"Lost in the dust: John's dogged by Arcadian Avenue Construction" read a USA Today network paper mid-May. The article stated that John's Root Beer, a Waukesha staple, probably wouldn't reach its 80 year anniversary. Since then, everyone in the community has been flooding to our little root beer stand despite the construction blocking their street.
I vividly remember nights with my grandparents at Johns Root Beer stand, running around the parking lot hyped up on root beer and cheese fries with my little brother until the mosquitos came out and the vintage neon signs turned off. There's something so charming and nostalgic about this little place, whether you've been going since you were a kid or if you're visiting for the first time.
It's a testament to their stellar root beer and vintage vibe that so many people in the community have shared, posted, and encouraged others to visit the stand this summer in order to get it through this rough patch of construction. It's summers like this, where we see a problem in the community and can collectively come together to fix the problem that make me love this little Wisconsin town. It's incredibly heartwarming, to say the least.
I'm happy to announce that the parking lot was full during out photoshoot and we had to dodge plenty of people to get a shot without a crowded background.
If you haven't taken an afternoon or evening to drive over to John's and get a root beer, hot dog, and cheesy fries, you're really missing out. It's a Wisconsin summer classic, and I promise you won't regret it.