About Us


We love sharing this journey with all of you.

We’re just two small-town Wisconsin gals, chasing those wild + crazy dreams…


Hey there! Alison + Brit here |aka "The Local Gals"|, we are so excited to have the opportunity to share our love and passion of all things local with you! [local food + brews, local goods, local events...we’re there]

We have both been a part of the Makers Movement for years now, and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The uplifting vibes + sense of community that surround this movement have been life-changing for both of us, and even brought us together in this journey!

Our first location, found in the heart of downtown Wausau, was opened in July 2017 by Alison. Little did we know, this shop was something that we had both dreamed about for years, and would end up bringing us together on this adventure before the doors even opened. From the beginning, the positive response from fellow makers and the local community was overwhelming and inspiring. After a year in a half of being open, we decided to expand and opened our sister shop, The Local - Weston, in May 2019. We are truly passionate about sharing the makers products and stories with all of you, and will continue to bring to you the best of what Wisconsin and the Midwest has to offer.

In the midst of it all, we hope to always inspire and encourage you all to follow your biggest + craziest dreams and know, without a doubt, that you can do anything you set your mind to!

x o - The Local Gals