Last updated on August 5th, 2020 at 12:52 pm
The vacant building next to West Bend City Hall is an eyesore, and the city has been trying to put it into the hands of the private sector for commercial redevelopment.
The Mutual Mall building, 1043 S. Main St., is owned by the city. Jay Shambeau, West Bend city administrator, said the city is working with a potential buyer who is interested in constructing a Bridgestone tire store there. The buyer has until August to indicate whether they will move forward with the purchase, he said. The site also drew interest last year from Milwaukee-based ICAP Development, though a deal never moved forward.
The city previously acquired the building and City Hall property from West Bend Mutual Insurance. The company once considered the area for a potential expansion, but eventually moved forward with other plans.