— Firehouse Subs and Verizon Wireless are the latest businesses
to express interest in locating at a new strip mall at the corner
of North Grandview Boulevard and Silvernail Road, according to
city planning staff.
five-storefront development — located near the recently
completed Panda Express — is still under construction, but so
far at least three business have pulled sign permits to locate
there: Great Clips, Firehouse Subs and Verizon Wireless.
Friday, a spokeswoman for Firehouse Subs confirmed that
franchisees Kurt Kloba and Bill Rowe, were behind what would be
Waukesha’s second Firehouse Subs location.
city’s first Firehouse Subs, which is run by different
franchisees, opened in April 2017 at 180 E. Sunset Drive.
and Kloba, who together own Firehouse Subs locations in New Berlin
and Menomonee Falls, are expected open their Grandview Boulevard
and Silvernail Road location this summer, said Vanessa De La Viña,
local public relations manager for Firehouse Subs. They plan to
hire between 15 and 20 employees for the new location, with hiring
expected to begin in early May, De La Viña wrote in an email.
portion of every purchase made in Firehouse Subs restaurants is
donated to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which
provides life-saving equipment and education opportunities to
first responders and public safety organizations across the
country. Last year, the foundation awarded more than $24,000 to
the New Berlin Fire Department.