Culver’s to build new restaurant in Kenosha, near Amazon campus

Could open in October if approved by city

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Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:21 pm

A new Culver’s restaurant has been proposed for the southwest corner of Burlington Road and 120th Avenue in Kenosha.

The 5,272-square-foot, stand-alone restaurant would be built on a 0.79-acre vacant parcel located along the I-94 northbound off-ramp near Amazon’s fulfillment and distribution facilities, according to documents filed with the City of Kenosha.

The Culver’s would include a 122-seat dinging room, with additional seating for 24 people on its outdoor patio, and a drive-through. It would operate daily from 10 a.m. to midnight, employing a total of 60 people.

Construction is expected to begin within in eight to 10 weeks, with an anticipated September opening, said Thomas Harberg, one of the franchise’s owners and operators.

Harberg has partnered with franchisees Jeff Liegel and Chad Stevenson of S&L Companies, which owns 33 Culver’s locations in four states.

The project proposal, including a request from property owner Onward Investors LLC to rezone the land, will be reviewed by the City Plan Commission during a Feb. 7 meeting and by the Common Council during a March 18 public hearing.

The proposed restaurant would be the third Culver’s location in Kenosha, and the fourth Culver’s location in Kenosha County. Sauk City-based Culver’s has nearly 700 locations in the United States.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.