Cafe Hollander lease for pedestrian bridge use approved

Feb. 17, 2009

The Wauwatosa Common Council tonight approved a lease agreement that allows restaurant owners to use a portion of the pedestrian bridge as outdoor seating space for the next 25 years.
The lease with Cafe Hollander management includes a first-year rental fee of $250, followed by an increase of 2 percent or the Consumer Price Index rate, whichever is higher; a deadline of Nov. 1 to remove outdoor equipment and fixtures for the winter; a requirement to put a decorative cover over the fountain during the winter months; an agreement to remove the fountain when they leave if they city requests; and a 30-day termination notice with cause.
Mayor Jill Didier and city staff are working with the artist of the sculpture in front of Cafe Hollander’s future home, 7707 Harwood Ave. Under a artist’s rights law, the sculptor must approve relocating the piece before it can be removed.
Cafe owners can begin to move into the building at 7707 Harwood Ave. in early April.


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