Latino-owned businesses opening up shop at former St. Vincent de Paul site

Freeman Staff

Sept. 18, 2014

 The former St. Vincent de Paul store on Main Street will have new, vibrant life in the near future.
Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA - A string of Latino-owned will be seen around the former St. Vincent de Paul building in the city of Waukesha.

Linda Uebele and her husband, John, recently bought the site at 305 East Main St., which is currently under construction. She said the 7,500 square-foot building has space for eight buildings, three of which have already been taken up - one by her own business, Por Ella Tax Service; another by Hilo Rojo de Pablo, a tailor who has worked in Waukesha for over two decades; and a third will be used by Uebele’s husband, a welding inspector with the state.

“My tax office I’ve been running for 36 years will now have a permanent home,” Linda said.

She said the building also has a conference room which seats up to 50 people with a commercial kitchen and can be rented out for birthdays, sporting events, baby showers or other similar gatherings.

That room, along with an employee lounge which can seat another 20 people, will also be furnished with flat screen TVs, according to Uebele.

When construction is finished, the building will have a new facade with a door down the center.

“The city approved our drawings and plans and they are hopefully going to finish by Oct. 1,” Uebele said.