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Menomonee Falls boys basketball team earns first win for coach Farley

Nov. 29, 2013 10:37 p.m. | His coaching opponent, Sheboygan North legend Tom Desotell, has many hundreds of wins to his credit in his long and successful career.

Menomonee Falls' Ben Farley just earned win number one Friday, as his deep and energetic Indians used a 27-6 second quarter outburst to take control and claim a 73-62 victory in their home opener over Desotell's Raiders.

"It feels great," said Farley, whose team lost a road decision to Plymouth in its opener on Tuesday. "I'm so happy for the seniors on this team. I'm happy for all 15 guys on the team who are working their butts off. A lot of guys are getting a lot of minutes sacrificing for the betterment for the team."

Farley, who used 13 players in earning the victory, was most pleased as the Indians rallied from a 17-9 first quarter deficit. Falls won the opening tip and went 49 seconds without taking a shot before eventually turning the ball over.

The Indians would hit only three of 18 shots in that first stanza, but that would change.

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Kohl's to repay $2 million to Menomonee Falls

Nov. 27, 2013 12:39 p.m. | Kohl's Corp. will repay the $2 million advanced by the Village of Menomonee Falls to help the company finance a now-abandoned project to develop a new corporate headquarters.

Village Board President Randy Newman and Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said they had spoken with Kohl's executives Wednesday morningand been assured the money will be returned. A Kohl's spokeswoman confirmed that.

The repayment is expected to occur in the first half of next year, Fitzgerald said.

The development agreement between the village and Kohl's clearly calls for return of the money if the project doesn't go forward, Fitzgerald said.

He said the question of repayment "was never really an issue."

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New Pick 'n Save hiring 125 employees

Nov. 25, 2013 5:14 p.m. | Roundy's is now accepting applications for its newest Pick 'n Save location in Menomonee Falls.

The new Pick 'n Save store, opening January 2014 at N95 W18351 County Line Road, is looking to hire approximately 125 employees. Both full and part-time positions are available in all departments. Applicants with food service, culinary arts or restaurant experience are especially encouraged to apply for department managerial positions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at picknsave.com. Interviews will begin on Dec. 2.

Quilted Bear in Germantown to undergo huge renovation, reopen as Florian Park

Nov. 25, 2013 11:43 a.m. | Work is under way at the former Quilted Bear in Germantown, a popular wedding venue and restaurant for decades, as it becomes Florian Park.

The property at N111-W18611 Mequon Road, which closed a year ago, recently was sold to Project Design Management for $600,000. PDM also owns the neighboring Country Inn & Suites, and a frontage road will be built between the two venues to make travel easier between the two for guests of weddings, class reunions, corporate meetings and other events, said Ryan Rahl, director of operations.

The restaurant that served the public won't reopen, Rahl said; instead, it will become the smaller of two banquet venues, seating around 90. The larger hall will accommodate 425.

Florian Park would be open to the public for holiday buffets, however.

"We want to cater to premier, upscale events," Rahl said. Some changes will capitalize on the views of the 17-acre property, such as extending the outdoor deck and constructing pergolas. 

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