The company’s headquarters, which houses about 25 employees, is currently located at 6005 W. Martin Dr. in Wauwatosa. It is located next door to the two-building, 152-unit apartment complex, called The Enclave, which is being built by HSI Properties Inc.
Bartolotta plans to sell its headquarters building to HSI. HSI plans to tear the Bartolotta building down and will build a 40-unit apartment building on the site, which will be called The Annex at Enclave.
Bartolotta is in the process of purchasing the former Palomar sales center building at 520 W. McKinley Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. If the deal is completed, Bartolotta will move its corporate headquarters there.
Joe Bartolotta, president and owner of Bartolotta Restaurant Group, declined to confirm or deny the plans.
“(I’m) hesitant to talk about any acquisition of any property until it closes,” he said.
The McKinley Avenue building is owned by John and Kay Dieringer of Roswell, Ga. The 17,400-square-foot, one-story building was built in 1976.
Previously the building was used as the sales center for the Milwaukee Hotel Palomar and Residences development. That project was a proposed 22-story building with a 175-room hotel, 63 condos, a restaurant, nightclub, space, fitness center and retail space. But the $158 million Palomar project was cancelled when the Great Recession took hold and the sales center has been vacant for more than three years.