If you were looking forward to seeing some
construction progress on a new Out & Out Custard and
Sandwich restaurant at the northwest corner of
Washington Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard in
Cedarburg, you’re going to have to wait a bit
longer. This is how the location looked Wednesday.
Photo by Mark Justesen
CEDARBURG - There is good news and
not-so-good news to report on the efforts to build a new
Out & Out Custard and Sandwich.
The good news is that the popular eatery will
start serving custard at its temporary location, W63 N143
Washington Ave., just north of Pioneer Road. The not-so-good
news is that the storefront will remain a temporary location a
little longer than planned.
Out & Out owner Eric Fix said Tuesday that the
cold temperatures and persistent snowfalls have made it nearly
impossible to break ground on the northwest corner of Washington
Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard. The corner was home to Out & Out
for seven years, until it was razed last October to accommodate
a larger restaurant., outdoor seating, a new relocated Commerce
State Bank and a parking lot.
The restaurant was to be built first, slated to
open in May. Now, that opening will likely take place in mid- to
late summer, Fix said.
“It’s just as simple as it’s been a tough
winter,” Fix said.
The original plan was to break ground in early
winter, then have crews construct the facility over the winter
and spring months. But deep freeze conditions persisted
throughout the season, causing problems as recently as two weeks
ago when Fix thought there might be a break in the temperatures.
Fix said that it is also more expensive to build over the winter
months, and he decided to forego those added costs.
“Now we’re almost out of the woods,” he said
hopefully about the weather.
Fix is hoping the arrival of custard at his
current location today will hold customers over for a few more
months. The menu favorite had been absent at the temporary
location because the property does not supply the needed
electricity. Fix has remedied that by bringing a custard machine
to his catering kitchen on Columbia Road and bringing the
custard to the Washington Avenue location.
“It will be the exact same custard,” he said.
Fix will also be asking the city for a
conditional use permit to get outdoor seating at his current
The new restaurant will be 2,500 square feet -
five times its former size - and include indoor seating and a
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