Grand Opening Times Two

A Sunny Boutique and
Classic Designs Salon
are celebrating the opening of a brand new location!

1218 S Military Avenue in Green Bay’s Vernon Court

May 10th to 14th – Refreshments 9:30 AM to close

Classic Design Salon in classic black and white

Everyone is welcome to see the new space! The Grand Opening events and refreshments will be served Tuesday, May 10 to Saturday, May 14th all day, starting when they open at 9:30 AM. Stop by to see the beautiful renovated space. Check out the special sales and enter to win prizes!

The new location combines the two businesses into a larger, integrated space. Jayne and Natalie, mother and daughter, love the extra room and being together. Everything is new and classic except the same long-time customers. Everyone was able to find them as they outgrew their long-time location across the street.

Accessories and treats…for you and your home.

Jayne and the other salon stylists offer hair care and styling services for men and women. Many of them are accepting new clients! Call ahead for an appointment. 920-498-0813

Great place to shop with or for Mom.
Cards, clothes, creative decor, and shoes! Yes, shoes!
Large selection of bridal and wedding items.

Natalie coordinates the boutique and tanning services. Many of the products compliment the salon and a great day of self-care and pampering. After your new hair du, grab a tan and a new outfit! You will find specialty clothing, essential must-have items, and practical products for you and your home.

You can stop in to shop anytime or call for a tanning appointment and shop during your scheduled time. The boutique and tanning can be reached at the same phone number – 920-498-0813!

All sorts of gift items and boutique clothing.
Brand new, private tanning rooms.

The Book Stop Gets New Owners

Book Stop – Beacon Center

603 S Military Avenue

Need a good book?
Stop in and welcome Bethe and Scott to the Military Avenue business team!

Bethe Lane may look familiar but after being a manager for the past four years, she is the new owner of The Book Stop in the Beacon Center. Bethe and her father, Scott Batterham, recently purchased the shop and have already started to remodel and add their touch.

Expanding space and opening up a relaxing reading area are just some things on the list.

If you are already a customer of the Book Stop, you will be happy to know that many things will stay the same. The current shop gift certificates and vouchers will still be honored.

Isles of books and a large list of book-exchange customers guarantee that there will always be a new book for you to read at the Book Stop.

In addition to running the Book Stop, Bethe is active in her Fireman’s Park Neighborhood Association and lives there. She is also active in her children’s school and local events.


Coming Soon! Petco

Petco The Health and Wellness Co.

Petco will soon move in next door to Burlington! Thanks to H.J. Martin and Son for investing in business on Military Avenue! We are excited for all the improvements and new businesses calling Military Avenue home. Watch the corner of Military and W Mason!

New Rental/Buy Business – Get It Now!

We welcome Get It Now! to the Green Bay Plaza and Military Avenue Business District!

1481 W MASON ST
GREEN BAY, WI, 54303 Phone 920-600-0109
https://www.getitnowstores.com/

Brand new items are filling the corner of Fisk and West Mason Streets at the new Get It Now! store. They are open M-F 10AM – 7PM,
Saturday 9AM – 6PM, Sunday Closed.

I met David, the new manager at the Green Bay location. They are headquartered in Texas and have locations all across the State of Wisconsin. This is their second Green Bay location. They are offering some deals for their grand opening at the west side location. Stop in to see the supply. They did a beautiful job remodeling this space!

Picture of some of the items at Get It Now!

Affordable Auto Care and Accessory

Welcome Zach Szymik, the new owner of 712 S Military Avenue.

It may be a strange time to open a business but car repair never stops. (dang it!) In fact, this could be the perfect time to get that work done that you have been putting off. You’re driving less and have more time to focus on maintenance.

Zach took over the former Naniot’s Auto Service after Bob retired in March 2020. He is no stranger to the automobile business. He also owns a car lot and auto repair on the east side of Green Bay.

The ole’ guys are still in the shop on Military and waiting for you to stop by. A new phone number may have confused a few people. Try 920-857-1008 to set up an appointment! Zach also plans a face lift for the shop.

Watch the progress on their Facebook page at Affordable Auto Care and Accessory Call 920-857-1008

Zach Szymik

Food is an Essential Item – We Have It!

As we all work to conform to our new norm of social distancing and “Safer at Home” orders, food is one thing we all still need. Military Avenue is a great location to find food. Take home and make it, or get it to-go, we have many options.

Click on the Business name below to link to their Facebook page. Businesses, restaurants, and the markets are still offering an abundance of food for you! As we all take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, click their link, call ahead, or drive by to find out the details of service for each business.

