Kwik Trip planning gas station, retail store in Somers

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Kwik Trip planning gas station, retail store in Somers

kwiktrip-shutterstock_3819949601LaCrosse-based Kwik Trip purchased 40 acres of land for $3.9 million north of Highway S, just east of Interstate 94 in the Town of Somers and is planning to open a gas station and retail store on about 10 acres of the property.

The remaining land will likely be sold and developed for a spec warehouse building, said Hans Zietlow, director of real estate at Kwik Trip.  The entire parcel will likely be developed in 2018, Zietlow said.

“We had to buy the whole 40 acres to get the property, this happens quite often,” Zietlow said. “We wanted to build a travel center on the interstate and looked at every intersection from Milwaukee to the state line. This was the only one that was large enough, that had the right zoning and the access we needed.”

In addition to its the gas stations and retail stores, Kwik Trip has a large in-house real estate development company. Kwik Trip opens 40 to 50 stores a year and also develops several other properties per year, Zietlow said.

Milwaukee/NARI Home & Remodeling Show back at State Fair Park

The annual Milwaukee/NARI Home & Remodeling Show will be held Oct. 7-9 at State Fair Park’s Expo Center. Guests include Former Green Bay Packer Leroy Butler, who will share his favorite recipes, gardening expert Melinda Myers and Randy Miller from Alright Home & Remodeling.

KABA to host  one-day leadership development experience

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) is hosting Inspire 2016 on September 28 – a unique, one-day leadership development experience for established and emerging leaders within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Journey Church in Kenosha. The cost for the entire day of programming is $100 for members of KABA ($125 for non-members).

The event will feature inspirational messages from high-caliber speakers; breakout working sessions to guide your leadership action planning; and interactive opportunities to network and socialize with peer leaders.

Fine Furnishing Show returns Sept. 16-18

Aaron Maes, Rugged Cross Fine Art Woodworking LLC
Aaron Maes, Rugged Cross Fine Art Woodworking LLC

The 11th annual Midwest Region Fine Furnishings Show returns Sept. 16-18 at the Muellner Building at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. This year the show welcomes Kyle Huntoon, furniture designer and finalist of HGTVs | Ellen’s Design Challenge.

Learn tips and tricks to master Green Design, explore Milwaukee’s rich architectural history, and enjoy exhibits of quilts, metalwork and see the student work of our future craftsmen.


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