What Businesses Should Occupy Mammoth Springs?

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, but in fall a major development could open up several business opportunities. What businesses should head to Sussex?

A $21.6 million opportunity for residential and retail growth is set to break ground sometime in fall if all goes will at the village government level.

As many residents already know, Arthur Sawall is planning to construct a seven-building complex with a mix of retail and residential spaces on Main Street and Waukesha Avenue. The construction would occur in phases with two "high-end housing" buildings coming first. According to the proposal, new multifamily or commercial buildings would arise annually from 2014 through 2019.

The village is prepared to invest roughly $4.7 million over the life of the project if the developer reaches construction benchmarks as time progresses.

But as new commercial spaces become ready for tenants, what businesses would you like to occupy those new spaces?

On Friday, Patch posted an article with the top five rated restaurants in Sussex listed on Yelp!. It was clear from readers that something is clearly missing in Sussex.

“It would help if Sussex actually had more quality restaurants to rate. Please, no more fast food or bars with (televisions) on every inch of wall space,” said Katie F. in the comments on the article.

Unfortunately, some of the top restaurants listed by Yelp! were in Pewaukee.

“How can you say Top Five restaurants in Sussex when two of them are in Pewaukee?” asked Nancy K.

Therefore, with numerous new business locations opening up in the next few years, what would you like to see at Mammoth Springs? Please tell us in the comments below, and let’s get the discussion started. 

Mike B February 26, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Maybe a non-chain bakery/coffee shop where someone can get a coffee, a donut, etc. But not a chain. Something where they make things fresh and it could actually be healthy. Could combine that also with a smoothie bar. Heck, my wife would even apply for a job at a place like that. That and a paddle boat rental place so you can go boating on the quarry there. ;)
DukeDaddy February 26, 2013 at 04:10 PM
How about another bar on that corner?
Nancy K February 26, 2013 at 06:17 PM
A gift shop with handmade items.
Sue S February 26, 2013 at 07:03 PM
I would love to see a sit down restaurant with great sandwiches and salads- maybe on the order of Loaf and Jug in Brookfield or Panera. We have too many sports bars and not enough places that serve something other than sports bar fare. We have lived in Sussex for almost 20 years and Tony Maronni's is the only place we eat in our own village. We need something new.
Mary February 26, 2013 at 11:26 PM
How about an ice cream shop (like Pop's in the Falls). It would be a perfect spot to take a break when biking or walking on the bug line
Derek February 27, 2013 at 01:38 AM
I would like to see a Penzey spices and Einstein bagels and possibly a wine/microbrew/tapas lounge. I think these places would fit this area nicely
Derek February 27, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Maybe a better , more authentic Mexican restaurant too. Su casa has gone down hill fast...
Me in the Falls February 27, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Sussex has most of the basics in retail already. Perhaps an office supply store would fill a void. I like the idea of small, unique shops, but they would have to draw people outside of Sussex to stay in business.


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