This is a list of businesses with food that are open on Military Avenue! 4/20/2020.

Military Avenue Restaurants Open for To-Go Food


Bay Family Restaurant
Bay Family Restaurant – 1301 S Military Ave
920-494-3442 x 168 to order
8-2 daily. 8-6 Friday for fish fry
www.bayfamilyrestaurant.com/menu
Golden Basket
Golden Basket – 1350 S Military Ave
920-499-9023 curbside pick up
Open 7 am – 8 pm everyday
EatStreet and Door Dash delivery
Available for catering.
The Pancake Place – 143 S Military Ave
920-499-2221 to order take-out
7 am-7 pm daily
delivery with UberEats and EatStreet
Perkins Restaurant – 100 N Military Ave
920-499-7747
8 am to 8 pm
Prekintogo.com Carryout and delivery only
Chili John’s Restaurant – 519 S Military Ave
920-494-4624 to order or stop in
Open 11 until 3 pm
Karaoke Mexican Restaurant – 418 S Military Ave
920-940-5020
11 am to 9 pm
Call ahead for Carryout delivered to your car

Quick Food and Fast Food Stops


McDonalds – 1587 Shawano Ave
Fast food to-go

Burger King
Burger King – 1005 S Military Ave
Fast food to-go
Arby’s Roast Beef – 1593 W Mason St
Fast food to-go
Taco Bell – 1529 W Mason St
Fast food to-go
Toppers – 131 S Military
Pizza and fix’ins to-go
Subway – 1606 Shawano Ave
Sandwiches and fix’ins to-go
Marathon – 1300 S Military Ave
Gas and quick grab food to-go
BP – 612 S Military Ave
Gas and quick grab food to-go

Military Avenue Grocery Store and Market Type Food


Dollar General – 1152 S Military Ave
Groceries, snacks and more, to-go
Mobile Winter Market – 1481 W Mason St
Saturdays noon to 2 pm
Farmers on site or pre-order on FB for pick-up
https://militaryave.org/news/market-on-military/
Aldi – 1560 Western Ave
Full grocery and more, to-go
Walgreeens – 116 N Military Ave
920-498-3247 Store is open 9 am to 9 pm
Drive-up Pharmacy Open 24 hr
Groceries, prescriptions, medicine, snacks and more.
BiBi African Market
BiBi African Market – 500 S Military Ave
Groceries and more, to-go
U Bake
U Bake – 1214 S Military Ave
Groceries to-go
Big Lots! – 1507 W Mason, GB Plaza
Groceries and more, to-go

Papa Murphys – 1487 W Mason, GB Plaza
12 pm to 6 pm, Pizza and more, to-go
Superior Discount Liquor – 130 S Military Ave
Liquor and snacks, to-go
Dollar Tree – 811 S Military Ave
Groceries, snacks and more, to-go

Pet Foods and Pet Supplies

Family Pet Food Center – 1228 S Military Ave
920-490-9711
M-F 8 am -7 pm and Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Pet food and supplies, to-go

Food Truck

Lil Jamaica – Green Bay Plaza parking lot

Military Avenue is Open for Business!

The businesses, offices and restaurants on Military Avenue want you to know that they are open for business!

We will continue to offer the great services you have come to expect, just in a new way.


In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, we have taken extra measures to clean, practice social distancing, limit the number of people gathering, and still offer you the things you want and need. In fact, we hope that you will continue to shop at our many service, retail, office, and restaurants while we work through this uncertain time. We are working together for the good of all.

Wisconsin Governor Evers, along with many other States, have issued Emergency Orders that give us direction for the best ways to slow the spread of Corona Virus and flatten the curve of cases that could otherwise overwhelm our health systems. Here is a link to his Emergency Order #5 Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More.

Based on the State guidelines, businesses are practicing social distancing. This is a recommendation of staying 6 feet away from others and avoiding contact. Avoid hand shakes or people that are sick or sneezing.

If you are in the high-risk group, you need to be extra careful. Most of our businesses will come to your car, find a delivery option, or instruct you how to work with them on-line or over the phone. There really are many options for still getting the things you need. Even Alderman John Vander Leest, has offered to help out where needed.

All restaurants must only offer take out food as to not subject a group of more than 10 to gather. They will be very accommodating to your needs as we all want this to work for everyone. Drive-up, pick-up, delivery to your home, are options at most of the Military Avenue restaurants. Hours have been shortened for some, so call ahead.

The Winter Market on Military is looking at a call or email order system for your products. If you need some of your regular market items, email us at Director@MilitaryAve.org or call 920-544-9503 to place an order. The details are still being worked out for a drive-through market pick up.

