Marco’s Pizza is a tenant that shares the building with Family Video at 112 W. Maple Ave. in Beaver Dam. The pizzeria will remain open and the remaining space in the building, as well as the building at 606 W. Main St. in Waupun, is available for lease. Anyone interested in the leasing the buildings can contact Legacy Commercial Property at (847) 904-9200.
The liquidation sale has already started and the business is in the process of selling off all of its videos, games, candy and other supplies and furniture. The stores will remain open daily until everything is sold. Wheeler estimated that they will permanently close sometime in mid to late October.
Business was brisk Thursday afternoon, as people filled the parking lot in Waupun looking for deals. Jane Teresinski commented she was sad to see the business go as she waited in line with more than a dozen movies in her hands.
“They’re my husband’s favorites,” she said.
The businesses have been in the area for a long time with the Waupun store opening in 2001 and the Beaver Dam store in 1997, in what was the former Sentry grocery store.
Wheeler said he started working in the Beaver Dam location part time when he was 19 years old in 2002.
“It’s sad for me personally to close in Beaver Dam because I worked there for most of my adult life and it’s been great. I really got to know the community well and we’re going to miss our customers and I know they’re going to miss us,” he said.