Home News Sports Obituaries Lifestyles Entertainment Classifieds Customer Care Video ePaper Weather Homes Jobs Search Your Photos Advertisers

Local shopping center building sells

Mark Cosenza, a vice president with the Oak Brook, Ill.-based Inland Real Estate Acquisitions Inc., purchased a three-store retail center in Pleasant Prairie for $3.4 million.

The 9,000-square-foot strip center at 10288 77th St. is located on the outer ring of the of the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge. Its tenants are Batteries Plus, Heartland Dental Care and U.S. Cellular.

Cosenza purchased the center from the developer, Evo Properties LLC, a Milwaukee-based firm.



Developer buys more warehouse space in LakeView park

New York based industrial developer KTR Capital closed this week on a 271,057 square foot warehouse in Pleasant Prairie’s LakeView Corporate Park.

KTR’s new distribution center, located at 11200 88th Avenue in Pleasant Prairie, was constructed in 1998 with 31 truck docks, 460 parking spaces but upgraded in 2008. The building has two other adjacent tenants.

Location, location, location

7

If you’ve ever wondered why Realtors used that phrase: “Location, location, location,” you only have to ask some who list and sell properties in Kenosha and Racine counties.

For them, it means identical homes can increase or decrease in value and price because of location. It’s the No. 1 rule in real estate.

RadioShack files for bankruptcy

3

RadioShack Corp. filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday and plans to sell 2,400 of its stores nationally.

The embattled electronics retailer has designated one of its Kenosha stores as a clearance outlet where merchandise is discounted from 20 to 50 percent, while another local store is still operating normally for now.

KABA’s Battle receives national ‘40 Under 40’ honors

2

Over the past two years Todd Battle’s accomplishments have helped to orchestrate a massive Kenosha city and county economic development program that has made southeastern Wisconsin a much-watched territory for business relocation and expansion.

As a result, New York-based Development Counsellors International has recognized Battle, the president of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, as one of the economic development profession’s “40 Under 40” winners for 2015.

Herzing to celebrate golden anniversary

Herzing University will mark its 50th anniversary with a Thursday night gala at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee.

The for-profit institution, which was incorporated in Milwaukee on Jan. 29, 1965, has graduated more than 10,000 Wisconsin students, according to a news release.

Kenosha Meijer store to open in June

7

Meijer will open its Kenosha supercenter at 7701 Green Bay Road in June, the retailer announced Wednesday.

That, along with the concurrent opening of a store in Grafton, will mark the company’s official expansion into Wisconsin.

Land east of Somers Walmart eyed for future development

SOMERS — Town officials expect to meet with the new owners of a vacant 40-acre tract in a few weeks to discuss commercial development at the Somers Market Center, where Walmart and Sam’s Club are anchor stores.

In late December, RCG-Somers LLC., an affiliate of Atlanta-based RCG Ventures, a real estate development and management firm, purchased the land from Bank of America for $2.38 million, with plans to develop segments of the 40-acres for retail and business use.

Meijer construction progressing

7

The long-awaited opening of Kenosha’s Meijer store seems around the corner, as construction is nearing completion and company officials are preparing to make an announcement within the next few days.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based hypermarket retailer will did not disclose a hard date for the opening of the Kenosha store or any of the other three Wisconsin locations.

Southport Bank names new president, CEO

3

Southport Bank has a new president and chief executive officer.

The Kenosha-based bank on Friday announced the appointment of Russ Weyers to succeed Timothy Schadeberg, who departed at the end of 2014.

Local Video





See All Events Submit Events


  • Most Read
  • Most Commented
Get Out Today (Feb. 28)
Get Out Today (March 1)
UW requests ending duplicate sex assault reporting
KRAUTHAMMER: Iran deal has a fatal flaw
ROBINSON:Make the deal with Iran
GERSON: Scott Walker’s cynical comments
Best Bets (Feb. 28)
Trolley Dogs owner must move exhaust fan
30
At rural school, young teachers look at exits
18
Scott Walker is King of Kochworld
9
Keep the waiting period for handguns
8
Menominee march on Madison
7
Off-duty Kenosha firefighter aids in Chicago rescue
7
A trail of tears for the Menominee
6
Zion toolmaker moving to Kenosha
5
Casino deadline passes, but Menominee not ready to give up
5
A Life Remembered: Casa Capri owner put business, family ahead of himself
5

Latest Gas Prices

Area Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com

Photo Gallery






    Somers prepares mass mailing on incorporation

    The Town of Somers wants to be a village.

    News briefs: Numerous accidents reported during snowfall

    An unexpected snowfall created a hectic Thursday morning for local commuters and emergency crews as Kenosha Police and Kenosha Sheriff’s responded to 56 calls from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.

    Firefighter who died of cancer honored by area departments

    5

    A fallen Kenosha firefighter was honored by more than 20 departments during a 34-mile procession from Milwaukee to Kenosha late Wednesday night.

    More than 1,000 new apartments going up in area

    3

    Driven by the shortage of multi-family rental units, developers are coming to the forefront with plans for more than 1,000 new apartment units to be built over the next two years.

    Salem to consider funding for splash park, rec study

    SALEM — A feasibility study for construction of a zero-depth splash park and a recreation facility is on a list of items the town is considering funding as part of its 2015 capital improvement plan.

    Trolley Dogs owner must move exhaust fan

    4

    Trolley Dogs owner Joe Catuara has until June 30 to move his exhaust fan, after a Kenosha County circuit judge ruled the fan is a nuisance to the abutting property owner and her tenants.

    Co-defendant testifies in drug deal murder case

    3

    A man testified Thursday that he knew an April drug deal was going to be a robbery, contrary to what he told police after his arrest nearly a year ago.

    $10,000 bond set in arson case

    4

    A $10,000 cash bond was set Thursday afternoon for a Somers man accused of fighting with his live-in girlfriend and burning down his mobile home earlier this month.

    Bell addresses President’s Task Force on Policing

    1

    Back home in Kenosha after testifying before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing in Washington, D.C., Michael M. Bell reflected on what it meant to him and his determination to seize the opportunity.

    Fix It: Gateway-area red light takes its sweet time

    3

    Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It with a complaint about the length of time it takes for the red light to change on the traffic signal for westbound traffic on 35th Street to turn left onto 30th Avenue near Gateway Technical College.

    Kenosha prosecutors seek leeway in Zelich case

    Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors that the man accused of killing a woman here and dumping her body several years later is suspected of doing the same thing to someone in another state.

    Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill amid protests

    1

    MADISON — The Wisconsin state Senate passed a right-to-work bill Wednesday with just enough votes to send it on to the Assembly, where the Republican majority is wider, keeping the measure on a fast track that could put it before Gov. Scott Walker for his signature next week.