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Kitt's, open since 1952, is for sale!

Who d'ya know wants to buy a classic custard stand? Kitt's is for sale

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One of Milwaukee's classic custard stands, Kitt's Frozen Custard, 7000 W. Capitol Dr., is for sale.

According to a listing online, owner Ray Rydz is asking $899,900 for the business. His realtor, and niece, Missy Buttrum, says, "It is including all the equipment and memorabilia, and the 'Kitt's' name."

According to Buttrum, Rydz would like to retire.

The stand remains open while it's for sale.

The family, she says, hopes, "it goes to a great buyer who will appreciate its heritage. It will be a great investment. Sales are just under a million a year."

Kitt's was opened in 1952 by father and son Harry and John Kittredge with the help of Leon Schneider – whose name actually appears on the building permit for the stand.

It is the fourth oldest custard stand in town, after Gilles' (1938), Leon's (1942) and Kopp's (1950).

Rydz closed the stand for a few weeks last winter without explanation, though many customers had heard the owner was dealing with health issues. It reopened on March 1.

The 782-square foot stand sits on .35 acres of land

You can see the full listing here.


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