Commentary: Strauss Brands finally gets the OK to grow

Rendering: ESI Design Services
A rendering of the 152,000-square-foot meat processing facility Strauss Brands planned to build in Franklin. The company is now exploring the sale of the land instead. Rendering: ESI Design Services

It looked like Strauss Brands’ proposal for a new meat processing facility in Franklin was going to meet the same fate as a similar pitch the company made in Milwaukee, until the Franklin Common Council reconsidered the company’s plans and narrowly approved the project. The Franklin-based meat company’s request for a special use permit to

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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