“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sokup's Market

Sokup's Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 9, 2012
1. Sokup's Market Marker
Inscription. Joseph Sokup opened Sokupís Market in Downtown Chippewa Falls around 1891 on the northwest corner of Bay and Willow Streets. He built the current grocery store at 624 N. Bridge Street in 1894. The market is one of the oldest family owned businesses in the city and is one of the few remaining small grocery stores in the Chippewa Valley.

Josephís son Peter, was born in the residence located above the grocery. As a boy he hitched up horses to the wagon, drove to area homes to pick up their grocery lists, went back to the grocery to fill the orders and then delivered the groceries back to their customers.

Peter left for service in World War I in 1918 with the 73rd Engineers. He took over management of the family business upon his return in 1921. On December 1, 1963, Peterís son John took over the business and operated it with his wife Angie until 1995, when he sold the business to their son Peter. John like his father and grandfather, continued to work at the market after handing over the reigns to the next generation.

Current owner, Peter Sokup, said, “We still do home deliveries on weekdays.” A full line of groceries is carried at the corner market, but the specialty items are meat and produce. The full service meat department offers fresh ground meat, special cuts of meat and homemade sausages.
Sokup's Market and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 9, 2012
2. Sokup's Market and Marker
Smoked hams are a holiday favorite. The market has served families for generations. It is not un-common to see visitors from more than a hundred miles away packing coolers full of meat for their ride home.

Peter Sokup, the fourth generation operator of Sokupís Market, had the opportunity in 2003 to restore the storefront after a driver of a car lost control and struck the building, causing major damage. The “new” exterior was designed to more closely resemble the original facade. This location has been known as “Sokupís Corner” for more than 115 years.

Chippewa County Historical Society Marker Sign #51

Erected by Chippewa County Historical Society. (Marker Number 51.)
Location. 44° 56.38′ N, 91° 23.793′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Spruce Avenue and North Bridge Street on West Spruce Avenue. Click for map. Marker is attached to the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of All Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Rutledge Charity
Sokup's Market and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 9, 2012
3. Sokup's Market and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Hiram S. Allen Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Mason Shoe Factory (approx. ľ mile away); The Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley (approx. ľ mile away); Ronald P. Anders (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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