Times Square Pizzeria Will Move
But will stay in Walker's Point, in new place accommodating 100 diners.
Times Square Pizzeria and Atomic Chocolate: If you’ve never tried the pizza and chocolate served by this small operation, you don’t know what you’re missing. But the good news is it will soon have space for more customers. Its current location is in Walker’s Point Plaza at 605 S. 1st St., huddled in a strip mall next to a Mobil gas station. According to owner Sean Henninger, the old address did not have the right atmosphere for date night diners, and struggled to acquire summertime foot traffic. The new space is planned to be on S. 2nd St., next door to Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room. Today, both the pizzeria and chocolatier will close their doors to make the move. The new space will feature a full-service bar and restaurant, with a dining room fit for 100 guests; one room for tasting chocolates and truffles and one for the full bar and restaurant. It’s scheduled to open in early fall.
Thai-Namite – Milwaukee Public Market: The Thai and sushi restaurant located at 932 E Brady St. will be replacing Sushi-A-Go-Go, a Hawaiian and sushi counter located in the Milwaukee Public Market. Sushi-A-Go-Go will be closing June 30, with Thai-Namite scheduled to be open within the next few months. Besides its Brady Street location which opened in 2010 and will continue, Thai-Namite also has plans to develop another location in Wauwatosa at 7212 W. North Ave.
Downtown Kitchen: The Lakeview Market cafeteria, located at the Galleria Level of the U.S. Bank Building at 777 E. Wisconsin Ave, is now under construction to become the 11th place run by Bartolotta Restaurant Group. Its new Downtown Kitchen will include favorites like Northpoint burgers, frozen yogurt, Pizzeria Piccola pizza, Oy Vey Deli options, sushi, toasted sub sandwiches, a salad bar, sandwiches, 100 different soda flavors, Valentine Coffee, and local retail items from Rocket Baby Bakery bread, and Sprecher products. The construction process will last around nine weeks and will add a large dining room area fit with new tables, chairs, and TV screens. Limited food service will be available starting July 9 leading up to its fall opening.
Dinner Lab: This is a membership only service that requires its guests to pay in order to see its calendar of pop-up dinners throughout the country. The annual fee is $125 and membership can be purchased at the Milwaukee Public Market. Guests also pay for each of their meals, but have access to pop up dinners in every Dinner Lab city across the nation. Tickets for each event can be bought through their website. Half of the chefs at the helm of Dinner Lab will be from Milwaukee. It works as a test kitchen, where chefs can try out new menus and dishes for their future restaurants. The first event will be held on August 22 and will feature food from Chicago’s Chef Daniel Espinoza. Espinoza hopes to tell a story through his cooking, while still representing his Mexican heritage.