One grocery store expanded while another grocer in Waukesha closed its doors in 2015.
A one-time bowling alley will be getting new life as an industrial site with manufacturing jobs, while a new indoor sports facility is making the Infinity Fields a go-to spot for athletes year-round in the town of Waukesha.
These are among the many business transactions in the city and town of Waukesha in 2015.
· Good Harvest Market relocates to a larger location on the city's northwest side in April.
· The common council approves the creation of a tax-increment financing district to help redevelop the former AMF Waukesha Lanes bowling alley property at 901 Northview Road. A developer has plans to construct a 214,000-square-foot building for industrial uses.
· Lifeway Foods, which took over the former Golden Guernsey dairy processing plant in 2013, finished the major renovations to the facility in 2015. As a result of being fully functional, the plant began producing kefir, a dairy beverage, this summer.
· Shoppers lost one grocer in Waukesha when Pick 'n Save closed in early October at 1535 E. Moreland Blvd.
· The Vietnamese restaurant, Pho King, opened on Sunset Drive this fall, taking over the space previously occupied by The Spot on Sunset restaurant. The owner of The Spot, meanwhile, bought Broadway Cafe, 500 E. Broadway St.
· Dental Associates began construction on a 21,571-square-foot dental facility at 1211 Dolphin Court. The facility, expected to open in spring 2016, will be situated between the Goodwill store and Harmony Pet Clinic, Central Bark Doggy Day Care at Highway 164 and East Main Street on the north end of Dolphin Court.
· A new indoor sports training facility operated by NX Level was added to the Infinity Fields baseball and softball complex in the town of Waukesha at W234 S355 Les Paul Parkway. The 41,680-square-foot facility, which houses a turf zone training area, a sand pit, cardio section, weight area, basketball and volleyball area and physical therapy section for people of all ages, opened in November.
· A new Associated Bank branch opens on the city's northwest side in November across from the Silvernail Shopping Center on a property that once housed the Chinese restaurant, Peking House.
· Cafe De Arts, a popular coffee shop known for its purple exterior just north of downtown at 136 E. St. Paul Ave., relocated to the former St. Paul Pub at 830 W. St. Paul Ave. in late December.
Editor's Note: There were so many business transactions in downtown in 2015 that downtown's business changes as a whole made our top 10 news stories this year. The redevelopment at the former Kmart and the new Meijer being built across the street on Sunset Drive also cracked our top 10 list.