BEND - A $350,000 expansion of the Darrow Group’s
Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, 3210 W. Washington
St., West Bend, will absorb next-door neighbor White
House of Music.
city’s Plan Commission agreed to recommend rezoning the
0.87-acre lot, 3218 W. Washington St., to allow the
Darrow Group to renovate the existing 8,000-square-foot,
metal frame building into an auto repair shop and
accessories sales area for the dealership.
commissioners also approve the Darrow Group’s site plan.
Darrow Group, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, said it
plans to hire 10 additional employees with the
White House of Music, based in Waukesha, plans to move
to a new location in West Bend, Professional Consultants
Inc. President Chad Kemnitz said. Kemnitz represented
the Darrow Group during the commission meeting.
White House of Music sells, rents and repairs musical
instruments. Owner Christopher White has said he is
looking at other locations in the city.
the approval of the commission, Kemnitz said, Darrow
will complete its purchase of the White House of Music
plan to start in early September and we’ll be done by
Jan. 1,” Kemnitz said.
remodeling will add three overhead shop doors to the
building and remodel the front area, West Bend’s
Business and Development Planner Jim Reinke said.
White House of Music has been in West Bend since 2001.
The chain also has shops in Germantown, Wauwatosa and
Darrow Group has had a dealership in West Bend, where
the company was founded, since 1965. It also has Russ
Darrow Toyota at 2700 W. Washington St.