Research into the agenda and minutes of Richfield Plan Commission the following information was obtained. This does not mean this information is all the information about the operation of Lake 5 Foods and Harvest Grille. For more information contact the Village of Richfield 628-2260.
The grocery store will include a limited amount of prepackaged grocery selections. Their assumed intent is not to compete with a traditional grocery store in that regard, but provide its patrons with the ability to purchase high-end and unique items you would see at a place like "Sendiks" or "Brennan's". Their deli counter will feature house-made products and a bakery which will essentially function around the clock to provide fresh artisan breads available for sale or consumption on-site. The deli/bakery will offer lunch service, ideal for people in both Waukesha and Washington County along the STH 164 corridor. It should be noted that Lake Five Foods is also applying for a Conditional Use Permit to operate a "small batch dairy" processing operation on the premises which will allow for the sale of dairy products, including milk and soft cheeses While not under the purview of the Plan Commission, Lake 5 Foods has stated their intention to apply for a Class "A" Beer license (to allow patrons to carry out purchases), a Class "B" Beer (to allow consumption on-site which the Village has an unlimited amount of these licenses) and "Class B" liquor licenses of which the Village only has three (3) reserve licenses left at the cost of $10,000/ea. Lake 5 Foods plans to allow for the consumption of beer within the premises of the grocery store to accompany the sale of product for lunch. How they will avoid situations where intoxicating liquors could be carried into the grocery store side or vice versa will need to be addressed by internal controls and is subject to audit/inspection by the State of Wisconsin's Department of Revenue.
Exact hours for the grocery store have yet to be determined, but will be within the following criteria:
1- Customer access to the premises: 6:00 am and 9:00 pm, seven days per week. 2- Employee Access: primarily during customer hours, but limited staff (primarily the employees working in the bakery) will need to be on the premises 24 hours per day. 3- Small batch dairy processing- 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Lake 5 Foods, LLC. is also proposing a restaurant called "The Harvest Grille", contrary to what is visually depicted in your attachments where it is called "Harvest Bar and Grille" . Please refer to the attached floor plan for details. The restaurant will share a kitchen with the grocery/deli and will serve meals produced, in part, with products grown on Lake 5 Farms as well as products from other producers. The proposed hours of operation for the restaurant are from 3:00 pm until 2:00 am. The restaurant will feature an outdoor seating area where food and drinks may be served. Any area where food and drinks may be served must be approved by the Village Board with an "unenclosed premise permit" which is also forwarded to the State of Wisconsin's Department of Revenue who oversees the administration of liquor licensing. With the restaurant proposing to seek a "Class B" liquor license and be open until 2am, it is then assumed that this establishment will also feature a "bar-like" atmosphere. Their application states they expect approximately 450 cars per day; 250 cars for the restaurant and 200 cars per day for the grocery store. They have 90 parking stalls on-site.
Source: Richfield Plan Commission Agenda Packet Sept 8, 2016