County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

Milwaukee County Proposes New Beer Garden for 2014

County Could See $100,000 a Year in Revenue

By - Jan 16th, 2014 12:07 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Parks Department are recommending the addition of a new beer garden at Scout Lake Park in the Village of Greendale. Under the proposal, ABC Estabrook, Inc., the company that runs the successful beer garden at Estabrook Park, would run the beer garden at Scout Lake Park and renovate the park’s underutilized pavilion.

The Parks Department estimates the County could potentially collect $80,000 in 2014 and $100,000 in 2015 in revenue from the beer garden. The proposed beer garden would feature a number of beer and wine options as well as food and non-alcoholic drinks. The beer garden would be open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and not serve alcohol after 9:00 p.m.

“Since taking office I’ve tasked departments across the County to look for strong partnerships and opportunities to strengthen the community; this project epitomizes our efforts,” County Executive Abele said. “I appreciate the support the County Board has shown in backing the Estabrook Park Beer Garden and I’m hopeful they share my excitement in this plan. I want to thank the Parks Department and Director John Dargle for helping create this opportunity.”

In describing the project, Hans Wesigerber III, Managing Director of ABC Estabrook, Inc. said; “Our ultimate goal is to create an environment that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding parkland, providing an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together in an inclusive social setting.”

If the County Board approves the proposal, the beer garden would open this summer.

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