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The Sturtevant Planning Commission Thursday approved an addition to Lehmann’s bakery and set the public hearing to rezone Sturtevant SportsPlex for Renaissance School.
Lehmann’s, 9117 Durand Avenue, needs to expand to meet the growing demand for kringle, a story in The Journal Times reads.
Having its signature pastry featured at Sam’s Club has increased the bakery’s reach from within Wisconsin and surrounding states to Missouri, Kentucky and Ohio. Former co-owner Wayne Palmer-Ball told the newspaper that 2014 sales grew 140 percent over 2013 sales.
“This is awesome,” Village President Steve Jansen said. “It’s great to know that this part of their business is doing so well.”
The new freezer space will measure more than 4,000 square feet and will allow the bakery to meeting the demands of supplying kringle to Sam’s Club stores in 10 states and the annual uptick around the holidays.
Trustees are expected to approve the addition at the March 5 village board meeting.
Setting the stage for new school
Commission members also set the statutorily required public hearing to rezone the Sturtevant Sportsplex from industrial to commercial so the Renaissance School can make the building its home.
Residents can voice their opinions starting at 6 p.m. April 8 at Village Hall, 2801 89th Street.
The hearing will take place as part of the village board meeting, Jansen confirmed.
Approving the change is the first step for the Renaissance School’s relocation and consolidation from two buildings in Pleasant Prairie and Mount Pleasant.
Renaissance is a private school, and many of its students attend using state-funded vouchers. Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative (LUMIN) is the organization that operates the schools.
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