Martini Pete’s to expand

News Graphic Staff

June 25, 2015

GRAFTON — Martini Pete’s, 1315 Wisconsin Ave., in Grafton is getting larger after owner Peter Olds got approval to expand the cocktail bar into the adjoining space to the south, previously occupied by Merle Norman.

The Grafton Plan Commission OK’d the request Tuesday. The business will use 2,000 square feet with the expansion, with the new space being used as a lounge area, according to a report by Village Planner Jessica Wolff.

According to the plan of operation submitted by Olds in May, the added lounge space will be a seating area for customers and also serve as an area for private parties, wine, beer or liquor tastings and a venue for live music or entertainment.

Olds’ plan of operation listed July 1 as the opening date for the expansion.

Another business had previously applied for a conditional use permit in that space, but the owner of the property changed his mind in favor of Olds’ expansion, Wolff said.