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VIDEO | And the walls come tumbling down at former Walgreens in West Bend

  Feb. 21, 2018 – West Bend, WI – An aggressive demolition of the former Walgreens on the corner of Main and Decorah in West Bend is nearly complete. The red brick walls came tumbling down today. The timetable for development of Kwik Trip No. 2 should get underway

VIDEO | Personal tour inside the Walgreens demolition

  Feb. 16, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Got a hold of one of the contractors in charge of demolition of the old Walgreens, 806 S. Main Street, in West Bend.  Dale Cich is the equipment operator of the crane on site. “We’ll get all the rough structure

VIDEO | Demolition of old Walgreens in West Bend is underway

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  Feb. 15, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Demolition of the old Walgreens, 806 S. Main Street, in West Bend is underway. A crane was brought onto the site and into the north parking lot off Decorah Road on Tuesday.   The Walgreens building is being demolished to

Former Walgreens on S. Main Street has been sold

    Dec. 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The building at 806 S. Main Street has been sold. 

New business moving into former Walgreens in WB

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It’s been more than six years since a business occupied the building on the southwest corner of Decorah and Main in West Bend and now WashingtonCountyInsider has confirmed a new store will begin setting up shop on Monday. Halloween Express is returning to West Bend. The store known for

Upgrading facade at the former Walgreens in WB

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A little bit of paint here and a bit of spackling there as a small face lift was given this week to the exterior of the former Walgreens at 806 S. Main Street in West Bend.   The building has been vacant for more than five years. It closed

Walgreens property on S. Main in West Bend sold for $7 million

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The Walgreens property, 1921 S. Main Street, in West Bend has been sold for $7 million. WAG West Bend LLC out of New York purchased the parcel to the south of Paradise Drive from AR Palm LLC, a Florida limited liability company. The purchase, which closed Jan. 26, 2016,

VIDEO | An icon in Hartford will retire Friday, January 10 from McDonald’s on Highway 60

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January 9, 2020 – Hartford, WI – That lady at the McDonald’s drive thru in Hartford. The one who has been there the past 26 years. The one who knows you by the sound of your voice or your specific order. You may want to take a moment Friday,

Obituary | Barbara Theisen (Fauster), 70, of West Bend

December 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI –Barbara Theisen (nee Fauster), 70, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at St Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She was born and raised in West Bend on November 10, 1949 to Joseph and Marcella (nee Rahn) Fauster. Barb graduated from West

Fate of West Bend Shopko building could be in hands of real estate investment trust

Jan. 26. 2019 – West Bend, WI – In December 2018 an article was posted at WashingtonCountyInsider.com regarding the pharmacy at Shopko transferring prescriptions to Kroger-owned grocery stores. Following that article, questions arose about the future of the store. Today, we have answers. The Shopko store sits on a 9.44 acre site. 

Taking comments and memories about Dick’s Pizza

Jan. 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – One of the most popular posts on WashingtonCountyInsider.com is the trip down memory lane regarding Dick’s Pizza.  Enjoy. Last week we posted some history about the old Pizza Joe’s in Barton which sparked a conversation about Dick’s Pizza. I dove into

Can West Bend support three Kwik Trips? How about four?

  Dec. 22, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There’s a lot of talk going around West Bend this past month about another Kwik Trip… or maybe two coming to West Bend. Customers leaving the Citgo Station, also known as Egbert & Guido’s Express,, 1300 E. Paradise Drive, say

Taking comments and memories about Dick’s Pizza

July 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – One of the most popular posts on WashingtonCountyInsider.com is the trip down memory lane regarding Dick’s Pizza.  Enjoy. Last week we posted some history about the old Pizza Joe’s in Barton which sparked a conversation about Dick’s Pizza. I dove into

Allenton couple collect items to help homeless veterans | By Ron Naab

May 24, 2018 – As part of the Memorial Day weekend American Tribute Ride Committee members Ron and Ann Naab are collecting items to take to the Veterans Homeless and Recovery Center at King Veterans Home in Waupaca. This is a semi-annual event the two have coordinated the past five

Deer photo bomb candidate forum during deer management question

March 30, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Some spontaneous excitement at Thursday night’s candidate forum at the West Bend Moose Lodge. The question on the floor was whether candidates for alderman in District 3, Andrew Chevalier and Justin Reichert, and District 7, Adam Williquette and Justice Madl, felt the

Taking comments and memories about Dick’s Pizza

Jan. 1, 2018 – West Bend, WI – One of the most popular posts on WashingtonCountyInsider.com is the trip down memory lane regarding Dick’s Pizza.  Enjoy. Last week we posted some history about the old Pizza Joe’s in Barton which sparked a conversation about Dick’s Pizza. I dove into

VIDEO | Welcome Kwik Trip No. 2 to West Bend

Oct. 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council approved development of a second Kwik Trip in the city. This one will be in the former Walgreens building, 806 S. Main Street. “Congratulations Kwik Trip and thanks for choosing to do business in West Bend,”

Kwik Trip No. 2 approved by West Bend Plan Commission

Oct. 4, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Plan Commission voted 4-1 with two members absent to approve development of a Kwik Trip, 806 S. Main Street. The location is the former Walgreens site on the southwest corner of Decorah Road and Main Street. This was

West Bend Plan Commission to review Kwik Trip traffic analysis for S. Main and Decorah

Oct. 3, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Tuesday’s agenda for the West Bend Plan Commission will lead off with a report from Kwik Trip. The gas station/convenience store is looking to build a second location on the southwest corner of S. Main Street and Decorah Road in the

Halloween Express opens in Hartford and Menomonee Falls

Sept. 15, 2017 – Halloween Express will not have a store in West Bend this season. Owner James M. Purvis Sr. said the former Walgreens location at S.Main and Decorah is under contract by Kwik Trip. The good news is there are two locations in the Washington County area. One is

West Bend Plan Commission reviews No. 2 Kwik Trip at tonight’s meeting

  Sept. 5, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The design and layout for a second Kwik Trip in West Bend will go before the West Bend Plan Commission tonight. On July 19, WashingtonCountyInsider.com was the only local news outlet to report a second Kwik Trip coming to West

Plans for No. 2 Kwik Trip in West Bend to be reviewed next week

  August 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Designs and a layout for a second Kwik Trip in West Bend will go before Plan Commission next week Tuesday, Sept. 5. On July 19, WashingtonCountyInsider.com was the only local news outlet to report a second Kwik Trip coming to

More details released on a second Kwik Trip planned for West Bend

July 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Plans are in the works to build another Kwik Trip in Washington County. Hans Zietlow, director of real estate for Kwik Trip, said they do have a piece of property currently under contract and they’re working through the process. The property

Around the Bend: Updates & Tidbits By Judy Steffes

July 1, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Tuesday, the annual 4th of July parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. in West Bend with the parade route as follows (same route as last year):

Taking comments and memories about Dick’s Pizza

July 1, 2017 – West Bend, WI – One of the most popular posts at WashingtonCountyInsider.com is about Dick’s Pizza. I dove into my archives and found a story from Around the Bend about Dick’s Pizza closing – dated July 24, 2008.   After 50 years as an institution in

West Bend Mayor testifies in Madison on “DarkStore” loophole

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June 29, 2017 – Madison, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow testified today before the Wisconsin Assembly Ways and Means Committee in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store

Meijer plays the “dark store” card. 

June 28, 2017 – Washington, Co. – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be testifying in Madison on Thursday in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store be charged
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