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NEW TO TOWN: Fresh Must-Sees in Menomonie

Thirsty? Hungry? Need a trim? These new Menomonie businesses have got you covered

author & photos by McKenna Scherer |

FRESH AND NEW. These new Menomonie
FRESH AND NEW. These new Menomonie businesses are really grate.

With its historic gems and stunning outdoor views, Menomonie's beauty is well known. Amid this treasured small-town atmosphere, Menomonie continues to expand and offer exciting, must-see businesses. Here’s a roundup of new spots to visit:


Ellsworth Co-op Creamery

3001 County Road B, Menomonie

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery opened its Menomonie location on July 14 right outside of town, making it well worth the short drive. With a large assortment of crackers and wine to pair with their nearly endless cheese varieties (curds, blocks, and more), they also scoop up Cedar Creek ice cream and offer Sprecher root beer for you float lovers. Of course, there are meats galore to go alongside its cheeses, but the most unique feature isn’t something edible, but rather is a feast for the eyes: Windows inside the shop allow visitors a look at the folks and machinery used to make the cheese. It's a one-stop-Dairyland-shop you won’t want to miss.

Check out their Facebook page (@EllsworthCheese) or website (www.ellsworthcheese.com).

LOOKIN' SHARP. Ellsworth Co-op Creamery recently celebrated its Menomonie location Grand Opening on July 14.
LOOKIN' SHARP. Ellsworth Co-op Creamery recently celebrated its Menomonie location Grand Opening on July 14.

Mechelle’s KAB Salon

390 Red Cedar St., Suite N, Menomonie

Recently settled into its new location inside the professional building on Red Cedar Street, Mechelle’s KAB (Keeping America Beautiful) Salon focuses on braid styles for men, women, and children, including box braids, feed-in braids, dread re-twists, and more. The salon also offers eyelash extension services and features an electric massage chair, with a free 10-minute chair use per paying customer!

Keep up with Mechelle’s Salon on their website and Facebook page (@MiaMakesTheMoney).

Foxwood Gallery

645 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Foxwood Gallery’s Grand Opening celebration will be held over the weekend July 23-24, with doors opening at noon on July 23. The tattoo shop and art gallery are being opened by award-winning and locally known tattoo artist Eric Schultz, who focuses on realistic black-and-white tattooing. Appointment booking will begin on July 23 for in-person visitors with plenty of cool Grand Opening specials, including $50 flash tattoos and a few chances to win free tattoos. Schultz is hoping to have Foxwood merch ready for purchase during the opening, too.

Follow Foxwood Gallery on Instagram (@foxwoodgallery) or check out the website (foxwoodgallery.com) for more information.

Broadway Barber Co.

1120 Broadway St., Menomonie

This new barbershop – the only one in Menomonie – specializes in fades, straight-razor neck shaves and beard trims, and more, priding itself on “bringing back old-school barbering with a modern-day twist.” The co-owners and current barbers at Broadway, Aloha Montgomery, and Naomi Smith, have a combined 25 total years of experience. “We wanted Broadway Barber Co. to be a step above being more than just an in-and-out haircut place," the duo said. With the help of a friend, the duo took the leap from their jobs in Eau Claire to launch Broadway Barber Co. Experienced in all textured hair and styles, the shop is usually by-appointment, but they take walk-ins dependent on availability.

Learn more about Broadway Barber or book an appointment on their Facebook page (@BroadwayBarberCo).

6th Avenue Cidery

120 6th Ave., Menomonie

Opening near the start of 2022 by duo Tanya Husby and Penny Burstad, 6th Avenue Cidery specializes in – you guessed it – ciders. With a wide variety of cider options, including several on-tap, their menu also includes cocktails, beer, hard coffee and tea, and food! Snag a charcuterie board to go along with your ciders or wine, or if you're feelin’ sweet, try their cheesecake. With a unique and mouth-watering menu of both food and drinks, 6th Avenue Cidery strives to be a true hang-out spot with a chic vibe where folks can truly connect. 

Learn more about 6th Avenue Cidery and keep up with their menu online via their Facebook page (@6thAvenueCidery) or website (6thavenuecider.com).

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YOU'LL BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A SPOT LIKE THIS. 6th Avenue Cidery offers a unique menu of ciders, beers, hard coffee, and food.

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Westconsin Credit Union

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Best of Menomonie is brought to you by:

Westconsin Credit Union

Explore Menomonie