Waukesha wine house may open location in downtown Pewaukee

By Brandon Anderegg

April 12, 2019

The mixed-used development will include five condo units with first-floor, enclosed twostall garages and a 5,250 square-foot retail space at the sidewalk/street front.
Submitted rendering

PEWAUKEE — Pewaukee’s downtown could have a little more flavor this summer as Spring City Wine House in Waukesha might open a location in the Beachscape condominium development on Wisconsin Avenue.

The Beachscape development located between 161 and 125 W. Wisconsin Ave. includes five housing units with three retail spaces on the first floor. Beachscape Developer Joe Grasch said he’s in talks with Spring City, although an agreement has not been finalized.

“We are talking to a few vendors like Spring City that are looking to take half or as much as the whole space,” Grasch said.

Spring City owner Tom Hockel chose not to comment on the possible development other than to clarify that if the business did reach an agreement with the developer, Spring City would remain in Waukesha and open a second wine house in Pewaukee, he said.

“The business does really well here,” Hockel said. “We love Waukesha and we have no intention of leaving.”

Pewaukee President Jeff Knutson was thrilled with the idea of Spring City coming to Pewaukee.

“I’m hoping they come,” Knutson said. “I’m looking forward to it and I think it would be a definite asset to the downtown. I think they would do very well in that area, and I think it would bring more people downtown.”

Grasch said the first-floor retail portion of the development and the sidewalk should be completed by Memorial Day. His goal is to have the remaining portion of the building fully constructed by Labor Day, with tenant occupancy as early as June or July, he added.