A. Werner Silversmiths, the last remaining original business owner on Water Street, has enlisted the Barry Company’s services to sell its building at 1241 N. Water St. in Milwaukee.
Nick Zurich of the Barry Company will represent A. Werner. The listing features 3,520 square feet of retail space and a parking lot with four spaces. The asking price is $990,000.
A. Werner has ocucpied Water Street since Austrian immigrant Adolf Werner founded the company in 1888. His son, Leo, began running the business in 1940 until his death in 1954. Douglas Wied, Leo’s apprentice, took over after Leo’s death and later passed the business to his sons.
Throughout the years, A. Werner has worked on family heirlooms as they were passed from generation to generation.
Mike Wied, current silversmith and co-owner of A. Werner with his brother, Dennis, will retire and move after selling the business.