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Ask NOW: What's going on in the old Ethan Allen store?

Workers convert the former Ethan Allen store on Capitol Drive into a new space for Adserts.

Workers convert the former Ethan Allen store on Capitol Drive into a new space for Adserts. Photo By Staff photo by Rory Linnane

Feb. 18, 2014

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What will become of the old Ethan Allen store?

Question: After seeing work going on inside, a reader wants to know what's going on inside the former Ethan Allen store on Capitol Drive.

Answer: The former Ethan Allen building at 14750 W. Capitol Drive, which has been vacant for at least three years, could soon see new life.

AdSerts, an advertising agency currently located at 1675 N. Barker Road in Brookfield, plans to open a second location in the space.

Since Ethan Allen moved to Brookfield Square, 95 N. Moorland Road, at least two other companies have considered the site, including Ducati Milwaukee and Pet Supplies Plus, Economic Development Director Tim Casey said.

Ducati ultimately decided on another building in West Allis. Pet Supplies Plus made plans to move there in 2012 and received final approval from the Common Council before deciding it wasn't an ideal location, he said.

AdSerts, which owns the building, got an occupancy permit from the city in October and plans to open in the next month, Casey said.

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