West Allis announces plans for hotel near State Fair grounds

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WEST ALLIS — A new hotel complex is headed to West Allis near the corner of 82nd St. and Greenfield Ave. directly across the street from the State Fair grounds. The city hopes this new $13 million project will help garner more tourism dollars.

“West Allis welcomes this new partnership and private investment from a proven leader in the hospitality industry,” West Allis Mayor Dan Devine said.

The four story hotel will house 100 rooms, and an 8,000 sq. ft. banquet hall with a 300 person seating capacity. According to city leaders, this new hotel will bring about 80 full-time and part-time jobs to the City of West Allis.

This new hotel takes up just 3.2 acres of the 8 acre site the city helped secure. The full eight acre site is comprised of the old Milwaukee Gray Iron Foundry, former Mykonos Restaurant, and seven houses.

“The city’s $20 million vision for private redevelopment of the area also includes attracting a neighborhood grocery store/retail center, and a unique style restaurant/brew pub,” Jerry Matter, Chair of the West Allis Community Development Authority said.