Vacant Sonic still to be replaced by Summit Credit Union

By Cara Spoto

Feb. 1, 2019

 Summit Credit Union says it still plans to construct a new branch at the site of the long-shuttered Sonic drive-thru at 2208 E. Moreland Blvd. The site is currently being used for vehicle storage by Infiniti Milwaukee, which is located next to the defunct eatery.
Cara Spoto/Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA ó Nine months after receiving final site plan approval from the Plan Commission, Summit Credit Union has confirmed that it still plans to construct a 3,900-square-foot branch at the site of the long-shuttered Sonic drive-thru at Moreland Boulevard and Springdale Road.

Jeremy Eppler, vice president of risk management and facilities for the credit union, said this week that construction of the new branch would likely start sometime in the late spring or early summer.

The branch will be Summitís second in Waukesha. Its other branch is at 1103 Spring City Lane, near The Shoppes at Fox River.

Under the plan approved by commissioners in April, the existing Sonic drive-thru would be demolished, replaced by a new building. The structure would have a drive-thru, three covered aisles for teller service and an ATM.

The proposed architecture for the building is slated to be similar in style to other Summit Credit Unions in the area, using angled roof lines, lots of glass, dark gray brick, and metal panels.

Sonic closed in August 2016.

The property around the building has recently been used for vehicle storage by Infiniti Milwaukee, which is located down the road from the defunct eatery.