OCONOMOWOC — After 63 years of
business as a downtown Oconomowoc staple, May Garden Center,
Wisconsin Ave., will be closing its doors, according to owner Mary
The store was first opened by owner Mark May’s father in October of
1956 and Mark took over the business in 1974.
May Garden Center has seen a lot of change since being opened,
including the closing of three grocery stores in downtown, four
pharmacies and two movie theaters.
The store offers lawn maintenance supplies and garden accessories.
Mark May said in a 2010 Freeman article that downtown Oconomowoc was
May said in the article that his main focus at his store was
one-on-one attention and decades of experience in the garden
“I’ve trained hard and long to be the expert. That’s the only thing
I have that Stein’s does not have,” May said. “We try very hard to
give the absolutely correct answer.”
Look for a full story next week in The Freeman.