My Oak Creek Wish List
Here's what I would bring to Oak Creek if I could. What about you?
Two down, many more to go.
I'll be honest, it's been a nice little run for your pal Schaaf lately. First was the announcement of Dunkin' Donuts opening on W. Ryan Road. As a fan of their coffee and as someone who constantly works out of coffee shops, I was very happy to hear it. And based on the number of tweets I received, I'd say a lot of other people felt the same way.
Then there was the new Associated Bank inside of Woodman's. Now, this one was a little more personal, as plenty of banks already exist in Oak Creek. But since I have literally banked nowhere else in my life (I was a customer back in the First Federal days), a branch in Oak Creek certainly made things more convenient for yours truly.
But we still have a ways to go when it comes to amenities in this city. And since there's a lot of brainstorming going on with the Delphi site and lakefront, I got to thinking about my "Oak Creek Wish List."
What does Oak Creek need? Here's my own "wish list," and I'd love to hear your wish lists in the comments.
1. An Alterra at the lakefront. How great would it be to stroll down the Oak Creek lakefront on a crisp Saturday morning and stop in at Alterra for some coffee? (It could be any coffee shop, really, I just picked Alterra because it seems like it would be the most obvious choice)
2. A nice, "destination" restaurant(s). Think along the lines of Botana's on the south side of Milwaukee. Or di Carlo, to use an Oak Creek example. A place where someone who lives in, say, West Allis, would be willing to drive to for a night out because it's that good.
3. Better recreation facilities. I've heard this more and more in the last several weeks as the Delphi talks move along. It certainly seems like this community would be well-served to have more opportunities for kids to stay within the city for athletic-type activities.
4. Another nice sports bar. Nothing against the bars already here, but it can be kind of daunting for a guy like me to enter a "towny" bar and get stared at by all the regulars. Buffalo Wild Wings is a good place to watch a game, and I don't think another bar like that would hurt.
I'll stop at four (for now). What's on your wish list?