It’s official: the last vestige of Boca Grande Capital LLC is gone.

   After two years of attempting to do so, Fond du Lac County has foreclosed upon Boca’s one-time headquarters at 303-305 Watson St.

   Now, the county is ready to seek a new owner.

   “I was happy when I learned that they didn’t bail it out this time — not because I like foreclosing. If I never had to foreclose that would be my happy place,” said Marty Farrell, Fond du Lac County Board chairman and Ripon resident. “But realistically, if they are going to just try to prolong the agony [it’s not helping anyone]. It was just sitting there doing nothing.

   “I’m just glad that we can get a property that isn’t being used up to its potential and get it back online and providing something of value to the community.”
Gary Will, Ripon’s mayor and a member of the Fond du Lac County Board, agreed. 

   “I was actually shocked when I heard it at first, that a building [of that value would] slip through their hands and end up in the county’s hands, is kind of shocking initially,” he said. “But knowing the county is in control of it and putting it out for bid [is good].”

Read the full story in the Aug. 9, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.