City of Pewaukee commission approves burger bar for former American building

Freeman Staff

May 21, 2016

CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Plan Commission unanimous approved a conditional use permit on Thursday to build a Point Burger Bar in the former American TV building on Westwood Drive. The permit also is asking to allow a tavern to be a part of the business. Veloce Indoor Speedway, a go-kart racing facility for adults and kids, is also in the same building.

Brian Ward, the owner of Ward’s House of Prime in Delafield and Milwaukee, told The Freeman that the Point Burger Bar is a collaboration between Stevens Point Brewery and Ward’s House of Prime. Ward felt very happy with Thursday’s outcome and said the burger place will fit nicely in the community.

“We are a family-friendly place,” Ward said.

During the meeting the topic of a tavern being close to a go-kart place arose. Ward said he spoke with the owner of the gokart track, who had no concerns.

“Veloce has security and their staff are trained to look out for intoxicated individuals,” he said.

Ward said if someone is going to become intoxicated and try go-kart racing, they will do it no matter where they drink.

“It is a non-issue,” Ward said.

Ward expects Point Burger Bar will attract business people during the day and couples and families in the evening.

The conditional use permit needs approval from the Common Council, which will discuss the topic during its June 6 meeting.