Former restaurant to house Mr. Mover offices

Ozaukee Press Staff

The Saukville Village Plan Commission  has granted a certificate of compliance to Nick Meier, owner of Mr. Mover, to use a portion of a former restaurant at 150 S. Foster Dr. as office space.

Meier said he has not closed on purchasing the building but hopes to by December. 

If he does buy the building, Meier would also obtain the large pole sign on I-43, which used to advertise the restaurants that operated there: Bublitz’s and La Chimenea. 

Meier said he intends to replace the current sign with one that is digitized to advertise his moving company and any business that takes over the rest of the building.

“In addition, we plan to generate advertising revenue by allowing local businesses to advertise on the sign,” Meier said.

Under village codes, any business within 1,500 feet of I-43 and in the village limits can advertise on the sign, according to a letter from Village Attorney Gerald Antoine.

Meier told the commission he plans to close off a 1,000-square-foot space in the building to use as offices for Mr. Mover. The company would remain at its current location at 500 N. Progress Dr., which is primarily used as warehouse space, he added.

Meier said he hopes to find a tenant for the restaurant area, either as a restaurant or “uses fitting the Foster Commons theme,” according to his application. The building has been closed for several years.

“I just needed some additional office space,” he said.

The building is currently owned by Dearborn Holdings Inc. in Troy, Mich., according to the Ozaukee County Register of Deeds.

According to the Register of Deeds, BMO Harris Bank bought the property in June 2017 at a Sheriff’s sale for $277,800 and then assigned its interest over to Dearborn Holdings.

The property has an assessed value of $637,600, according to the Ozaukee County Treasurer’s Office.



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