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Okauchee, the little village that could...

Real Estate Agent with Shorewest Realtors

Okauchee has never been a big village. I remember walking about a mile to the "downtown" area, to Tweeden's Drug store, and debating whether I wanted a malt, a sundae, or a comic book. Tweeden's is long gone but other businesses have popped up in it's place.

In the old Tweeden's spot is Glenda's restaurant. A couple of doors down is Bella's Cafe (fairly new business). The Avenue bar is still around. So is the Okauchee Barber. Another new business is the Lakeview Salon in the old Four Season's building. Debilyn Vuk has taken over and has walk-in service and mulitiple chairs and hairdressers. Very reasonable prices. There's even a manicurist.

I noticed Muskey Mike's has their own store, across the street from where they used to be, in the old Hornbostel's building (I think it was a 'sweet shop' in my parent's day). Everything to make you day fishing on the lake comfortable -- yes that means liquor too.

The hardest thing about returning to the old hometown of Okauchee, is seeing your "church" turn into condos. Well, the school turned into condos, the church turned into an entertainment center/clubhouse. What's the difference? The builder kept the mission-style architecture, but it still breaks my heart.

So little Okauchee is growing up. Time for me to get out of the past.

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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Okauchee will always be a wonderful place. As I was driving down Lake Drive yesterday I remember when my family would have us pulling stones from all the two families we were building when my family would be having their business meeting over at the Lakeaire bar which is now condos

May 06, 2010 02:26 AM