Thursday, July 5, 2012
In a surprise announcement on Facebook, 8-twelve said it was opening for dinner July 5 and taking no reservations its first weekend.
Batter up: the grill is open. 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill, the partnership between Brewers left-fielder Ryan Braun and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, announced its opening Thursday, just minutes before it said the doors would open at 4 p.m. The restaurant with the name taken from the MVP's jersey numbers (Braun’s eight and Rodgers’ 12), is located at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., in the former Charro pan-Latin restaurant, in the Town of Brookfield. "We wanted to let our online friends be the first to know, we will open for dinner tonight at 5pm," the restaurant unveiled on its Facebook page. "We will be taking walk-ins only throughout the weekend. Check http://www.8-twelve.com/ for our menu & more information" Omar Surg, co-owner and president of SURG …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Open job interviews will be held Thursday through Saturday at the former Charro restaurant — soon to be 8-twelve, the joint venture of MVPs Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers.
A possible perk of the job? Meeting Ryan Braun and Aaron Rodgers. 8-twelve, the restaurant venture of the two MVPs, is holding open job interviews this week to hire bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, line cooks, dishwashers and prep cooks. Interviews (bring resumes) will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the restaurant site, 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., Town of Brookfield, formerly Charro. The restaurant, slated to open in June, is the second Braun-SURG Restaurant Group partnership and the first for Rodgers. Braun partnered with SURG on Graffito on Water Street in Milwaukee. 8-twelve will feature American fare, including burgers, steak and other grilled food. JSOnline.com dining critic Carol Deptolla said…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Target is hiring employees for its new Brookfield store on Bluemound Road at 128th Street, slated to open in July.
Target will hold a job fair in Brookfield this weekend to hire as many as 275 workers for its new store at Bluemound Road and 128th Street, slated to open in July. The job fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Country Inn & Suites, 1250 S. Moorland Rd., in Brookfield. The 140,000-square-foot Target store with grocery is being constructed as the anchor for a new retail complex called Underwood Crossing near Underwood Creek in Brookfield and Elm Grove. Also going in the complex — on the site of the razed Quebecor World printing plant — is a Trader Joe's, PNC Bank and yet unannounced junior anchor store and another retailer. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday for Underwood…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
A former employee of a closed Reader's Digest group-tour business has opened a new touring company in Elm Grove.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A LEGO artist will be building the large SpongeBob SquarePants in Center Court at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa for the store's grand opening Friday through Sunday. The public can join in construction.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Popular athletes will open a restaurant called 8*twelve in June in the former Charro building on Bluemound Road. The MVPs plan to stop in for announced and spontaneous visits.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun are taking on a new venture and this time it is not on the field. It’s in the kitchen. Braun and Rodgers are opening a new restaurant, 8*twelve in Brookfield this month, SURG Restaurant Group announced Monday. Braun’s jersey number is eight and Rodgers’ jersey number is 12. The new restaurant will be located at 17800 W. Bluemound Rd., in the former Charro pan-Latin restaurant. Opening is planned for June. And — to the joy of fans — both players plan to stop by the Brookfield site for scheduled and unscheduled visits. The menu will include American fare, burgers, steak and other grilled food. The venture will be the second Braun-SURG partnership and the …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The popular frozen yogurt business opened today in Ruby Isle, bringing with it a loyal following from its Wauwatosa location.
When Yo Mama! opened its doors to the public for the first time in Brookfield at 11 a.m. Thursday, a group of kids had already been waiting outside for 30 minutes. Thanks to their 10-month-old Wauwatosa location, the frozen yogurt store comes to Brookfield with a loyal fan base that kept the place busy Thursday and bodes well for the store's future in the Ruby Isle Shopping Center at 2205 N. Calhoun Rd. "We're obsessed," Andie Catterson, who went to Yo Mama! Thursday with a group of friends, said. "Yo Mama's is my safe haven of yummy goodness!" reads a crayon-drawn sign on the wall. Yo Mama! owner Becky Berger, who lives in Brookfield with her family, said she originally wanted to start her business in Brookfield, but could not find an …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The city Plan Commission endorsed Yo Mama!'s plans to convert a drive-thru lane into an outdoor seating area for about 30 patrons.
Just in time for its planned April 5 opening, Yo Mama! frozen yogurt & goodies got the green light last night to build an outdoor patio outside its shop at Brookfield's Ruby Isle shopping center. The city Plan Commission Monday night endorsed an amendment to the center's development agreement to allow for Yo Mama! to remodel the existing drive-thru space (formerly from That Coffee Place) into an outdoor seating area. Aldermen will vote on the request at Tuesday's Common Council meeting. Yo Mama!'s original patio plan included a fireplace, but the owners are considering a water feature instead. The patio will have cement block garden walls with built-in benches and seating for approximately 30 people. If the patio is not built, the drive-…
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Opened in the former Haute Taco spot, Jake's Burger features specialty burgers, salads, beer and wine. It's run by Chef Jake Replogle who operates Jake's steakhouse in Pewaukee. Menu, wine and cocktails lists attached.
Farewell, tacos and margaritas. Hello, burgers and wine. Jake's Burger held its soft opening Tuesday in the former Haute Taco spot at Sendik's Towne Centre. And now it's up and running, Chef Jake Replogle told Patch. Replogle, who with his wife Karen also operates Jake's steakhouse in Pewaukee, said he decided burgers and American fare were a "better fit" than Mexican at that location. "Diners will consume wine and beer on a nonseasonal daily basis and margaritas are more for celebrating and for those summer months," he said. Nationally burgers continue to grow in popularity, he said, with Americans consuming on average a burger a week. "We have had great success with the burger in Jake's Charred Lounge and thought that this was the time …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Aldermen Tuesday gave final approval to permit construction of Trader Joe's in the Underwood Crossing center with a new Target store being built next to Bluemound Bowl at 128th and Bluemound Road.
Get ready for shovels in the ground. Aldermen Tuesday gave final approval for Trader Joe's to build in a new shopping center under construction in Brookfield — TJ's second location in the Milwaukee area and third in Wisconsin. The Brookfield Common Council unanimously approved a revised development agreement with Ryan Cos. to add construction of Trader Joe's to the Underwood Crossing shopping center being built at 12821 W. Bluemound Rd. Trader Joe's agreed to upgrade its architecture and landscaping on its southern side, which faces a frontage road that will be built and the Target store under construction. The California-based grocery chain — which has a cult-like fan base and employees dressed in hawaiian shirts — is known for its …