National Tea Grocery
Tom's United Foods
Breselow's Family Market
100 E Cady Street
Occupants of this site:
Manz-Hartig Brewery 1884 - 1896
Hartig Brewery 1896 - 1947
National Tea Grocery 1954 - 1977
Tom's United Foods 1977 - 2007
Breselow's Family Market 2007 -
09 04 RAZING THE OLD HARTIG BREWERY BUILDING
The first walls came crashing down today in the demolition of the old Hartig Brewery Co. building on Cady Street to make room for the new and modern supermarket which is to be constructed on the site.
Workmen for the Allen Wrecking Co. of Madison started demolishing the huge structure this morning. The start of tearing down the building is being made at the north end of the structure, in what was once the bottling department of the brewery. A truck, with cable, was used to bring down the first wall this forenoon. Later on, as the work proceeds to the higher sections of the building, special equipment will be brought in to speed the demolition.
Ray Kern, Watertown businessman, purchased the property some weeks ago from the Merchants National Bank, and announced that he will erect a 70 by 135 feet supermarket building which he has leased to the National Tea Co. In addition to the building, plans call for parking space for 100 automobiles on the property.
10 18 HARTIG BREWERY SITE CLEARED
01 21 ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL FOOD STORE
The addition to the National Food Store was opened this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Robert P. White cutting the ribbon. A feature of the grand opening is a sale which got underway this morning immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony. The store has been enlarged from 10,000 square feet of floor space to 14,500, which increases the floor space by approximately 50 per cent. In the expansion program the width of the building was extended 20 feet at the west, and 20 feet were added to the rear. WDT
02 11 SPACE NEEDS WATERTOWN MUNICIPAL BUILDING
A new concept for solving the city's space needs at the Watertown Municipal Building was proposed by Mayor Fred Smith at Tuesday evening's meeting of the public works committee of the Watertown Common Council. Smith suggested the city purchase Tom's United Foods, located at 100 E. Cady St., renovate it and use it as offices for the city's administrative departments. He said he would only pursue the plan with the support of the “full (common) council.” Smith suggested that if the food store, located across the street from the municipal building, could be purchased for an acceptable price, it could be renovated for municipal offices. That would leave the existing municipal building for police and fire needs. WDT
03 19 TOM'S UNITED FOODS SOLD / BECOMES BRESELOW’S
After serving the Watertown community for over 30 years, Tom and Lynda Frakes, the owners of Tom’s United Foods on East Cady Street, have decided to sell the business. Tom Frakes told the Daily Times this morning that he and his wife are selling the grocery store to Watertown residents Dennis and Patricia Breselow. He added the Breselows will assume ownership on March 31. Once the sale is complete, the grocery store will be renamed Breselow’s Family Market. Frakes said the Breselows are planning to remodel the store, which will include an addition to the north end of the building. Watertown Daily Times story, 03 19 2007 [WHS_005_546]
10 10 BRAND NEW GROCERY STORE
Breselow's begins $1 million addition and remodeling; building will look like brand new grocery store.
11 18 BRESELOW’S ADDITION
A building addition to Breselow’s Family Market on East Cady Street topped the list of new construction in October. The addition to Breselow’s Family Market is valued at $600,000 and is being handled by Emrath Construction of Helenville. The 2,560-square-foot addition is being constructed on the north end of the store and will include space for new offices, compressor and electrical rooms, freezers, a dairy cooler and a liquor storage area. WDT
08 15 BRESELOW’S GRAND OPENING
After almost a year of construction and renovations, Breselow’s Family Market on East Cady Street is celebrating the grand opening of the grocery store. The construction project, which got under way in October of last year, includes a 2,560-square-foot addition and remodeling of the building, according to Patricia Breselow, who owns the store with her husband, Dennis Breselow. Dennis Breselow has over 40 years experience in the grocery store industry. The new addition has been constructed on the north end of the store and includes space for new offices, compressor and electrical rooms, freezers, a dairy cooler and a liquor storage area.
Breselow's Family Market since April 1, 2007. Purchased the store and added on and remodeled the store starting in the fall of 2007 and did the final touches by July 2008. We NEVER shut the store down through all of that, we felt it was important to stay open for our customers. Some of the back history of our location is: 1884-1947 it housed the Hartig Brewery; 1954-1977 National Tea Grocery; 1977-2007 Tom's United Foods; and 2007-current Breselow's Family Market.
History of Watertown, Wisconsin