install trusses on a building under construction on
Beloit Road just west of Moorland Road in New Berlin.
BERLIN — Families here will soon have a few more dinner
options on the table, after the city recently broke ground
for two drive-thru restaurants at Beloit and Moorland roads.
a year after the Prospect Creek shopping center was approved
for construction, a Panera Bread and an Arby’s are taking
shape on the lot. A third building, slated for retail, will
become the new home of a Mattress Firm and a Papa John’s
Pizza, according to Greg Kessler, New Berlin director of
development. A Firestone Complete Auto Care sits adjacent to
the three-acre lot.
Arby’s restaurant will span 3,006 square feet and be
located on the western portion of the lot. Panera will
occupy about 4,320 square feet and include a small outdoor
patio. Both of the restaurants will feature drive-thru
access for diners.
The metal frame of
a new building sits on a construction site at the
intersection of Moorland and Beloit Roads in New
Mattress Firm and Papa John’s Pizza will split
approximately 6,400 square feet in the two-tenant building,
located on the southeastern portion of the lot, facing
Moorland Road. Several road and lighting projects are
underway to improve wayfinding and patron safety there.
attributed the rise of the development to a recovering
seeing more confidence in the market, more demand for
single-family developments and retail is starting to
rebound,” Kessler explains. “All you have to do is look
at what’s happening in the region to see that.”
shopping complex comes on the heels of much new business in
New Berlin, including the Walmart Supercenter on Greenfield
Avenue and the recent opening of the new 156,000square-foot
Costco Wholesale on Grange Avenue.
whole area in New Berlin is doing pretty hot,” said New
Berlin Mayor Dave Ament. “We’re trying to promote the
economic development here, in areas that are appropriate.
But we want to make sure this growth is consistent with the
rural and suburban character of New Berlin.”
city says it is trying to prevent a similar boom that
happened in the 90s that left New Berlin with businesses
“that were coming and going.” Ament said areas such as
that on Beloit and Moorland have long been slated for
development — but “high-quality” opportunities have
only recently come around for consideration.
been here since 1954, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen
it better,” said Ament. “It’s a good time to be mayor
of New Berlin. The future is very bright for the city.”
Prospect Creek shopping center is expected to be open
following the first of the new year.