Many businesses in the
Mequon Town Center have opened this summer while
construction work continues to complete the project.
Photo by Mark Justesen
MEQUON — The Mequon Town Center is springing to life.
number of businesses are already open at the development
that has been under construction at Mequon and Cedarburg
roads for the better part of a year. Most of the 12
retail spaces are expected to be open by fall. At least
one of the 28 apartments is occupied.
While construction crews scurried about the site
midmorning last week, there was plenty of parking –
accessible from the Mequon Road entrance – available for
These businesses have opened:
Forward Dental. The first business to open its doors has
been seeing patients in its ground-floor suite in the
south building since June 15. It is one of 31 locations
of the dental practice in Wisconsin.
Supercuts. The franchise, being operated by Mequon
residents David and Carol Hagemeier, has been open for
Fischer Family Chiropractic. The business opened July 6.
In addition to modern facilities to treat patients with
the latest chiropractic techniques, it features a
classroom for seminars.
Health in Balance. The business, which also opened
earlier this summer, offers physical therapy, yoga,
personal training and workout facilities.
Elements Massage. Located in the east building, it is
expected to open by the end of this week. It has other
locations in Whitefish Bay and Elm Grove. Another is
open in Greenfield in October.
of the remaining retail spaces have been leased, said
Cindy Shaffer of Mequon, who is co-developing the
project with Blair Williams of WiRED Properties in
A model apartment in the
Mequon Town Center provides a view of a small park
along the Milwaukee River.
Photo by Gary Achterberg
are the other businesses already planning to move into
the Mequon Town Center and their status:
Ruby Tab. The wine bar is expected to open sometime in
Colectivo Coffee. The newest location of the coffee shop
that is expanding in both the Milwaukee and Madison
areas will open in fall. It will include a patio for
outdoor seating. Signs facing Cedarburg Road show they
Get Happy. The chocolatier is expected to open this
Leo and Lou. The store featuring children’s clothing and
candy is moving from Bayshore Town Center. It is owned
by Anna Zuckerman, who is involved with several other
Café Hollander. Construction work is in full swing for
the restaurant, which will be part of the Lowlands Group
restaurants located elsewhere in the Milwaukee area.
Work on the two-story building started about a month
ago. It will feature an extensive outdoor patio. It is
expected to open early in 2016.
Construction is just
getting started on one major element of the Mequon
Town Center. The free-standing, two-story Café
Hollander is expected to open early next year.
Photo by Mark Justesen
There are one or possibly two retail spaces and one
second-floor office suite left to be leased, Shaffer
Progress also is being made on the apartments, Shaffer
said. When the project is complete, there will be 25
two-bedroom apartments and three three-bedroom
apartments, all located above the first-floor retail
space in the east and north buildings.
model unit is ready for showings in the east building.
It features luxury vinyl plank throughout, stainless
steel appliances, granite, tile, enormous closets and a
two-sided fireplace visible from the living room and the
model unit opened to a small porch and provided a view
across Cedarburg Road to the small city park along the
Milwaukee River. Rent ranges from $2,400 to $4,200 a
“These are luxury apartments,” Shaffer said. “There’s
nothing else on the market like this.”
east building features a recessed third-floor with three
penthouse apartments. All have been leased; one already
is occupied, she said.
said that the retail amenities in the project, as well
as other nearby businesses, such as a grocery store and
the downtown Thiensville business district, make this
attractive place to live.
“Everything is here,” Shaffer said. “You would not have
to get in your car if you lived here.”
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