GRAFTON — This holiday season, the village of Grafton
will get a Fiddleheads.
coffee shop’s sixth location will be the first
commercial tenant of the Lumberyard 1505 development
that has been progressing downtown. Fiddleheads
President Mike Wroblewski said they are hoping to be
open by the holidays, though there is no exact timeline
set so far.
have to build it (the space) out … it should go fairly
quickly,” he said.
Fiduciary Real Estate, the company managing the 1505
project, is in charge of the base construction for the
five commercial spaces in the development. Fiddleheads
will only need to address its shop, which Wroblewski
hopes can be done within a few months.
Fiddleheads has been in business since 1996. Beginning
on Main Street in Thiensville, the independently owned
coffee business now has locations in Cedarburg, Mequon
and Bayshore as well, plus the artisan bakery in
Still owned by the family, Wroblewski, his parents,
brother-in-law (master roaster Steve Klimczak) and the
business’ vice-president, Fiddleheads has become an
integral part of Ozaukee County.
“We’re very, very Ozaukee County,” Wroblewski said.
said the company becomes involved in the communities it
sets up shop in, participating in events, causes and
new location in Grafton is an exciting step for
Wroblewski. He not only considers it a natural extension
for Fiddleheads, but also said the space inside the 1505
building is fantastic. The north wall is a glass garage
door, and its outdoor space runs into the village’s
Lumberyard Plaza. The development is also just off the
Ozaukee Interurban Trail, allowing Fiddleheads to be a
rest stop for local bicyclists.
the space is built out, Wroblewski thinks it will be a
wonderful environment in the Grafton community’s center.
He said it will likely employ eight to 10 people on the
Grafton barista team.
shining star, so to speak, (is) the people behind the
counter,” Wroblewski said. While certainly an
opportunity for Fiddleheads, Wroblewski is also happy
about a Grafton location on his own behalf, considering
the Grafton-Cedarburg area his home turf.
have lived in that area, my home ZIP code is 024, for 26
years,” He said.
“Grafton is an exciting extension.”
Wroblewski said the Grafton location would not be
strikingly different than other Fiddleheads. While each
location is always a bit physically different –
Cedarburg has the historic building, Thiensville is in
the little house on Main Street – he said Fiddleheads is
always Fiddleheads, following the same set-up and
did, however, hint that all Fiddleheads might have a
change or two coming.
“There are a few really big things we are planning, for
all our locations,” Wroblewski said.
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