Ross Dress for Less opens, Burger King in the works on Sunset Drive

Freeman Staff

Oct. 8, 2016

WAUKESHA — The new Ross Dress for Less had its soft opening Friday and will hold its grand opening today.

The store, 1110 W. Sunset Drive, offers clothing at deeply discounted rates — 20-60 percent off — and is in the newly-developed Shoppes at Fox River.

Doors opened at 9 a.m. and free totes were given to the first 500 customers. The store is also offering a $500 shopping spree and five $100 shopping sprees through an in-store raffle.

Also, the development’s project manager, Ross Gallentine of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, confirmed Friday that a Burger King is a new tenant at the building. It will take the place of the former Batteries Plus Bulbs, 215 E. Sunset Drive.

Burger King will employ about 30 workers and should be set to open by the end of November, Gallentine said. The fast-food restaurant is just under 1,900 square feet and will include a drive-thru and full-service kitchen. It’s been in the works since September after the company gained the proper approvals and permits, Gallentine said. The opening date of the new Panera Bread, which is also in the Shoppes at Fox River, wasn’t confirmed by Justin Knepper, Panera’s manager of development projects, before press time Friday.