The main point is that we are working together for the good of all, and we want to make sure you can relax and know that someone is here to help you get the services and supplies that you need. Look out for your friends and neighbors and always play it safe!

www.MilitaryAve.org – 920-544-9503 – FB Military Avenue Business District

A New PlaGrnd in the GB Plaza

The PlaGrnd urban clothing store is one of the first in the area.

Located at 1489 W Mason Street in the Green Bay Plaza and on-line

Are you looking for something unique? PlaGrnd has premium clothing at great prices. It will be hard to chose from the fun designs and colors.


PlaGrnd is a colorful clothing store that recently opened a location in the Green Bay Plaza and also has an online store.

They carry a variety of high quality, boutique clothing for men and boys. The street-ware styles are popular with the young urbanites and cutting edge, fashion conscience people. The store owner, Synika, plans to add to the collection as he gets more established.

“No other store carries these jeans.” Synika said, referring to the distressed, dyed, and funked up denim. Jeans run from $65 to $125, which is a steal for this style. If you talk to him, he can make a deal with you to get a complete new wardrobe. He is very knowledgeable about what is available and can customize it just for you.

PlaGrnd also has local art for sale. Prints, originals and stickers by local artists are part of the decor and the merchandise. Even some of the clothing is designed by local clothing designers.

They are currently open from 11-8 PM at 1489 W Mason, near Papa Murphys. Stop by to see them! Plagrndclothing.com

Cute dog face in the play room

Grand Opening at Golrusk Pet Care Center on Military!

New location – Golrusk Pet Care Center
1330 S Military Avenue, Green Bay

Join us in welcoming Golrusk Pet Care Center to our Military Avenue Business District this
Saturday, Feb. 8th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The Honorable Mayor Genrich will be cutting the ribbon with the owners Tera and Troy Fox at 9:30 AM.

This is the fourth location for the 45 year old, family owned company. The Military Avenue location will feature two large play rooms, one for the big dogs and one for small dogs. Grooming services are also offered. The Fun Camp for Dogs will be held in this new location where “Pets are Family”.

Bring your pet, with proof of shots, on a lead or comfy crate, to the open house and participate in the free nail trimming or behavioral assessment for potential Fun Camp for Dogs attendance. You can purchase a treat from the pet bake sale. Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the Green Bay Campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Kids are welcome, too! Free pet and valentines crafts plus fun games for the kids will be available. Grab a goodie bag for your pet while they last.

Our Wish List – What’s Yours?

Jeff Bollier with the Green Bay Press Gazette interviewed me for our 2020 Wish List for Military Avenue. You can check out the full story below.

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2020/01/15/military-avenue-wish-list-pickleball-food-hall-and-beautification/4423356002/

Each year our Board of Directors does an operating plan that outlines our goals for the year. This year of 2020 we hope to identify a brand to fit our flavor and add public amenities in that style to aid pedestrians and drivers shopping, working, or visiting here.

Public Amenities – A bench, a garbage can, public art pieces, landscaping, signage, bike stands … it’s yet to be identified. A strategic planning exercise might bring our business members closer to laying out a doable plan.

No place to wait at this bus stop.
Or here.

Food Hall – We are looking for participants or investors interested in a “food hall”. That is a food court with real, restaurateurs. It’s a place for a new restaurant or baker or food processor to start out with a smaller financial commitment. It is also a one-stop-shop for customers to have a variety of food choices. Not unlike what we are doing with our Pop-Up Ready store fronts. This food hall concept would be an incubator for foodies. In addition to the local foodie people, we would feature our farmers market growers, producers and crafters, too. A local, real food market, so to speak.

New Development – Most likely, the large boxes left from Shopko and Sears will become something other than a single retail entity. As retail shopping patterns change, so will the layout of such shopping structures. If you look at the land from above, there are some great opportunities to improve the use of the space and add needed retail, service, office, residential, or restaurants that will be sustainable.

I personally like mixed use plans where people can live and thrive in a walk-able district. That means that you can also park your car and walk to a shop and a restaurant or a service in a short distance. Since all of our district is privately owned, we can only help the owners identify the wants and needs for a successful investment in their property and our district.

How do YOU add your thoughts? Please send us an email at director@militaryave.org. Here are some thoughts for you to consider:

  • What would make it easier for you to get around our Military Avenue district?
  • What do you see as a need or luxury in our district?
  • Is there any particular style you like that says “this is Military Avenue”?
  • Are there certain stores or services you would like to see here?
  • Is it easy to get here and find us?

Thanks for any feedback. We plan to share it with our property owners and stake holders!