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REAL ESTATE | Construction of 2 chain restaurants on Paradise Drive in West Bend, WI

January 25, 2023 – West Bend, WI – Construction has been going on since April 2022 when the old Shell South gas station was leveled to make way for a pair of chain restaurants on the southeast corner of Paradise Drive and Parkway Drive in West Bend, Wi.

The project has been going on so long, many have reached out to question what is actually being built.

Construction of Panera Bread and Chipotle
The location will be home to a new Panera Bread and Chipotle, a popular Mexican Grill style restaurant.


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A CSM-22-004 certified survey map was presented at Plan Commission to create two lots located at the southeast corner of Parkway Drive and W. Paradise Drive, by Ram Subedi, PMM Development, LLC.

chipotle panera map

Plans showed a 2,500-square-foot building closest to Parkway Drive for the proposed Chipotle and a 3,800-square-foot building to the east for a proposed Panera.

Foundations were poured and then between August and September 2022 there was a strong pause. Neighboring businesses speculated little work had been done as “weeds were about 8 weeks high.”


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City Engineer Max Marechal said there was a change in location for the water lateral.

“They only had a plan of the water coming from the northeast corner of the property, but they couldn’t connect to the watermain over there, so they changed the plan to connect from the south of the property into Parkway Drive,” he said. “They had to change their plans and then make the connection and I know that delayed them.”

Marechal did not believe updated plans would have to go back to Plan Commission, but he did confirm the change in water lines is having a ripple effect on the permitting process.

“We did not sign that permit stormwater permit yet, because of the change of the water lateral they had to change the CSM (certified survey map) to feature easement for those water laterals,” he said. “We’re waiting for them to get the CSM back with the easement location and once that is recorded then we can approve that permit and I’m told the CSM document is currently under review.”

The construction on the southeast corner of Parkway Drive and Paradise Drive in West Bend, WI got underway in April 2022 when the old Shell South gas station and car wash were razed.

shell south construction
Construction begins as the former Shell South is razed

Early word is Panera wants to open in spring 2023.


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