Paul and Fran's Grocery

about us

Paul and Fran purchased the store from Dan and Susan Kircher in 1996... Previously Paul owned his own concrete and mansonry construction business and Fran was a registered nurse working in Labor and Delivery. They lived in Jordan, Minnesota. Paul's brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Rose lived in Stockholm, Wisconsin.

During one of their family visits, Gordon and Rose mentioned that the local grocery store in Pepin was for sale. Both Paul and Fran had been looking for a change and this seemed intriguing. Fran's parents, Clem and Donna owned a small store in Vinje, Iowa while she was growing up, so it made sense that Fran would want to own a store herself... the rest is history!

Paul and Fran have 2 children, Chad and Sara who graduated from Pepin Schools and still live here in beautiful Pepin with their spouses Leigh and Eric. Paul and Fran have been blessed with 6 grandchildren. It is great to have the grandkids come to the store and go back to the meat counter and say, 'Grandpa, Cheese please!'