Nov. 3, 2016 – West Bend, WI – B & F Health and Nutrition has opened in West Bend. The store has made its home in the cream city brick building at 139 S. Sixth Avenue.
Frank Balderston, 28, from Horicon said he has been in the health food industry for about eight years. “I’m an Army veteran and I used this product from GNC while I was in the service,” he said. “The health food industry is huge right now and we thought we could help by offering lower prices and being local.
“We carry workout supplements and protein powders and just about every vitamin under the sun.”
Balderston, who is in business with his wife Magen along with Kristine and Christopher Fallin, will also be offering coffee and smoothies. “We’re going to start with Colombian coffee but if it goes well we’ll bring in Black Rifle Coffee,” he said. “All our smoothies will include protein powder and we’ll only use real fruit.”
B & F Health and Nutrition is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Balderston said he has the entire first floor of the building and the remodel should be completed within the next week.
“We’re using some of the repurposed wood from the trees cut down in the community because of the emerald ash borer,” he said.
“We got about 90 percent of the items we’re using from Habitat for Humanity.”
B & F Health and Nutrition is located in the building that’s formerly home to gift boutique Season 2 Season and later The Nail Artist owned by Daryl Feucht.
The building dates to 1845 and used to be home horse dealers Dave and Ben Present. Gone is the huge red barn behind the building and the yard on the south side for grazing.
Aside from the brick exterior and an old six-panel door with a church-key lock in the basement most of the history and the hidden character is buried in the building.
Years ago during an extensive remodel the Feuchts found five different wallpapers including designs featuring cats with teapots.
The interior still features a large photo of a white orchid behind the front counter.