This vacant building southeast of West Capitol Drive and North Calhoun Road was once home to Pepino’s Italian restaurant. Instead of spaghetti and meatballs, the only thing it’s been serving up lately is sore eyes.
It could have a new look soon. About a year ago, Brookfield-based investor Mishkaat Investment LLC proposed remodeling the building and constructing a new 11,800-square-foot retail building next to it. Dan Erl, Brookfield director of community development, said the project was approved by the city. He said he expects the developer will soon apply for building permits.