New Shops Coming to Carmichael Road's Ban Tara Development

Up to six new shops could soon be coming to the Ban Tara development at the corner of Carmichael Road and Center Drive. The developer says he already has tenants lined up to sign leases once city council approves the plans.

The City of Hudson Plan Commission on Thursday approved final development plans for another retail building in the Ban Tara development at the corner of Carmichael Road and Center Drive just south of , and Verizon Wireless.

The 11,776-square-foot building will have space for up to six tenants, and it will look just like other the Ban Tara buildings in the development, which house popular chain shops including Chipotle, , and .

"It will be another building similar to those," said David Robson, a Ban Tara partner. "It will have most likely six tenants in it."

Even though the plans must still be approved at the July 23 City of Hudson Common Council meeting, Robson said he has been in the process of negotiating with tenants for quite some time.

"We do have some tenants lined up, but we haven't executed the leases," Robson said. "We expect to have those signed within a week or two. We've negotiated the leases, we just haven't executed them. It's a complicated process with these national tenants. They want to have their floor plans all drawn, and they want to have their sign packages included so they know everything they want to do is already approved."

What tenants are you hoping for in the new retail building? Tell us in the comments.


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Cynthia July 13, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Leases should be a requirement before they are allowed to build.. There are quite a few empty sites already in Hudson which makes us all look unproductive. How many more empty shops do we really need?
Micheal Foley July 13, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Those shops probably remain empty because they aren't in areas that attract national chains or the national chains want to the shops built to their specification.
Cynthia July 13, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Aldi's neighbor has been empty for how long? Just saying, a small shopping center with lots of traffic, empty. The real fact is the economy is not better off than four years ago, and no rays of sunshine or lollipops can be seen manifesting themselves in the near future. They can build but may sit empty for a very long time.
Micheal Foley July 13, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Hold your horses. A Mexican restaurant called Azul is in the process of moving into that building. Perhaps after the first tenant is in it will attract more interest.
Phil McGraw July 13, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Foley – are you buds now with the Robsons? The last two properties you have posted inquiring “what should go here” have been their listings via Greystone, and now this story. There are plenty of empty properties not listed or owned by them that you could have talked about. Just sayin’…
Micheal Foley July 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
It's sort of how news reporting works. When you start asking questions of people on a specific topic, you find out about a lot of other things they're involved in. My first "What Should Go Here?" post was going to be about the old movie theatre building, but when I inquired about it I found out about the indoor gun range plans. That's how I broke this story: http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/gun-shop-indoor-shooting-range-could-move-into-vacant-theater-space Next week my post will be about the old Blockbuster location. Pro-cuts announced a while back that they would take part of the space (http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/pro-cuts-to-open-shop-in-hudson), but much of the square-footage remains unclaimed. I also have my eye on an empty space next to the Hallmark shop in the Plaza 94 Shopping Center, and I may do a "What Should Go Here?" post when Central Bank vacates its current space and moves into its building that's currently under construction. Other than those, most of the other high-profile vacant property is being sold by Greystone. I'm looking at the land out by the movie theatre, Aldi Plaza, the shops by the former Outpost at Exit 4, the former tourism center, and on and on. What would you like to see me do a "What Should Go Here?" post on?
Phil McGraw July 13, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I guess that is also how reporting goes when you do not point out that Ms. Robson had her speech written and researched, attacking Ms. Gehrke after the lawyer acted out his findings. Were you not interested in pointing those obvious facts that other board members knew what would take place publicly but Ms. Gehrke did not? I call that “selective reporting”. No, I do not have a specific property in mind, but you should spread the free advertising around.
Micheal Foley July 13, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I obviously can't report everything or it would be a book instead of a news article. That's why Patch isn't just a news site; it's community platform. I didn't notice in the moment that Robson was reading a statement, but commenters did, and they pointed it out to each other. I appreciate that. I didn't report any of the things the other board members said in that story. I thought it was most important to report the allegations, findings and conclusions along with Gehrke's reactions. I posted the entire meeting as soon as it was available to me, and put a link to it in the Gehrke story. My approach to posting content is "This is what I know right now; Tell us what you know." I also linked to the Star-Observer and Pioneer Press stories on the topic in the comments of the Gehrke story. I can only report so much, but I try to link to as much as I can to provide a more full picture for Patch users.
MrsPeel July 14, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Cynthia... there is a Mexican restaurant going into the space near Aldi's. The construction is underway. There is a new restaurant going into the old Post Office building... drive by and see the construction activity. Drive by the Exit 4 strip... it is now full. Perhaps you have noticed the Comfort Inn is now up and operating? Whoever built the bullding near Aldi's obviously built on spec with no tenants signed up. Also they built a very unattractive building. Of wait, did you not notice that there is a new Walgreen's store up and running? Did you not notice the substantial expansion of the Hudson Ford dealership? Did you miss the health club in the former supermarket location downtown? Or perhaps you didn't notice the rehab and expansion of the building where Doughboy's and the new Yogurt business is moving into. Oh, BTW, Cynthia have you been able bto observe the construction of the new Central Bank building next to Hudson Bagel? Did you not notice the new Tires Proz building? Just for gigglesbb and grins you might want to check on the availabillity of space on 2nd St. in downtown Hudson. In summary there are many signs of economic growth and expansion in Hudson, not counting the new home construction going on in Red Cedar Canyon and Heritage Green. The TEAPublican talking points just don't work, so perhaps you might want to rethink your ill-informed comments. Oh wait, I forgot to mention the new Goodwill Store and Culver's.
