Gas station, convenience store conversion gets Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission OK
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Site and Operational Plans were approved at a meeting Monday of the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission for the conversion of an existing gas and convenience store into a liquor and cigar store.
Ayra’s Gasoline and Convenience Store, located at 4417 - 75 th St. (Highway 50) will be converted to a liquor and cigar store. The new retail store will sell liquor, beer, soda, packaged snacks, and tobacco items. Business owners will modify the interior of the existing 2,755 square foot building at the .82-acre site and will remove gasoline pumps and tanks and a canopy to accommodate the conversion. Exterior landscaping and parking areas will be created, and a new monument sign will be placed on the property.
“We wish Ayra’s the best with their new business plan,” commented Jean Werbie-Harris, community development director for the Village. “We look forward to seeing their improvements come to fruition and wish them success in their new business.”
Work is expected to begin as soon as possible and to be complete by the end of the year. Upon reopening, Ayra’s is expected to employ one full-time and six part-time employees. Proposed hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Access to Ayra’s will be made from both 75th Street and 45th Avenue.