Thursday, December 27, 2012
The top business stories in 2012 include the opening of Duluth Trading Company, changes in the roll-your-own cigarette industry, a couple local businesses that closed and some planned renovations in Port's downtown.
Editor's note: The Port Washington and Saukville area saw plenty of business developments — from new businesses announced to others closing as well as major renovations — throughout 2012. The following recaps the most-read business stories of every month. The top stories are based solely on the number of readers in the given month. For more business information in the Port Washington and Saukville area, visit Patch's business section.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Development plans for the former M&I building includes expansion and renovations of Harry's Restaurant next door.
Big changes are taking place with the former M&I building and Harry's Restaurant in downtown Port Washington, but developers are confident the new design will blend well with the city's historic feel. Developer Gertjan van den Broek of Renew Port Holdings LLC, who also owns the Harry's Restaurant building, has been working hard to meet deadlines on renovations to the former M&I building, 122 N. Franklin St., after purchasing the property earlier this year. On Tuesday, the city's Design Review Board approved plans that will add 18 condos and four retail storefront spaces as part of the renovations, according to an Ozaukee Press article. The design calls for the construction of a building between the former M&I building and Harry's …
Friday, May 11, 2012
An anonymous donation of up to $1 million will allow the Port Washington Historical Society to purchase and renovate the former Business Men’s Club building for use a museum; the society will also occupy the building at 205 N. Franklin Street for use as a
The Port Washington Historical Society is moving, and thanks to a $1 million anonymous donation, the transition will include quite the upgrade. The society is leaving its former home — a small, temporary spot on Grande Avenue — to move in downtown, where it will occupy two historic locations. Historical Society Board President Jackie Oleson called the donation "a transformational gift." "The gift was directed to save another historic building from demolition and devote it to showcasing the history of Port Washington," Oleson said in a press release. "Through the considerable generosity and vision of this family, the Port Washington Historical Society will acquire and renovate the former Business Men’s Club building located at 118 N. …