By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM

More than three weeks after the closing of Pedro's Mexican Restaurant, workers are transforming the building at 17105 W. Bluemound Rd. into a Hooters franchise.

Hooters purchased the building and long-term lease for the property, which once housed Bombay Bicycle Club, and expects to open early next year.

The City of Brookfield has somewhat stringent architectural requirements, but Hooters officials do not anticipate problems nor do other tenants of V. Richard's Plaza, in which the building is located.

Hooters operates six Wisconsin locations, including a store near Southridge Mall in Greenfield.