Willow Tree Cafe will target an opening in May or June, with a local businesswoman at the helm.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Week in review for September 16-22 takes us to court, along the freeway, and along Janesville Road; what stories did you miss?
While the summer may have been a bit sleepy for 'hard news' in Muskego, we're revisiting the top stories of the week to catch everyone up on what's happened in and around the city. A story that we have been following since last September came to an end as Annmarie Schulte was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of two counts of child sexploitation. A local business, which closed in May sees continuing problems as Mama Mia's is sued for back rent by the owner of the Muskego Centre mall. As road construction reveals a prettier version of Janesville Road, the city could extend loans to more of the businesses along the route to spur a facelift for them as well. Looking forward to 2013, the city could save $70,000 on the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Adding insult to injury, the restaurant, which went out of business in May, is being sued for nonpayment of rent totalling more than $24,000
Mama Mia's owner Jodine Paulsen told Muskego Patch after they closed their doors that the restaurant just couldn't overcome some of its financial difficulties and had to make the tough decision to call it quits. However, the book may not be closed on the troubles the restaurant had, as the company that owns the building, Wave Management in Cedarburg, is now suing Paulsen and Tabitha Lynn McBride as co-owners of Mama Mia's. Civil court documents indicate that Wave is seeking $24,828.80 in back rent and other costs. Paulsen and McBride assumed ownership of the restaurant in June of 2011 from Robert and Kim Bohman, and a lease agreement with Wave was then extended to 2017. The documents were not specific as to which months were delinquent, …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Book-ended by holidays and a festival, the first unofficial week of summer provided everything in the way of weather, but a quiet hard news week otherwise.
No city meetings this week equated to a quiet 'hard news' cycle for Muskego, but plenty was happening as Memorial Day events began the week and the first Jammin' on Janesville finished it off. May 29: Borst land becomes Badertscher Preserve; what's in the planning May 31: Hello - Island Ice Cream hopes to open by first day of summer May 31: Taking the 'Jam' out of 'Jammin' June 1: Goodbye - Mama Mia's closing is a matter of economics June 1: Jammin' on Janesville launched a cool start to the festival season
Friday, June 1, 2012
Simple income and outgo didn't add up for restaurant, which says it would do things differently if there's a next time.
Muskego Patch had the chance to talk with Mama Mia's owner Jodine Paulsen, who was grateful for the opportunity to wish her customers well and clarify why the otherwise popular family Italian restaurant did not fare so well in Muskego. "Really, it came down to us taking on a lot of obligations when we took over the restaurant about a year or so ago, and we just couldn't overcome that," Paulsen said. She said that in retrospect the decision to keep the same name may have been ill-advised, as she felt previous patrons did not have a good association with the restaurant. Despite rehiring and retraining staff, Paulsen said it was hard to rebuild a reputation after that. She was quick to thank Muskego and loyal patrons who also connected with …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A quick tour around the city reveals there's almost no stone unturned when it comes to change.
After a near-ideal weekend, it was obvious it was back to work as usual, and a quick trip around town told the story of literally hitting the road, figuratively hitting the road and laying a new road. Durham Drive construction began its final phase as a second lift of asphalt was laid, often bringing traffic to a standstill along the one-and-a-half mile route on Tuesday. The project started in April of 2011 and completed its first phase in early November; work should be completed by the end of the week. Janesville Road reconstruction also continued, often drawing remarks from residents at just how deep the excavation of the road is. At points along the route between Lannon Drive and Moorland Road, a 12-foot drop off has been dug to …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Mama Mia's employee is charged after he refuses to leave the business after getting fired.
A 37-year-old Greenfield man is facing charges after he allegedly wielded a knife and refused to leave a Muskego restaurant after he was terminated from his job. Joseph K. Neusen was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he could face up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On March 14, Neusen came into his job as a cook at Mamma Mia’s when he was told by the manager he was fired. Neusen became upset with the news, began yelling, then grabbed a 10 inch bread knife and began to strike a counter. He then pointed the knife at the manager and said “you’re next.” Neusen then walked out of the back door of the restaurant, then walked back in via…