Knoche’s wholesale gets new life

Knoche’s meat processing will continue in the basement of the Athens Grill at 5430 Willow Road in Waunakee, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Andy Ziegler, owner of the Athens Grill, will take over the processing and wholesale division of the company, even as Knoche’s retail butcher shop has closed. Stephanie Knoche called the new endeavor a partnership and that she and co-owner Steve Knoche eventually will take less active roles in the business. Knoche’s, formerly located at 5372 Old Middleton Road, closed on Oct. 15. The wholesale business from the company sold to 65 bars and restaurants.

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