lights are out at Bucky’s Lakeside Pub & Grill, with
visitors greeted only by a notice.
Jake Meister/Freeman Staff
OKAUCHEE — The lights are
off, the barstools are empty and the only
official explanation for the closure of
Bucky’s Lakeside Pub & Grill is a simple
Located at N50-W35016
Wisconsin Ave., the pub sits right in the
heart of downtown Okauchee. Its vacancy
leaves a noticeable hole.
The Freeman called the
business and also left Facebook posts on
both its page and the page of its owner, Ray
Bucholtz, Thursday afternoon. None of the
inquires were responded to before press
“It makes it seem like more
of a ghost town,” Mike Sommers, owner of
Hoggin’ It BBQ, said of the closure.
Sommers’ business sits just a
chip shot away from the pub at N50-W34959
Sommers said he was shocked
and amazed when the business closed.
Bucky’s Lakeside had been a
member of the Oconomowoc Chamber of
Commerce. Chamber Executive Director Katie
Miller said she isn’t aware of the reason
why the pub has closed.
“I was just as surprised as
you are,” Miller said.