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Topper's gains support for Village shop, with one concern

June 12, 2012

Topper's Pizza wants to move into the shopping center at 68th and State streets, but a few members of the Plan Commission on Monday questioned its late operating hours.

Restaurant management has asked to operate from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily. While orders are placed primarily for delivery or carry out, there will be some seating inside and outside the restaurant. Like for other businesses in the Village Business Improvement District, outdoor seating would be stopped at 11 p.m.

Alderwoman and commission member Kathy Causier voiced concerns about allowing a business to stay open until 3:30 a.m., when most others must close by 2:30 a.m.

"Are we treading into a precedent of allowing really late closing times for our businesses in the Village?" she asked.

Commissioner Jody Lowe, who lives in the neighborhood, wondered if Toppers wouldn't draw the after bartime crowd. However, she was encouraged to see Topper's opening in Wauwatosa.

"That's a great brand name for that shopping center," Lowe said.

The pizza business would occupy the PNC Bank, which is building a new facility on the next block. Fa├žade improvements have received approval from the city's Design Review Board.

The commission voted - with Causier opposed - to allow the conditional use. The request must go to the Community Development Committee on June 26.

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