Dover Flag & Map
323 Main St., Racine, WI 53403, (262) 632-3133
Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday
Please share a bit about your background:
My husband John and I starting selling flags and flagpoles from our home in 1988. John was an over the road trucker and he wanted to be home at night. A year later, we rented 300 Main Street and opened a retail store, selling flags and maps. In 1993 we purchased a building across the street at 323 Main Street, our current location. My sister Jeannie joined us in 2000, after her career as a church secretary in Milwaukee’s inner city. Sadly, John died in 2009 after his third bout with cancer. Jeannie and I are carrying on John’s tradition of telling people where to go.
What was the inspiration for your business?
When John and I bought our first house, I wanted a flagpole so I could fly the flag from my brother’s funeral. We could not find a place to buy one. That flag now graces the north wall of our store. Since John was a trucker, maps were a perfect addition to our product line. We carry road maps, atlases, globes, foreign flags, state flags, windsocks, yard spinners, NFL and other sport team flags, pirate flags and all the accessories that go with them.
What’s your most popular item(s)?
We’re proud to sell United States flags.
Do you have a little-known specialty?
Yes, and it’s also our slogan: “Please remember, all of our maps are guaranteed! If you ever get lost, just call us and we’ll tell you where to go!”
Can you share a sneak peek to your future plans?
After 30 years in business I’d like to retire, but I don’t want to close the store. Racine needs a flag and map store, so I’m looking for someone to buy the business and the building. Those interested can call me at the store or contact my realtor, Karen Sorenson at ReMax Newport Elite at (262) 497-5021.