Patch's Top Business Stories: An Out-of-Town Proposal Tops the List

The most read business story in Menomonee Falls in 2012 was about a proposal that isn't even in Menomonee Falls; but it's close enough.

Every day between now and the end of the year, Menomonee Falls Patch will feature the most popular stories of the year — broken down by topic.

It’s our business to know about business, and when a new business opens in Falls you know Menomonee Falls Patch will cover it.

It’s funny, though. The top business story on Menomonee Falls Patch isn’t even open, and it’s also not going to locate in Falls. However, there were several other business stories that caught readers’ attention in 2012.

5. Toppers Pizza is Coming to Menomonee Falls  

The corner of Pilgrim Road and Main Street was a hot topic of discussion as the former Piggly Wiggly was destroyed. People wanted to know what was going on there – since half the village drives past that corner daily it seems. Well, here’s the news on at least one of those businesses.  

4. Planners Set Opening Date For Walmart Neighborhood Market  

For years, Falls residents wanted to see some kind of activity on the Main Street corridor. A Walmart Neighborhood Market was the solution crafted by Gatlin Development Co., and now that project is complete and the Walmart is open.  

3. Angelo's Café Vino Closes Its Doors Permanently  

Menomonee Falls said goodbye to one business, but shortly said hello to another. Just months after Angelo’s closed its doors, AJ’s Live opened up and is hosting live music once again.  


The Radisson Hotel has been a center of controversy since its doors opened last year. In this story, Menomonee Falls Patch broke the news about the village’s foreclosure suit, which is still being hashed out by all the interested parties.  


It’s been in the rumor mill for years in Menomonee Falls. Now, Olive Garden plans to build a restaurant in…Germantown. However, it’s right on County Line Road, so Menomonee Falls Patch will continue to cover the development as it moves forward.

Other Big Stories of 2012

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Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) December 28, 2012 at 01:45 PM
In summary, MF is a terrible place to want to have a business because of too many regulations and taxes, and the village board is a bunch of racketeers.
W . Benz December 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Free $$$$ money Grants - TIF's - Bid's -- It's good for the Corp / Business Not so much for the Taxpayer.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) December 28, 2012 at 04:02 PM
"I enjoy owning a $18 million hotel", said no MF taxpayer, ever.


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