After more than a decade in business, Milwaukee urban cheese factory Clock Shadow Creamery is leaving its Walker’s Point retail space at 138 W. Bruce St. Lake Geneva-based cheese shop Hill Valley Dairy, who had been sharing space with Clock Shadow, will take over the storefront.
“After over 11 years, Clock Shadow Creamery will no longer have a storefront on Bruce Street,” reads a message posted to social media. “Our friends from Hill Valley Dairy, who have been sharing space with us for years, will be the new tenants.”
Clock Shadow isn’t completely finished, however.
“We will continue to make Clock Shadow’s cheese and serve wholesale and restaurant customers in Milwaukee, Chicago and throughout the area,” continues the message. “And, some of our cheese will be sold in the new store. […] We are excited to have [Hill Valley owners] Ron and Josie [Henningfeld] continuing the cheese business that we established in Milwaukee and wish them the best in their new venture. I think our customers will be very pleased with the ideas they are bringing with them from their store in Lake Geneva.”
Signs posted on Clock Shadow’s door explain that the outgoing business is offering wholesale pickups on Monday, December 4 and Thursday, December 7 (“Knock on the window we will get you squared away”), and that Hill Valley is tentatively scheduled to open in the space on Friday, December 8.
Bob Willis opened Clock Shadow Creamery a few blocks from the Allen-Bradley clock tower (hence the name) in 2012. Wills also owns Cedar Grove Cheese, based in Plain, Wisconsin. In 2022, Clock Shadow celebrated its 10th anniversary with a “Squeak Fest.”