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The Gingerbread House is more than just a restaurant

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 07:30:23-04

MUSKEGO — If you ever find yourself in Muskego, you should check out The Gingerbread House on W. College Avenue.

"We are on an 1885 farmstead that was just a home. Now, it houses the chickens that once were here, as well as a great bakery and a bistro restaurant. Plus, a little shop and a boutique, so it's unique to the community," says Tracy Bohrer, owner of The Gingerbread House.

For the past 14 years, Tracy has made sure the restaurant represents the best of Wisconsin, from the baked goods to the coffee.

"Our biggest vendor right now is Valentine Roasting, they are local in Milwaukee. We also use Berres Brothers out in Watertown for our highlander grog which has been with us since we started 14 years ago," says Tracy.

When COVID-19 hit back in March, Tracy closed to keep her staff safe and have some time to assess the situation. By mid-June, Tracy had decided to reopen.

"My staff came in and trained in every department for two weeks. We are all masked, we are all gloved. We are continuously sanitizing," said Tracy.

The effort is all to make sure customers can continue to enjoy their favorite dish and drink, like the taco salad, Friday fish fry, or a stacked Bloody Mary.

"We've all come together, we've worked together through this, and we are learning new things come out. We've been lucky. A lot of customer support. They are appreciative of how vigilant and everything we are doing to keep people safe," says Tracy.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, make sure to check out The Gingerbread House.

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