Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

V. Richards the latest to join the going out of business gang

City of Brookfield, THE ECONOMY

V. Richards in Brookfield likely to close soon

Mar. 24, 2009 11:04 a.m.  

V. Richards apparently will close soon in Brookfield to make way for a new CVS store.

The CVS proposal is on the agenda for the April 6 meeting of the Brookfield Plan Commission, according to Dan Ertl, director of community development for the city. CVS is proposing a pharmacy with a drive-up window for the space now occupied by the V. Richards grocery store in the shopping center at W. Blue Mound and N. Calhoun roads.

I haven't been able to reach V. Richards owner John Nehring this morning for a closing date for the store. But he has told me recently that the store was suffering from competition in the area and from the road work on both Calhoun and Blue Mound last summer. 


This is a shame. Exchanging a V. Richards for a CVS? Hardly the same. I must admit, I never shopped there much--especially after it was taken over by the Nehrings. Besides, the Elm Grove Sendiks is much more conveninet for me. But I like the idea of locally owned business over a national chain. And a CVS is hardly the same thing.

Will we see the familiar modern day sandwich board men battling wind and weather to advertise their going out of business sale? Lately, that job seems to offer the best job security in town.

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