GREENFIELD, WI – The Greenfield Plan Commission will discuss new proposals for veterinary clinics, a greenhouse and nursery, a dog boarding business and a new crab restaurant at its meeting on Tuesday.
Each proposal is at a different stage of approval. To be discussed Tuesday: survey maps for Anne’s Acres, a special use permit for Banfield Pet Hospital, signage for the crab of the day, and site maps for veterinary specialists in the Midwest. The Planning Commission will also discuss a temporary permit for Spirit Halloween.
Here’s a look at each of the new activities on offer for Greenfield:
This proposed nursery and garden center would be established at 8711 West Forest Home Avenue. The garden center would specialize in spring annuals such as petunias, geraniums, impatiens, zinnias and others, according to the Planning Commission minutes from July 13.
The garden center would also sell fall moms, winter spruces, and Christmas trees. The center will employ four people full time. Eight people will be hired as seasonal employees. The garden center could branch out into community events – community classes for spring planters and holiday spruce planters have been hinted at as an idea, according to city documents.
Three greenhouses will be built for the new business. Two other greenhouses are possible, according to city documents.
Banfield Animal Hospital
The pet hospital, part of a national chain of more than 1,000 clinics across the United States, is looking to join other businesses at a shopping center at 5005 76th Street. The clinic would be the first of its kind in Greenfield and Wisconsin, according to city documents.
The veterinary clinic focuses on nutritional counseling, vaccinations, parasite control, dental care and behavioral counseling. It doesn’t allow overnight boarding – For emergencies, the clinic works with local partners to provide 24-hour emergency services for pets, according to city documents.
The business would be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. A dog waste station would be set up outside to handle potential pet waste in the area due to the business.
Crab of the Day
Crab Du Jour is getting closer to opening its Greenfield location. The Cajun seafood restaurant and bar is slated to open soon at 4838 76th Street in Greenfield. The restaurant takes over from the old TGI Friday’s.
The company is part of a national chain with already a location in Brown Deer. Its online menu includes Po’Boy sandwiches, crayfish, lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops and of course several types of crab.
Midwest Veterinary Specialists
Midwest Veterinary Specialists is offering to purchase what was once Accommodating Petz at 6815 West Layton Avenue. The building is said to house two veterinary companies run by Dr Mary Sarah Butler, according to city documents.
The veterinarian would function as a specialist veterinary hospital that focuses on orthopedic and neurological conditions. He is also said to have rehabilitation therapy and sports medicine.
A separate company called Animal Urgent Care, LLC is also reportedly operating in the building for routine and urgent animal health issues such as fractures, blood tests, trauma, emergency surgery, according to city documents. .
Spirit Halloween, the national costume and accessory retailer that pops up in empty malls across the country around Halloween, is offering to use the former TJ Maxx location at Spring Mall this year, city documents show .
Spirit Halloween would take up space in August and depart on November 15. The store would be located at 4200 76th Street.