work on the building at the southwest corner of Barstow and
South Streets on Wednesday.
WAUKESHA -The long-empty retail space at
the corner of Barstow and South streets is getting a
much-needed makeover after years of sitting vacant.
Jeff Fortin, Waukesha Community
Development specialist, said since John Ozug purchased
the property at the end of 2013, he has made significant
renovations on the inside.
Now, the exterior is being tackled with
roof work occurring the past couple of weeks.
Ozug did not return calls seeking
additional information about the work or if there is a
tenant for the large, glassed-in space facing the
Fortin said there are two tenants in the
building already, including a photography studio.
Ozug told The Freeman in 2014 that the
building is actually one space thatís interconnected,
and thus has four different addresses: 757 Barstow St.
and 209, 211 and 213 South St.
For a long time a music store was located
in the building, which was vacant starting in the
Last year, Ozug said: ďThe windows,
lighting and high ceiling will lend itself well to
either retail, or weíre toying with the idea of a trendy
spot for people to hang out. Iím very open to ideas, but
thatís the next phase.Ē