US Cellular to move and expand
JANESVILLE--A new U.S. Cellular regional center—the largest in the state—should open before the holiday season at the former site of Arby’s Restaurant on Milton Avenue, according to city and company officials.
Arby’s last spring moved up the street into the vacant Del Taco near Menards.
The new U.S. Cellular store will be developed by Marwood Corp. and will be larger than the phone company’s facility in the Janesville Plaza, 2431 Milton Ave.
A company official described the new store as the only full-sized “corporate store” between Madison and Rockford, Ill. The store will hire more employees and serve more customers than the current facility, which will be closed. It also will offer classroom training for customers and employees, said Glen Todd, who works in the U.S. Cellular real estate and facilities for.
The development will result in improved traffic flow in the area, said Duane Cherek, Janesville city planning services manager.
As part of the development deal, Marwood will give the city an easement behind Kwik Trip so the city can build a road to connect to the Menards roundabout.
Marwood also agreed to improve the access road between Kwik Trip and the new development. Some details still need to be worked out, Cherek said.
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