By Paul Schmitt
Two goats and an FFA project later, 17-year-old Kyle Gau is opening a business in downtown Algoma. Gau, a senior at Algoma High School, is planning a grand opening for his new “Waterfront Creations” this Sunday. The storefront is located next to the BP convenience store on Fremont Street. He started making cheeses and yogurts which led to him to make lotions and other body products. Gau says with the help of his father to work out the paperwork and instructors at Algoma High School in finding a location, he has realized his dream. He shares how the idea to start a business came about.
Besides goat-based products, the new store will also feature dreamcatchers and metal art crafted by other youth from Algoma. Gau, who also is also very involved with the 4-H program, is planning to attend UW-Green Bay next fall to pursue a degree in Environmental Science with hopes to work for the Department of Natural Resources in the future. The pop-up store will be open for the entire month of December with plans to re-open in spring, according to Gau.
(photo submitted: building owners John and Cathy Pabich giving keys to Kyle Gau)