Rejoice Menomonee Falls. It’s been confirmed. Olive Garden is looking to build a restaurant in our backyard.
Premonitions about potential Olive Garden developments have tumbled around in the Falls rumor mill for years. And as it says in a pretty popular book, “Speak, and it shall be done.”
Continental Properties is proposing a substantial development in the parking lot of Riversbend Golf Club on County Line Road in Germantown. The development would include an Olive Garden and a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise. To accommodate the new restaurants, Riversbend would also tear down its existing clubhouse, and construct a new one just west of its current location.
Germantown planning staff is are reviewing the proposal, and they expect it will appear on the Plan Commission’s agenda sometime in January. If all goes well, the Germantown Village Board cold hold a public hearing and approve the project in March.
The 7,660-square-foot Olive Garden would operate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Buffalo Wild Wings would be 7,715 square feet and operate from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Developers estimate the two restaurants will create roughly eight managerial positions, and another 160 to 180 support staff.