By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 06, 2022 at 10:02 AM Photography: Lori Fredrich

It’s possible that Wauwatosa’s Stock House Brewing will have new owners this year. If not, it could close.

The three primary owners of Stock House Brewing, 7208 W. North Ave., are seeking to sell their shares in the business, according to a letter sent to the microbrewery and taproom’s minority owners.

The June 22 letter says that brothers Aaron Morrill and David Morrill and Laura Sommerfeld, “offer to sell to any other interested member(s) of the company 100 percent of their ownership interest in the company, which includes their voting units for $100,000.”

The Morrills and Sommerfield control “100 percent of the voting units,” according to the letter.

If the business’ other shareholders decline to purchase the interests by Aug. 31, the letter adds, “the above named members will seek to close and dissolve the company in accordance with the terms of the company’s Operating Agreement and Chapter 183 of the Wisconsin Statutes and liquidate the company’s assets accordingly.”

Stock House – which operates a 1.5-barrel brew system – was opened in November 2018 in East Tosa by Mark Mahoney and Paul Hepp, both of whom have since left the business.

According to the email in which the letter was sent, the shares of a now-deceased member are also being offered to other shareholders by his estate at a cost of $5,000.

An email sent to the principals three days ago seeking comment received no response.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.