Pick ‘n Save may get a gas station in the Falls; more stations likely

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Oct. 3, 2017

A rendering of the gas station that Roundy’s Supermarket Inc. is proposing for the Pick ’n Save at N77-W14435 Appleton Ave. in Menomonee Falls.
Submitted rendering

MENOMONEE FALLS — The Pick ‘n Save in Menomonee Falls may soon get a gas station if a zoning change request is approved by the village.

During the Plan Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, a recommendation may be made to the Village Board in response to a Roundy’s Supermarket Inc.’s request to amend the conditional use permit to allow a gas station to be added to the Pick ‘n Save at N77-W14435 Appleton Ave. Rezoning of the land would also be needed for the gas station to be constructed.

The proposal includes the installation of five double-sided fuel pumps and a 198square-foot kiosk building under a canopy.

Prior to Pick ‘n Save, the site was home to a Kmart and then a Sears Grand Store, which was vacated in March 2009. In December of that year, a conditional use permit was issued for the demolition of the vacant building and construction of the Pick ‘n Save store that is now there.

The Pick ‘n Save store contains a full-service grocery store, a pharmacy with a drive-thru, a full floral department, and a liquor department. The store is open 24 hours a day, employing approximately 59 full-time employees and 136 part-time employees.

Village staff is recommending that a public hearing be held on the gas station proposal.

More Pick ‘n Save gas stations are likely now that Kroger owns the grocer.

“Fuel stations are a go-to market strategy for Kroger and it is our intent to continue to pursue and develop a fuel program at select Pick ’n Save locations throughout Wisconsin,” said James J. Hyland, vice president of communications & public affairs and Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., in an email.