The building was built in 1938 by Earl Karow Sr. He was the town Barber in Cable and resided in Mason, WI. When their son Earl Jr. was only 7 years old, tradgically Mrs. Karow passed away. Young Earl needed to be closer to his father during working hours and the commute some 17 miles away to Mason was just to far.
The portion of the building that is the now Cirkl North housed the Karow men and occasionally Grandmas, Aunties, and Cousins. The far end of the building was once a garage but has since been converted into office space among other things.
Earl Jr (now Sr himself) took over his father's business and continued to run the Barber Shop.
Why all this history about a building? Where's the stuff about the wine and cheese?
Well, at Cirkl North we believe it is more than a building, services and products. It's about family, history, and memories. Those are the true componants of life.
So to create Cirkl North we used reclaimed wood, recycled equiptment, and refurbished to as close to the original as we could, to preserve the history and memories of the Karow Building.
Keeping with that philosophy, our products are made in Wisconsin, the gifts are created by local artist and you might just see a spruced up antiuque or two now and then.
An evening in the Northwoods with those special people in your life, a good bottle of wine, fresh cheese, topped off with some sweet homemade candy, now that's making memories! And that's what we are all about. So remember when daily life has you running in circles, it time to Cirkl North!!