In the middle of the afternoon.
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Increasing competition, flat sales leads Brennan's Market to close all of its stores. (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/12/2017)
In 1967, Skip Brennan borrowed $10,000 from a bank to open a store in a Quonset hut on University Avenue in Madison. The structure and a neighboring drive-in, Dog ‘n Suds, were torn down in 1970 to make way for the existing store. He opened the company’s third store on Madison’s North Side in 1975; it closed in 2008. A fourth was added in Brookfield in 1988, after he was offered land on Bluemound Road from Madison-based car dealer John Zimbrick.
My wife and I have shopped here since moving to Middleton in 1986. The Madison store has always featured outstanding produce -- oranges and peaches (in season), in particular. We'll certainly miss Brennan's, but just like when Johannsen's Greenhouses closed in 2013, we'll move on.