-3 weeks of construction.

Traffic Impacts

  • Westbound traffic on Main Street will be detoured north on Appleton Avenue, west on Roosevelt Drive and south on Shady Lane.
  • Eastbound traffic on Main Street is intended to be maintained for the duration of the project.

Parking Impacts

  • The Main Street public parking lot at the entrance to North Middle School will remain open.
  • On-street parking spaces on Main Street between Appleton Avenue & Hoyt Drive will be unavailable.

For further information

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Falls Memorial Fest Parking

Plein Air Painting Competition

Vendor Applications Now Accepted!

2018 Beer Garden Opens June 15

Downtown BID Celebrates 25 Years!

2018 BID Board Changes

2018 Sneak Peek

2017 in Review

Main Street Project Update

Beer Garden Opens September 15!

Falls Memorial Fest Parking map

Only a few days until Falls Memorial Fest in Downtown Menomonee Falls on Saturday, May 26.

Free festival, free parking! Falls Memorial Fest has it all!

Parking Map Falls Memorial Fest

 

Falls Memorial Fest has added a Plein Air Painting Competition to the festivities! (more…)

Falls Memorial Fest photo 2017

Vendor Applications are now being accepted for Falls Memorial Fest 2018 (more…)

2017 Beer Garden photo

The 2018 Menomonee Falls Downtown Beer Garden season opens Friday, June 15! (more…)

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25 Year BannerThe Downtown Village Centre Business Improvement District was created in 1993 by the Village of Menomonee Falls in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin, and is celebrating 25 years of serving the community.

The MISSION of the Menomonee Falls Business District is to improve, maintain, and promote the downtown as a destination for the benefit of all; enhance downtown economic viability and provide a sense of community.

Check out the list of BID members in the Downtown.

Photo of Pete Sorenson of Pete's Main Street Headliners in Menomonee Falls

BID Board Changes for 2018

Downtown thanks outgoing Board Member Mary Lahti, owner of Bianca Bridal, for her service to the Downtown BID Board.

We welcome to Pete Sorenson, owner of Pete’s Main Street Headliners, a newly appointed Board Member as of January 1, 2018.

Thank you to the 2018 BID Board members who volunteer their time and talent for the benefit of the community.

http://menomoneefallsdowntown.org/bid-board/

 

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.

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2017 was an exciting year for the Downtown Village Centre BID.   (more…)

Main Street six ton weight limit sign

Downtown Business Improvement District Is On The Grow!

Phase I of the Main Street Reconstruction Project is complete and Downtown Menomonee Falls is proud to show off our new look! Improvements include:

  • Main Street Reconstruction between Water and Grand:
    • Resurfacing of Main Street
    • Creation of six concrete bump outs which will add to existing sidewalk space and enlarge outdoor seating areas
    • Creation of 12 parallel parking stalls on the Main Street Bridge
    • Striping of three new crosswalks with shorter crossing distances
    • Installation of raised planters containing trees and flowers/plantings
    • Addition of new street furnishings including benches, bicycle racks, and trash cans
  • 6 Ton weight limit signs posted. Read Main Street Trucking Weight Limit Flyer. This project complements the recent decommissioning of Hwy. 74 through Menomonee Falls which will phase-in the restriction of large semi-trucks and slow down traffic through our Downtown.
  • Centennial Plaza enhancements for Beer Garden.Main Street planters   Main Street 6 Ton Weight Limit sign

 

Beer Garden logoThe Beer Garden at Centennial Plaza opens Friday, September 15 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and will be open every Friday night through October 27. (more…)