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.

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 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!

Sense Spa gets Mayor’s Beautification Award

Sense Salon and Wellness

Quan (Ryan) and Vivian accepted their award for Sense Spa at the Green Bay Mayor’s 2019 Beautification Awards celebration on Dec. 5 at Back Stage at the Meyer.

The Mayor’s Beautification Awards Committee works with the Mayor to chose the recipients of this honorable award. The Committee is made up of a group of volunteers dedicated to recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals who enhance and preserve the beauty and cleanliness of the City of Green Bay.

Quan brought part of his culture into the design at the former auto repair garage that has been transformed it into a spectacular, relaxing spa and tea house. He hopes that others will do the same and continue to build Green Bay into a thriving, vibrant place for young people to stay and raise a family. After living in many places, he chose Green Bay to build his business and raise his family.

Other winners for 2019 include Brown County STEM Innovation Center, Hotel Northland, Tenet, Amphora Wine Bar, Pepper, GB Skaliwags / The High Cotton Club, Bay Beach Big Wheel, and Green Bay Area Public Schools Baird Elementary.

Military Avenue is lucky to have this amazing spa in our district. You have to stop in, try a Vietnamese coffee or tea, and check out the spa. One of their unique spaces is the salt room. If you have not tried out a salt room, book it for you and a few friends. Amazing.

Sense Spa and Wellness Center and the QTea House are located at 124 S Military Avenue on Green Bay’s west side.

Cute dog face in the play room

Welcome Golrusk Doggy DayCare to Military Avenue

Now Open!
Golrusk Doggy Daycare

1330 S Military Ave.

The Golrusk family has grown!

A fourth location on Military Avenue will house two large pet play areas, one for little pups and one for the big dogs. A grooming station is also in the works.

Golrusk Pet Care Center has a philosophy that “Pets are Family!”

For 45 years the Grosskopf Family and Golrusk Pet Care Center have been an industry leader in pet care for the Green Bay area. In 2012, Ken and Jan’s daughter Tera and her family took over the Golrusk Pet Care Center family business and just opened this beautiful west side play area.

Call them to schedule a visit! Your pet will thank you!

Last summer Market on Military

The LAST SUMMER Market on Military is this Thursday! 10.24.19


Thursday, October 24, 2019
from 3:00 PM till Dusk. 

Still great produce is left from our late, local growing season.

Kids get to decorate a pumpkin!

Super good deal on pumpkins!

Last of the cut flowers.

Demo on using the beautiful Thai Chili Peppers the Hmong way.

Beautiful and colorful cabbage, cauliflower, squash and apples.

Fall decorations.

Caribbean Cruiser Food “tent”

And more….

Thai Chili Peppers

GB PD K9 Show at the Market on Military

Drago and Pyro get to show off

The Green Bay Police K9 unit talked to market goers at the August 15th special Dog Days of Summer event at the Market on Military.

It was a great thrill to see both Drago and Pyro preform with their handlers and some were especially excited to see Pyro. After being stabbed by a bad guy this spring, Pyro looked great and there was no sign that his wounds slowed him down.

Pyro and Officer Salzmann – playing with his training toy


Pyro is a Belgian Malinois that was born in the Netherlands. His handler is Officer Scott Salzmann. Pyro lives with Officer Salzmann and his family when he is not working for the Green Bay Police Department.

Drago and Officer Brann – at ease

Drago is a Belgian Malinois/German Shephard that was born in Hungary. His handler is Officer Jeff Brann and Drago lives with Officer Brann and his family when he is not on the job.


Both dogs are trained in suspect apprehension, tracking and narcotics detection. Pyro also has experience and training in handler protection and article searches.


Drago waits for instructions

Pyro bites at suspect, giving the officer time to take him down.

Pyro and Officer Salzmann

Market on Military 2019

Dog Days of Summer at the Market on Military

Join us this week for the Dog Days of Summer at the Market on Military. 

Military Avenue is full of great pet services, products and food. Coming soon is a doggie daycare! Find more information at the special Market day. Plus all of our great vendors will be there with peak season produce. You can even find apples and mums, just getting ready for fall.

Market on Military Starts Thursday!

The Market on Military will start this Thursday! June 6th. 

Stop by the Market on Military in the GB Plaza parking lot from 3-7 each Thursday this summer. (Near Sears) Our 4th year will feature most of our tried and true vendors and many new ones. 

It feels like we have had spring for a while, now we can get some of the great spring produce. It is peak season for asparagus and rhubarb

Spring produce 2018

One of the many new vendors this year is CC’s Sweet Treats. For those of you with a sweet tooth, they have you covered. Deep fried Twinkies, Oreos, peanut butter cups, and candy bars plus funnel cakes will satisfy your craving. Their food truck also has some Wisconsin favorites – deep fried cheese curds, jumbo pretzels w/cheese, nachos w/cheese and corn dogs. Christie comes from Luxemburg, WI with lots of sweet treats and cheese. 

CC’s Sweet Treats Twinkies

CC’s Sweet Treats funnel cake

CC’s Treats Oreo Cookies


Many new crafters and our regulars will be rotating into the mix of vendors. The Ness husband and wife team is talented in wood working. They have beautiful bird houses, benches, and themed scarecrows. Paula’s Two Danes Bakery is back and is always a hit with our four legged customers. We are dog friendly if your dog is friendly. Two human bakeries are also attending this year.

Packer Scarecrow for your garden or yard.

Ness bird houses

Pollinator craft Summer 2018

Each week we have a youth project. This Thursday, June 6th,  kids can plant a seed, take it home, and watch it grow over the summer. Maybe they will want to grow their own food someday and this project will help them understand how it works.

Here is some of what you will find at the Market on Military:
Meat, eggs, fresh seasonal produce, prepared veggies, jams and jellies, pickles, honey, plants, flowers, apples, bakery, breads, pet food, pet supplies, Kettle Corn, Sweet Treats, BBQ food trucks, jewelry, arts and crafts.

Each week is unique! See for more information. 

D&T Gardens produce and more.

Military Avenue Mural

Watercolor Style Mural on Military


Q-Tea Premium Tea House and The Sense Spa & Wellness Center will have the first mural on Military Avenue.

Kent Hutchinson is painting a watercolor style mural done in acrylic, that was selected by the owner, on the side of the building at 124 S Military Avenue. The new tea house and spa owner is adding to the beautiful Zen gardens with this artistic mural. As our weather cooperates, there will soon be outside seating in the peaceful, minimalist, Zen like garden.

In addition to tea, frozen custard, and healthy drinks, they also serve Vietnamese Coffee. (Also called Cà phê Sữa đá.) This Vietnamese coffee is rich, super flavorful, and sweet with just a tiny hint of hazelnut. It is perfect on a hot or cold day. Either iced or hot.

You can have a tea or coffee while you visit the spa area that features manicures, pedicures, massage, waxing, and the most unique salt room. RELAXED is the word you will use after time here.

The artist, Kent Hutchinson, is an active community member and creative collaborator. Kent serves as chair on the Green Bay Public Arts Commission and organizes the STEAM events held at the Neville Museum. STEAM adds the A for Art to Science – Technology – Engineering – and Mathematics. “A comprehensive understanding of the STEAM disciplines makes us smart while an understanding of how these disciplines can be interwoven and combined makes us wise.” Kent’s incorporation and encouragement of art in our everyday life is evident in many Green Bay locations.

Visit the Q-Tea House to see the positive development of including art on Military Avenue.