Grand Openings: Jen’s Sweet Treats, Ferch’s, New-Look Ace Hardware

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I love grand openings, and there are three in May alone, with more to come.

Mark your calendars for …

  • Sunday, April 24: Get an early look at downtown’s newest business, Jen’s Sweet Treats, with “Sips & Sweets,” a chance to sample some yummy treats ahead of their official grand opening. Bring a toy to donate to their South Shore Santas program. 4-6 p.m. at 907 Milwaukee Ave.
  • Sunday, May 1: Jen’s Sweet Treats officially opens at 9 a.m. with a selection of cupcakes, muffins, cookies, turnovers, brownies and donuts.
  • Friday, May 13: South Milwaukee Ace Hardware, 1009 Marquette Ave. The noon ribbon cutting on Friday is the kickoff for an entire weekend of activities. Friday, it’s a Traeger grilling demo and grill giveaway. Saturday, there is a  South Milwaukee Lions Club cookout from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., an appearance by WTMJ radio’s Jeff Wagner and their Free Ride program from 1 to 3, and a Weber grilling demo and giveaway from 3 to 6. Sunday, it’s Family Day, with free popcorn and demonstrations by the South Milwaukee Fire Department. Free coffee and donuts every morning from 8 to 10., and there are sales and specials each day. More to come soon, as Ben and the Gil family looks to show off the big changes — and big investment — they’ve made to the store.
  • Friday, May 20: Ferch’s Malt Shoppe & Grille officially opens at 4 p.m., as they begin their first full season at Grant Park Beach. They have a lot planned. From rentals (lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and paddle boards) to live music to movies to, of course, terrific burgers, custard and beer, it promises to be a great summer at the beach. Beach volleyball also returns this summer!

The new business momentum is real, and we’re just getting started.



Filed under Downtown, Grant Park, Local Business, South Milwaukee

2 responses to “Grand Openings: Jen’s Sweet Treats, Ferch’s, New-Look Ace Hardware

  1. Pat

    Excited to see some growth in SM. With the closure of Marquette was there any thought of making that light at 12th & Marquette flashing red instead of making lines of north/south traffic wait forever for the light to change?

  2. RocketMom

    Check out the new Tracker’s Pub & Grub on 14th & Rawson. They have their grand opening in May, too. The new owners have the right Mojo to make this bar a fish fry contender with the established Rockettown joints. The owners are big on Veteran’s initiatives: sponsor military causes, have “give back” Sundays, Poker Runs and have military decor in the bar. Great food, too. I stopped in for a grilled sammy which was Outstanding! ll be back to try their hand battered fish fry.

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