Anodyne Coffee to join Spur 16
Café first tenant named in Mequon Public Market

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

March 1, 2018

The Mequon Public Market will be modeled on the Milwaukee Public Market,
with various food and beverage vendors located under one roof.
Submitted image

MEQUON — Plans for Spur 16 are coming into sharper focus with Friday’s announcement that Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. will open a café in the Mequon Public Market.

The Milwaukee-based Anodyne is the first announced tenant for the public market, which will be located at 6300 W. Mequon Road and have approximately 10 vendors.

The Mequon Public Market will be located next door to St. Paul Fish Co., which will open its second restaurant in the historic “smokestack building” that is part of the planned 13.4acre second phase of the Town Center.

Developer Cindy Shaffer said a groundbreaking for the project – which, when fully built out, will include 156 apartments, townhomes and additional retail – is planned for April.

“After visiting the space and listening to the vision for Spur 16, we couldn’t be more excited to be involved,” said Matthew McClutchy, who owns Anodyne Coffee Roasting with his wife, Lacee. “We look forward to working with the other businesses in creating a unique market that Mequon and all North Shore communities will embrace as their own.”

The Mequon Public Market has named Jenni Vetter as its operations director, according to the news release from Shaffer Development announcing Anodyne’s involvement.

Pictured in front of the building that will eventually house the Mequon Public Market are, from left, Spur 16 Director of Operations Jenni Vetter, Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. owner Matthew McClutchy and Cindy Shaffer of Shaffer Development.
Submitted photo

“The Mequon Public Market will be the go-to destination for great food, local produce, music and culture – transforming the heart of Mequon, where the community can come together,” Vetter said.

Anodyne, a small-batch roaster established in 1999, now operates coffee shops in Bay View, Walker’s Point, Wauwatosa and inside the Milwaukee Public Market in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. St. Paul Fish Co. has been part of Milwaukee Public Market since it opened in 2005.

Shaffer urged residents to “stay tuned” because she expects to announce additional vendors that will be part of the Mequon Public Market “in the coming months.”

Shaffer added she expects the project to begin moving “full steam ahead” after the city approves details of the storm water management plans for the development. She said she anticipates an initial opening by late summer or early fall of this year. The townhomes and apartments will be complete by the spring or summer of 2019.

Spur 16 is being developed along Mequon Road just west of the railroad tracks and the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Much of the site was previously used by Mequon’s Public Works operations. The city purchased a property along Mequon Road to complete the parcel.

The Common Council selected Shaffer, a co-developer of the Mequon Town Center’s first phase, from several applicants to develop the site. The city sold the property to her for $1 plus the $60,000 broker’s fee. When fully built out, the site is expected to generate $387,000 in property taxes annually.

Spur 16 is the latest step in the development of the Town Center. Other projects that are recently finished or nearing completion are The Reserve, an 81-unit apartment development at 6835 W. Mequon Road and the 33-unit Dermond Property Investments project at 11130 N. Buntrock Road.

A multifaceted Foxtown development on the south side of Mequon Road will include a renovated brewery, other restaurants, apartments and free-standing homes. The initial phases of that project also are close to breaking ground.

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