Travelling by US 45, as one reaches the west bend of the Milwaukee River, the city of West Bend looms with its paved riverwalks and the 25 miles longEisenbahn State Trail, Reaching the historic downtown marketplace with a yearning for shopping, you will ask: what is store for me.
Alternately, you may pose the question: What is there for me in a West Bend store?
Indeed, the Main Street, Washington Street, and other local areas have a vast variety of shops, pubs, clubs, steakhouses, and restaurants, to lighten your purse and possibly fatten your belly.
You can meander around to explore the shops by yourself or approach the West Bend Area Chamber for guidance and suggestions. There is an outlet mall, downtown stores, shopping malls and specialty stores.Let us browse through the list and have a preview of the range of shops and what they offer.
Possibly the best place to start for special holiday gifts of unique nature, downtown West Bend offers you candies, cakes, home décor, and much more.
The Corner Score on the North Main Street is a one of a kind assemblage of shops to buy toys, rare records, and book and handmade jewelry. At the adjoining event venue, one can have a go at the make and take craft events. The Block Party hosted by West Bend Farmers’ Market every Saturday is a vendors’ venue for a variety of products.
The Local Collective in downtown West Bend has over fifty vendors displaying their own handcrafted and locally made products like candles, mugs, pillows, jewelry, signs, pottery, furniture and various dome décor items. Stopping at The Local Collective for your purchase might be a way to support the local artisans and crafters.
A Conversation Piece, LLC., is a six-year-old family-owned West Bend Store specializing in home décor and accessories. Here, you can pick up trendy painted furniture and buy milk paint, gel stains, glazes and top coats for do-your-own-painting with helpful design consultancy.
If you want a specially designed suit for your personal use or for projecting your personality in a professional event, BG Decal and Apparel at 120 N. Main Street is the place to go. They do not ask you to fill an online form giving your requirements. They would have a face-to-face talk to decide and design the right dress for you.
At this West Bend Store offering unique gift items, you will be taken Over The Moon – that is the shop’s name — with their vintage offerings of gift items which keep changing a photo frame now, a floral item after few hours and a painted jar later.
Laughing Mountain Gourmet Popcorn at 148 N. Main Street is renowned for the buttery caramel corn popcorn made using a recipe handed down through three generations. For Mark and Nancy whose surname Laufenberg translates to the shop’s name, it does not just work, but fun and bonding with the community.
Like to visit a long-standing West Bend Store? Come to Candyman on Man which has been offering colorful combinations of candy, chocolates, caramel apples and other tooth-tickling items for more than thirty years. Whether it is a corporate gift pack or cozy meet in a corner, Candyman has something special to offer.
Locally owned, Dunn Bros Coffee aims to offer a product which is exceptional and available at a very competitive price. The coffee beans sourced from a single origin. The roasting is done at the store site in small batches to ensure rich aroma. They are famous for their trademark Infinite BlackTM cold-brewed coffee. Dunn Brothers strive to contribute to the community through donations and fundraising activities.
Slesar Glass Shop, at 115 N 6th Avenue, is a family owned business specializing in glass and window services since 1949. From storefronts and doors to furniture tops and decorative cabinet doors, they are the “first-call” option for West Bend as well as all neighboring counties.
The decade-old Savoring Thyme is a West Bend store for all occasions. It has got gourmet food and you can buy clothing and accessories. There are garden products and items for home décor. Above all, there will be select items for specific seasons showcased in their exquisitely laid out Open House events.
For Pedal Moraine Cycle and Fitness, cycling is not a mere business, not just a passion, but a way of life. They have to operate since 1991 in West Bend and surrounding areas offering cycling products and services through their dedicated and knowledgeable team. Apart from bike, bikes and accessories, their CycleOps is a total training system which comes with professional grade trainers and a virtual riding app. They provide various services to suit all cycling needs and the client’s budget. Their Used Bike Trade-in Program and Kids Bike Trade-Up Programs enable the buyers to get bikes for family members in different age groups.
Located at 760, S. Indiana Ave., Discount Ramps is a West Bend Store with a large online selection of ramps and accessories supplied across the country. An acclaimed industry leader, their product range includes automotive, wheelchair, pet and custom-specific ramps. The prices are affordable and meet the customer needs. There are different brands and types of ramps for various use, Lucky Dog ramp to keep the furry companion comfortable, Guardian to protect crews on job sites, Kill Shot for hunting expeditions, and so on.
If one wants to set up an office with attractive interior décor, J L Business Interiors, Inc. in West Bend could be the shop to visit. Founded in 1994, the company has grown from a basement shop to a big commercial set up with 20,000 square feet warehouse and 8,000 square feet showroom. The customers can “see, feel and touch” the products when they are selecting from the choice options. They provide a low-cost alternative to pre-owned office furniture of good quality.
Extra Mile Snow Plowing at 18th Avenue, South Bend offers an essential service of snow plowing and ice removal. Their customer spectrum includes schools, hospitals, strip malls, residential apartments and others. In participation with a local roofing company, they also do professional in-house roof raking along with ice removal and ice damming services. Active in the local community, they do volunteer work in parks and sponsor the local little league teams.
The above is just a subset. There are many more shops to cater to individual needs, office setups, local people and visiting groups.