Frazzle July 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Mrs. Peel please don't link Cynthia with the republican thought or teapublican as you so eliquantly placed your words. Some of us Republicans are very pleased with the constructions. By the way you missed Uline, the soon to be gun range, the soon to be start of the eastern part of the business park and the smokedale shop. And t mobile. And I hear pro cuts is going in where blockbuster was. I also hear an insurance agent may sign once azul builds out. Things are starting to get moving in Hudson. We should all be very proud of our City.
David Bartizal July 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Mr. Foley, You sir, do not need to defend yourself. You have been a huge asset to this community since starting this Patch (maybe before, but I did not know of you then!) Mr. McGraw, If you do not like this news site and community platform, I urge you to stop reading, stop commenting and go start your own site.
Sarah Edwards July 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM
WOW- So I beleive the question is what would you like to see in the new site?? I would like a trader joes and a noodles :)
Susan Iverson July 14, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Mr. Foley, I agree with Mr.bartizel - let's get back to the question without the side comments. Noodles and company would be nice to see or panera.
Hudsoner July 14, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I think this is a cheap shot from the hip! The school board has nothing to do with this subject. It bothers me that you seem not be able to discuss rational and free of emotions and intermingle subjects that appear on the patch into one big meaningless thing!
Hudsoner July 14, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Sarah, you can dream about a Trader Joe's shop until you get gray hair. Hudson is to small for one, and the Woodbury one is to close to Hudson. Trader Joe's (part of the German Aldi enterprises, the largest groceries store system in the world) is expanding heavily, but there are still large areas of the country that are not covered by either Aldi or Trader Joe's. And who likes noodles anyway, eat potatoes they are better for you! :-)
Erin July 14, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I just want to leave a common sense approach without politics involved. It would seem that it would make the most sense to have some type of initiative from the city to do something to get some permanent tenants in empty buildings before we build new ones. Like the dog track sitting empty for a decade, it is not good for the building itself to sit empty. There should be some type of incentives to have good tenants come into those buildings I am especially referring to the one located by Aldi's. What a shame.
jfw July 14, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I agree with @Bartizal. Mike Foley and Patch have been excellent for Hudson. If you don't like what you read go somewhere else. Great job reporting Mike!
Corey Gaffer July 14, 2012 at 02:27 PM
"Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall." "The mother art is architecture. Without architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization." Frank Lloyd Wright The city of hudson should impose higher architectural standards on these type of developments. Hudson on the hill has a huge disconnection from the beautiful downtown Hudson on the river. I think with projects like this and the city council that gap can be brought together. Then someday Hudson on the hill wont turn into a depleted wasteland of failed cookie cutter boxes that no one has any interest in bring a business into. The building proposed is the same plan that has been built in Hudson for more then 30 years. Lets start creating buildings on the hill that matter like buildings on the river. This project is a great foresight on how the city will act with the dog track redevelopment.
MrsPeel July 14, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Free Bird, I agree with you that there additional signs of economic expansion which are all positive for our city, of which I am proud to live in. I mentioned those that came to mind quickily. You will notice that I did not say "Republican" as I agree that the few remaining "Republicans" are in favor of economic expansion. I deliberately used the term "TEAPublican" which seems to best description of the leadership of the GOP; and Cynthia seemed to espouse their negativity in her talking points. No offense intended to "Real Republicans".
Frazzle July 14, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Government does not create jobs or build buildings for private business. It is not their job to determine tenants before a structure is built. That is where capitalism prevails. It is the owner of the buildings job to aquire tenants. Governments need to stay out if private industry.
Jennifer Nordin July 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I'd like a Noodles & Company, Panera, Famous Daves or a good Thai place! Yeah, I will keep dreaming about Trader Joes like half of Hudson....
Joylynn July 16, 2012 at 03:53 AM
I vote for Chick-fil-A
Ann W July 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I would go for a Jamba Juice!
Patch Reader July 23, 2012 at 06:54 PM
WOAH peeps...wasn't the question "What tenants are you hoping for in the new retail builing?" (typo there on the word building, Foley). I don't think the question was 'what political party are you a part of' or 'what don't you like about the City of Hudson?'. Keep it real, folks...spout off to someone who cares. My suggestion would be a good Chinese restaurant with buffet, a pet store or Ulta.
Micheal Foley July 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Thanks Patch Reader, I made the fix.
Krystal July 30, 2012 at 06:31 PM
This isn't the place to post this, but I'm not sure where to ask! What's going up next to the Hudson Bagel/Keys Cafe strip mall, anyone knoew?
Krystal July 30, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Micheal Foley July 30, 2012 at 06:33 PM
That'll be a new Central Bank location. The one in that strip mall will move into the new building when it's completed. When that site is vacated, it will make a pretty good "What Should Go Here?" post. :-)
Micheal Foley August 01, 2012 at 04:50 AM
JUST POSTED: One of the spaces will belong to Noodles & Company!: http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/noodles-company-to-open-hudson-location-in-2013
Jeff Foley August 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Another one of the spaces will be Sport Clips Haircuts. I look forward to bringing our industry-leading concept to provide the community with a championship haircut experience in our exciting sports-themed environment. http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/sports-clips-to-open-shop-in-hudson In the article, I have attached an official News Release along with a few additional pictures for everyone to enjoy. Jeff www.sportclips.com


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