A&W Restaurant To Present New Building Plans

The third-generation owners of the A&W Restaurant in the Town of Raymond want to move their business to Caledonia because of construction on I-94.

A&W Restaurant, 3751 South 27th St., wants to relocate to Caledonia because of the new interchange being built at Highway K and Interstate 94.

They'll be presenting their concept plans to the the village plan commission at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave.

The restaurant makes their own root beer and is one of the oldest drive-in restaurants in the area.

Sharon and Frank Welch, who have owned the business since 1974, expect to start building the new restaurant in the spring. The new building will be located just to the east of the Pilot gas station on the north side of Highway K and the old building will be razed. A new road will also divide the Pilot and newly built restaurant, which the DOT will pay up to $200,000 of.

Heather in Caledonia January 05, 2013 at 03:24 PM
I haven't been there in awhile - I keep forgetting they're out there! Will have to stop in again after the move. Glad to hear they're coming to Caledonia!
Jeff Frievalt January 05, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Glad this is going to happen. However, knowing the anti-business climate in Caledonia, I'm sure someone is going to whine.
Terri January 06, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Glad they'll still be in Franksville!
Karen Itzenhuiser January 06, 2013 at 04:59 AM
Whatever it takes, go for it! I'm sure it'll be profitable for everyone. A&W has always been a good burger and root beer favorite. Good luck to the Welch family!
andy kothe January 09, 2013 at 01:26 AM
A&W FAN Great for Caledonia maybe the Welch family will have a car show cruise night for us car crazy guys and gals signed a mopar fan


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