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Metropolitan Cadillac in West Allis closes today

April 20, 2012 11:12 a.m. | Metropolitan Cadillac in West Allis will close today, owner Max Stephenson said.

The Boucher automotive group has bought Metropolitan's inventory and parts and hired most of its staff, including Stephenson, Boucher president Frank Boucher said. He said Stephenson will be general manager for Cadillac at Boucher Cadillac, Buick and GMC in Waukesha.

Most of the Metropolitan employees will work at that shop as well, with some going to other Boucher locations.

Boucher said he is not buying Metropolitan's real estate, 10221 W. Arthur Ave. Metropolitan, which dates to the 1950s, has been at the West Allis location since the early '80s.

Boucher said Stephenson "was the largest Cadillac dealer in Wisconsin for the last 10 years and one of the most successful Cadillac guys in the Chicago region, and we just felt that teaming up was a good opportunity for both of us."

Banquet hall denied - again

April 18, 2012 5:08 p.m. | Several neighbors of the Parkside Wedding Chapel, 9008 W. Forest Home Ave., Greenfield, attended Tuesday'sGreenfield Common Council meeting to make sure that "no" stayed "no" to the chapel's request to open a banquet room to serve its wedding clients.

The council had decided 4-1 against the request in February mainly because wedding parking already overflows onto the street. Allowing those cars to remain longer would just aggravate the situation in the neighborhood where there is a home on one side of the chapel and apartments on another.

So, the council voted 4-1 again Tuesday in its reconsideration.

Working against chapel owner Jeff Kohl was the council's expectation that he would meet with neighbors to try to make the proposal work. But several neighbors not only attended Tuesday's meeting but spoke against the request.

Pietrowski becomes Greenfield Common Council's president

April 18, 2012 2:16 p.m. | Alderman Tom Pietrowski was voted the new Greenfield Common Council president Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, the three aldermen who ran unopposed in the April 3 election were sworn in for another three-year term. They were Karl Kastner in District 3, Pam Akers in District 4 and Shirley Saryan in District 5.

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