Real estate odds and ends

Olympus Flag & Banner expanding
Olympus Flag & Banner, a printer of banners, flags, backdrops and related items, recently broke ground on a 10,000-square-foot addition to its facility on Milwaukee’s northwest side. The expanded space, which is expected to be complete by the end of November, will house new printing equipment and staff the company has added throughout this year. “We have been fortunate to experience significant growth in 2010,” said Brian Adam, owner of the company. “In order to support our customers and allow for future business growth we felt the timing was right to expand our manufacturing facility.”

Replay Sports Bar opens on Milwaukee’s East Side
Replay Sports Bar opened recently on Milwaukee’s east Side on the corner of North and Farwell Avenues. Formerly the Twisted Fork restaurant and bar, the space recently underwent an interior space remodel of the 6,000 square-foot location. The new bar features 33 flat screen televisions, rare sports memorabilia and viewing areas devoted to the needs of sports fans.

Greenfield McDonalds to be re-built, will lose Solid Gold theme
The 4,400-square-foot Solid Gold McDonald’s restaurant, located at 5040 S. 76th St., Greenfield, will be replaced by a new 5,000-square-foot McDonald’s. The new restaurant will be a standard corporate McDonald’s design and will not have the 1950s and 60s rock and roll Solid Gold theme, said Greenfield planning director Chuck Erickson. “The new owner didn’t want that theme anymore,” Erickson said.

Dental clinic building planned in Greenfield
Cigno Family Dental Care plans to build a 4,000-square-foot dental office building at 7940 Layton Ave.

Taco Bell planned in Pewaukee
A new, 2,800-square-foot Taco Bell restaurant is planned for a vacant 1-acre lot at 1355 Capitol Dr. in the Village of Pewaukee.

CVS Pharmacy planned in Menomonee Falls
G.B. Wisconsin 2 LLC plans to build a CVS Pharmacy store at the northeast corner of Appleton Avenue and Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls.

Racine binding company to close in November
ISP Stitching & Bindery Products, a Racine-based binding firm, has informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it plans to close its facility at 3911 S. Memorial Drive on Nov. 30. All of the company’s 35 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure.
Harold Whiteside, vice president of business development and marketing with Samuel Strapping Systems, the Ontario, Canada-based corporate parent of ISP Stitching, said the Racine operations are being closed because of the continuing deteriorations of the binding industry in North America. “This was a tough decision,” he said. “Between the economy as it’s been and the impact of offshore product coming into the U.S., it’s become necessary to close the facility.”

Manpower reopens Pewaukee location
Manpower Inc. recently re-opened its Pewaukee branch at 2177 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee.

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