vehicle is seen leaving the BP gas station on State Road
60 near a vacant store front Oct. 10 in Slinger. The
site was the former location of a Quizno’s Sandwich Shop
and could be the home of a new location for Enterprise
John Ehlke/Daily News
SLINGER — A proposed new car rental business in the
village is moving closer to an opening day after recent
action by the village’s Planning Commission.
Commission’s action does not need final approval by the
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is seeking to open the business
and its representative is Rent-A-Car Division Supervisor
Jim Flowers. The property, at 1136 E. Commerce Blvd. is
owned by Sherry Schaefer. According to documents
provided by the village, a rent-a-car business is
allowed on the property that is zoned B-2, but a
conditional is required to allow that type of business.
site will be built to clean the automobiles used for
rentals,” Schaefer said in the application. “Office
space (already available) on site will be used to rent
Flowers said in the business plan that accompanied the
CUP request that Enterprise plans to sublease about
1,500 square-feet of office space.
will not rent commercial trucks or sell automobiles out
of this location,” Flowers said in the plan. “Our
cliental ranges from customers of collision centers,
dealerships and business travelers to local retail
customers having their vehicles serviced in the area.”
Flowers said the maximum number of employees will be
three which includes full-time and part-time personnel.
pride ourselves on expanding into communities, creating
jobs and boosting the local economy,” Flowers said.
Village Planner Marty Marchek said the location and
number of parking spaces dedicated to Enterprise has
been confirmed with the property owner. He noted that
the conditional use permit is with the business and not
with the property.
Schaefer said Enterprise decided to establish a location
in Slinger because the closest area locations are in
West Bend, Grafton or Germantown which means there
should be plenty of need for the business in the Slinger
“They felt this was a central location for the Slinger,
Jackson, Hartford area,” Schaefer said. “They expect
about 15 vehicles will be on site once they open.”
Schaefer said the business location is the former site
of a Quizno’s Sandwich Shop, but has been gutted and is
basically a shell “They will have to do their own build
out,” Schaefer said. “They want to create an office
space and probably a wash bay so they can clean
Because of the large amount of work needed to prepare
the building for occupancy it’s a strong possibility the
building will not be completed before the end of the
“It’s more likely they will be able to open sometime in
early 2018,” Schaefer said.
According to the company’s website, Enterprise operates
in over 85 countries with more than 7,600 locations.
Founder Jack Taylor selected the name Enterprise as a
salute to the World War II aircraft carrier he served
on, the USS Enterprise. Flowers referred questions on
the project to Enterprise’s corporate office. They did
not provide comment for this story.