Thursday, May 16, 2013
Oak Creek will hold a public information meeting on a proposed street that would be built along the east side of 27th Street north of Rawson Avenue.
The city has scheduled a public meeting on proposed construction that would create a new road along the east side of 27th Street north of Rawson Avenue. Under the plan, a road would extend north from Rawson Avenue, go behind businesses that front 27th Street and end at the parking lot of Menards, 6800 S. 27th St. Riverwood Boulevard would also be extended east from 27th Street to the new street. Construction is scheduled for 2015, which coincides with the state's plans to reconstruct 27th Street. Previous coverage: State eyes 2015 for 27th Street reconstruction. The public meeting will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 29 in the Common Council chambers at Oak Creek City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave. Residents can view exhibits on the project…
Friday, April 26, 2013
A 26-year-old man drove the wrong way on 27th Street and right toward an Oak Creek squad car, according to police.
An Appleton man driving the wrong way on 27th Street sped away from an officer and into a private condominium driveway, almost hitting a condo unit, according to police. Kyle Johnson, 26, has been charged with a felony count of attempting to flee police and could face three years in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted. According to a criminal complaint, the officer saw Johnson make a left turn from Puetz Road onto S. 27th St. about 1:30 a.m. April 21. However, Johnson turned into the wrong lane and began driving southbound in the northbound lanes, right toward the officer's squad car. When the officer activated his lights, Johnson made a U-turn and began going the correct direction, according to the complaint. But with the officer's …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
An unidentified person hit a 30-year-old man and took his wallet in the 10500 block of S. 27th St. early Saturday, according to police.
A 30-year-old Milwaukee man walking on the southern end of 27th Street in Oak Creek was the victim of a strong-armed robbery early Saturday morning. The man left On The Border, 10741 S. 27th St., about 1 a.m. and was walking northbound when a van approached him from behind in the 10500 block, according to an Oak Creek police report. The driver of the van got out, hit the man, took his wallet and drove off, according to the report. The man suffered lacerations and swelling to his right eye and hand. He was taken to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital. The van was described as a mid-2000s gray Dodge minivan and was occupied by four people, according to the police report. No suspects were immediately identified. Police are investigating the incident.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Woodside Pub & Eatery, across the street from Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant.
A restaurant across the street from Wheaton Franciscan Hospital is undergoing its second makeover this year. Woodside Pub & Eatery, which just opened in June at 10166 S. 27th St., has closed and will be replaced by Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant. It's not clear when the new restaurant, which was granted an alcohol license by the Oak Creek Common Council last week, will open. It appears some renovation work (including a new paint job) is under way. The new owners couldn't be reached for comment. No one was around when Patch stopped by Monday afternoon; the phone number listed to the business is disconnected. Whenever the new owners open their doors, they will have their work cut out for them. The location at the south end of S. 27th Street has…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The new grocery store on 27th Street opened earlier this month and held a ribbon cutting Tuesday.
GFS Marketplace isn't your run-of-the-mill grocery store. Residents in the Franklin and Oak Creek area are beginning to find that out, judging by the large number of people in the store Tuesday morning before and after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Actually, people have been flocking to the business, 6919 S. 27th St., since it opened earlier this month: GFS personnel said the store set a company-wide record for opening-day sales. The 16,000-square-foot store is something of a mix between a traditional grocery store and a warehouse. GFS is known primarily as a food-service distributor but also has 155 Marketplace stores across the country, including five in Wisconsin. That gives customers the opportunity to purchase items in bulk — it's not a …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Samples and specials planned for the new GFS Marketplace store.
Get your first look at the new Gordon Food Service Marketplace store opening on 27th Street just north of Rawson Avenue. The grocery store opens Sunday, Oct. 7, and customers are encouraged to check out free samplings and giveaways all week. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Ribbon cutting for the new store will be at 10 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce. The GFS Marketplace is a 15,900-square-foot store, though plans allow for a future restaurant and outdoor dining expansion. GFS is known primarily as a food-service distributor but also has more than 140 Marketplace retail stores in nine states, including one that opened last October on Miller Park Way.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Suspect obtained oxycodone from 27th St. Walgreens after implying he had a weapon.
Oak Creek police assisted Milwaukee police in apprehending a man suspected of an armed robbery at Walgreens, 6292 S. 27 St., Sunday at 8:01 p.m. According to the police report, the robber implied he had a weapon and obtained oxycodone from the pharmacy. After a search, an Oak Creek officer found the man matching the description of the robber hiding in the 7000 block of South 27th Street. The suspect was turned over to Milwaukee police.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery that took place Monday night near the 27th Street Starbucks.
A suspect in a strong-armed robbery near the 27th Street Starbucks was found hiding in a shed and arrested Monday night. Franklin police called the Oak Creek Police Department about 5:50 p.m. Monday requesting help in searching for the suspect, according to the department logbook. The suspect was seen at Taco Bell in Milwaukee and hiding in bushes near the intersection of College Avenue and 27th Street before his eventual arrest, police said. Oak Creek police had a K-9 helping in the search of the 27th Street and College Avenue area.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A 27-year-old man allegedly beat a woman inside Walmart, then struggled with Franklin police after a traffic stop.
A 27-year-old Oak Creek man is facing charges after he allegedly beat a woman inside the 27th Street Walmart, then ripped off his shirt and tried to fight police officers in the median of S. 27th Street. Eduardo Rivera-Soto was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of battery-domestic abuse and one count of resisting an officer. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 26, a security officer inside Walmart, 6701 S. 27th St., saw Rivera-Soto throw a woman he was with to the ground and punch her twice in the face. The couple then left the store in a Lincoln Towncar, but the security officer contacted Franklin police. Officers pulled the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A 27th Street committee moved forward on a streetscape plan that Oak Creek officials hope gets the state Department of Transportation to reconsider pushing back reconstruction.
After the state Department of Transportation pushed back a reconstruction of 27th Street two years, the Oak Creek Common Council on Tuesday passed a resolution it hopes will help get the project back on schedule. The resolution comes after a 27th Street committee moved forward on a "streetscape" plan. The plan identifies certain elements, like monument signs, street lighting and trees, that would be installed as part of the reconstruction. The plan comes with a recommendation that reconstruction occur in 2015. That was the original start date until the state announced last month it would push the project to 2017. Doug Seymour, director of community development, said it's possible that adopting the streetscape plan will help get …