Snag some wine and say hello to former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler, all while benefiting the Elmbrook Humane Society.
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With unique business model, return on investment arrives almost immediately with flood of customers to the Village – the same attraction that drew owners to live here.
Sisters Brooke Boomer and Sarah Smith find Wauwatosa a gem of a city to live their dream as co-owners of a coffeehouse-style wine bar, The Ruby Tap. The Ruby Tap was the latest business to take up residence in the former Drew’s Variety store space, with its entrance at 1341 Wauwatosa Ave. just around the corner from Root Common Park. The wine bar opened in the village a little more than three months ago, with news of the endeavor spread primarily by word of mouth and Facebook. The Ruby Tap Facebook page tracks nearly every aspect of a year-long journey, from early construction to convert the space to its rough-hewn decor, through to the finishing touches two months before posting the “We’re Open!” album. Although pre-opening …