Two Crafty Chicks plans expansion

By Denise Seyfer - News Graphic Staff

Aug. 13, 2015

CEDARBURG — Two Crafty Chicks LLC is expanding to downtown historic Cedarburg, pairing up the arts within a restaurant-type atmosphere.

Owners Katie Hartzheim and Jackie Ertl plan to interweave a hands-on classroom experience with the ambience of a café – though this one will serve alcoholic beverages as well as non-alcoholic ones.

“We make signs from a plain board and throughout the evening you personalize it,” the owners said to Common Council members. “It’s about a two- to three-hour process.”

The Cedarburg Common Council helped the women to move forward on their business plan when they approved a wine and beer liquor license for the establishment Monday.

Hoping to open their business Board & Brush Creative Studio in early September, the business will be located at W61 N506 Washington Ave.

The space was previously occupied by Kelley’s Market.

Through scheduled classes or privately-reserved parties, patrons can create one-of-a-kind, antique-like wood home décor pieces, according to the owners.

Children’s parties or events are not part of the plan, though the owners said catering to children might be considered in the future.

Two other Board & Brush franchises are located in Hartland and Elm Grove.

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