Bella’s restaurant building sold
April 30, 2012
The former Bella’s Fat Cat restaurant, 2737 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., was purchased by SK Management, LLC. Shirley Konopski is the registered agent for the property.
Konopski said she was thinking of “maybe putting a Mexican restaurant” in the former burgers and custard venue, but that nothing has been finalized.
Tim Olson, who is working with Konopski, said that he’s making roof and plumbing repairs and cleaning the interior of the restaurant and intends to look for a leasing agent who will locate a tenant. Olson thinks there’s a fair chance that a restaurant may lease the space since the building is equipped with a kitchen.
In addition to the 3,895-square-foot restaurant space, there is another 1,700 square foot office space on the south end of the building that was last occupied by Kinetic Realty.
Michael and Kim Schmidt formerly owned the building and operated Bella’s Fat Cat Frozen Custard & Jumbo Burgers.
The city didn’t renew their operating licenses in July 2010 due to multiple outstanding tax warrants. The owners were forced to close the restaurant the following September.
At that time, the Journal Sentinel reported that Park Bank was granted possession of Bella’s Fat Cat Ltd.’s company assets. They also foreclosed on the 2737 S. KK property, which was owned by Bella’s Holdings, LLC, another of the Schmidts’ firms.
SK Management acquired the property from Stearns Bank of St. Cloud, Minn.
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