Stein's Plans for a New Temporary Rejected

Commissioners and concerned business owners who feared loss of customers due to placement of temporary outdoor store bring Stein's Garden's 'Just Plants' proposal to a halt.

Stein's Garden and Gifts' plans for an outdoor garden center in a municipal lot were rejected by the Whitefish Bay Plan Commission Tuesday night, reports Jeff Rumage in a recent article.

A 5-1 commission vote denied Stein's proposal to erect a temporary garden center, called "Stein's Just Plants," in the back of a bank parking lot. This "pop-up" location would operate from April 30 through July 6 in 2012.

A loss of parking spaces was the primary concerned voiced by local retailers – a concern commissioners said swayed their vote. Commissioners urged the representatives from Stein's to draft a new proposal in a new location and possibly a smaller footprint, notes Rumage. The original garden center plans proposed would have taken up between 14 to 16 parking spaces in the northern edge of the 66-space lot.

"As part of the agreement, the garden center would have paid the village $15,000 in rent and donated 500 pumpkins for the Great Pumpkin Festival and flowers to the Public Works Department," writes Rumage. For additional details of Stein's plans, click here.



Whitefish Bay Patch

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