As owner of Daiseye, Matt Greget already is known as a successful small-business owner in Princeton.

   Now he appears poised to extend that reputation to downtown Ripon.

   Last week Wednesday, the Fond du Lac County finance, personnel and economic development committee unanimously accepted the high bid submitted by 02 Properties LLC, represented by Greget, for 303-305 Watson St.

   The site is the former headquarters for one-time downtown developer Boca Grande Capital LLC.

   02 Properties’ bid of $295,001 was just higher than a similar bid of $295,000 made by John and Lisa Grosz of Ripon.

   “It was a difficult decision for the committee since the bids were virtually identical and both parties are highly responsible business people with proven track records of success,” said Marty Farrell of Ripon, the Fond du Lac County Board chairman.

   Greget now plans to bring that track record to Ripon to create a sister store to Daiseye in Princeton.

Read the full story, including Greget's plans for the entire property, in the Dec. 6, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.