Pam's Fine Wines closed after 12 years


May 18, 2019

Pam’s Fine Wines in Mukwonago is closed its doors after serving the community for nearly 13 years.
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MUKWONAGO — Pam’s Fine Wines in Mukwonago is closed after serving wine and providing a space for live music for more than a decade.

The business, owned by Pam Turner and Mike Schell, started in 2007 at 710 Main Street where the Village Pumper is now located.

By 2009, Pam’s moved to its current location at 100 Main St. where the owners have since operated the business until it closed on May 4.

Turner told a Freeman reporter that sales had slowed down within the last year, so the couple decided to close its doors.

“It was a good run, it was 12 and a half years almost 13,” Turner said. “It was a passion for me.”

Turner said the business was community-oriented and often held fundraisers for children and families in Mukwonago. She also recalled her wedding two years ago where many Pam’s Wine House patrons joined in on the celebration.

“A lot of the customers really became family instead of friends, which was really cool,” Turner said. “A lot of them will be missed, definitely.”

Turner said she and her husband have no regrets, adding that the last 12 years have been wonderful. However, she urged residents to continue to support the small business in the community today.

“Back in the day, America was built on small business so if you want them to be there you have to support them,” Turner said.

Turner and Schell do not have immediate plans to open another retail business. However, they will continue to their involvement in the community through their property management business, P& M Properties Facilitating.