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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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…)

Photo of Village Centre sign

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.


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.

beer garden photo

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…)