Confections for any Occasion to close Oconomowoc store

Enterprise Staff

Sept. 12, 2019

 A for rent sign hanging in the window of Confections for any Occasion. The store will be closing on Sunday, according to a Facebook post by the store.
Alex Nemec/Enterprise Staff

OCONOMOWOC — Confections for any Occasion owner Joel Bernhard has decided to close his location in Oconomowoc and relocate all of the store’s offerings to the Theresa store.

Bernhard said the Oconomowoc location at 126 N. Main St. — which opened in February 2017 — just didn’t work out and he couldn’t find anybody to work at the store.

The store’s Facebook page states the Oconomowoc store will be closed effective Sunday.

Bernhard said Oconomowoc is a nice town and the Theresa store had a lot of Oconomowoc customers so he thought it would be a successful location.

“I loved the people and the area, but after the construction started last year (on the Wisconsin Avenue condominiums) our business went way down,” Bernhard said. “Nobody came downtown anymore, they had all trucks parked all over and there was no parking.

“We just couldn’t afford to keep losing money and we never came back from it.”