A truck is seen driving
by the former Sonny’s Party and Variety store Thursday
afternoon in Slinger.
John Ehlke/Daily News
SLINGER — The village’s Plan Commission recently
recommended granting a conditional use permit that would
the move and expansion of an existing village business
at a nearby larger location.
Tony Callen currently operates Cal Fitness in a 2,500
square-foot space at 331 E. Washington St. He sought the
CUP so he could move into a space of about 5,000
square-feet just a short distance away at
Washington St. to allow expansion. Both locations are
owned by the same landlord — Joyce Weyer — who has been
working with Callen to find a location with more space.
Callen plans on moving his business to the new location
which was formerly the site of Sonny’s Variety Store.
Village Planner Marty Marchek said “this is the
expansion of an existing business that is growing more
“I really need to have more space to operate my indoor
athletic/fitness facility and I will have more hours
where the business will be open at the new location,”
Callen told the Plan Commission.
Marchek said the new CUP is essentially the same as the
permit Callen has for his current operation except for a
minor adjustment in the hours of operation. The
operational plan for the business calls for the hours of
operation to be Monday-Friday from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. and
Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
“I don’t have any problem with their operating hours,”
said Plan Commission Chairman and Village President Russ
Brandt. “They are far enough away from a residential
area that there shouldn’t be a problem.”
According to the business’s proposed operational plan,
Cal Fitness will offer fitness classes as well as
equipment for self use. The client will have the option
to join a fitness class or workout on their own during a
class without feeling they are interrupting the class.
Fitness classes will include: Boot camp, cardio
kickboxing, TRX suspension training, Zumba, Tabata,
circuit training, yoga, strength training, dynamic trio,
sculpt ‘n tone and core training.
Special service will include personal training, group
training, kid camps and day care. Equipment available
for use will include treadmills, ellipticals, cable
machines, push and pull sleds, medicine balls,
physioballs and free weights.