The building that once housed Papino’s Pizzeria & Pasta restaurant could soon become the home of a butcher and specialty market.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Village of Windsor Plan Commission conducted a site plan review for the proposed business and then approved it.

The market expects to sell farm fresh products, local sundries and cook-to-order gourmet pizzas and sandwiches, in addition to locally sourced quality meats.

“We’re beyond thrilled,” said Monique Branch, who along with Judson Branch is petitioning the village for approval of its plans for the market, to be named Branch + Daughters. “It’s been a long time coming. We think we’ve found the right location and the right people.”

The market would be located at 6601 Traveler Trail, Branch + Daughters has established itself as a limited liability company owned by its two co-founders, Judson and Monique Branch. The market will be managed and directed by Judson Branch, a veteran chef with 20 years experience in hotel and restaurant management. Monique Branch, who is an experienced restaurant and marketing manager, will manage all marketing for the business.{/span}

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Hours of operation would be Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. A pick-up window that customers would walk up to, rather than drive through, is anticipated. It would be open Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. There will also be an outdoor patio.

The business will be closed on Mondays. It will employ three full-time workers and include a number of off-street parking spaces, including 16 parking stalls and two handicap accessible parking stalls. The parking lot and circulation will stay the same.

The property is zoned as a limited commercial district. The building is considered a nonconforming structure, according to a resolution on the matter that the plan commission passed. An amendment to that resolution called for the petitioners to work with village staff to better define its lighting plan to make it appropriate for the neighborhood. The new owners plan on remodeling the interior and exterior, while maintaining the building’s blueprint.

Village President Bob Wipperfurth, who chairs the plan commission, said the village board will take up the proposal at one of its next meetings.

Commission members expressed excitement over plans for the new business.

William LeGore said, “In my opinion, this is a positive development for Windsor in the quote-unquote downtown area. It’s very consistent with the comprehensive plan. It’s a niche business we’ve been lacking for decades in that area.”

Plan Commission Member Kristine Schmidt agreed with LeGore. She said, “This is the kind of business we want to see coming in. We talk about downtown improvements. This is exactly the kind of business we’re looking for.”

Some nearby residents expressed concerns about lighting. There was also some debate about the possibility of the market utilizing a third-party delivery service, such as GrubHub. Monique Branch said that was a possibility in the market’s long-term plan, but also explained that they’re not expecting to set up their own delivery service.

There was also a question about drainage on the property and flooding, as well as the operation of a sump pump.

Branch + Daughters will look to source and sell Wisconsin raised meats, farm fresh products and local sundries for the home cook. Chef curated seasonal recipes and expertise will be provided by the market to help customers be more knowledgeable about what and how they eat.

The market will feature Wisconsin sourced sundries and a wide variety of higher end specialty products. Among the expected offerings are summer sausage, beef jerky, mustards, jams, honeys, and artisan pastas and sauces. Local bottled craft beer, wine, and spirits will also be available for purchase.

Products will be rotated based on seasonality in an effort to offer unique selections for anything from a simple family dinner to large family gatherings. In addition to the butcher and grocer, cook-to order gourmet pizza and sandwiches will be prepared with the artisan charcuterie and local ingredients featured in the market. The facility will include a meat/deli counter and checkout area, grocery area, contactless pick-up window, and seasonal front and back patios with dining area and public restrooms.

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