Editor’s note: Thao Oriental Store is currently closed as it prepares to relocate to Rib Mountain. A previous version of this article included incorrect information about its status.
WAUSAU – We are in the doldrums of Central Wisconsin winter, but that doesn’t mean local businesses have been stagnant and inactive. In fact, there is a lot of exciting business news to share.
We recently told you about the new owner of the Hiawatha Sports Bar in Wausau, wrote about a DC Everest High School sophomore who runs a Mosinee-based business that sells homemade candle wax melts, confirmed Crumbl Cookies plans to open a location in this Rib Mountain spring and rounded up the Wausau area’s top business stories of 2022.
In this edition of the Wausau Streetwise column, we feature a new location for a Hmong deli and the closing of a popular local coffee shop.
Do you know about a business opening, closing, selling, expanding or otherwise making news in our area? Let us know at [email protected].
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Asian grocery store opens standalone deli
Thao Oriental Store has opened Yummy Deli in the former Los Victor’s restaurant on the corner of Merrill and North Fourth avenues in Wausau. Los Victor’s opened in the space, which also had been home to A&W restaurant, in January 2021.
The deli, which is now located at 1205 Merrill Ave., began life inside Thao Oriental Store before moving to its new location and opening late December. The deli serves hot takeout food like fried rice, stuffed chicken wings, pho, Hmong sausage and egg rolls.
Thao Oriental Store, which opened in early 2021, sells specialty Asian groceries, meats and produce. The store, which previously operated on South Third Avenue, is currently closed as it prepares to relocate to 4500 Rib Mountain Drive. There is no anticipated date for reopening yet, said Molly Her, chief of operations for the business. Watch for updates on the store’s Facebook page.
Yummy Deli is open 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 715-870-2442 or check out the deli’s menu on Facebook.
Local coffee shop closes, roasters shift to online and wholesale
After five years in business, Condor Coffee Co. announced on its Facebook page Jan. 3 they were closing their coffee shop at 2703 Schofield Ave. in Weston, on the corner of Schofield Avenue and Alderson Street.
However, the company, which roasts the beans in Wausau, will continue to sell their coffee online. Condor Coffee specializes in creating single-origin and organic roasts along with several Wisconsin-themed blends.
You can also find their coffee at several local grocery and health food stores, including Wausau’s Lamb’s Fresh Market and Jerry’s County Market, Antigo’s The Green Hen Natural Living Market, and others. If you’re craving a hot cup of joe instead, Ground Up Coffee Shop in Stratford uses Condor Coffee’s beans in their drinks.
“We are beyond grateful for the relationships and friendships we have made with our customers at this location over the last 5 years, we hope you will continue to support our company by choosing us for your coffee needs in the future,” the business wrote on its Facebook page.
A representative from the company was not immediately available for comment.
You can find a complete list of Condor Coffee’s coffees and local retailers at condorcoffee.com, or find out more on their Facebook page.
Rebecca Loroff is a breaking and trending news reporter for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. Contact her at 920-907-7801 or [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Wausau Daily Herald: Yummy Deli opens at Los Victor’s Wausau Condor Coffee closes in Weston