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Dixon Blames Wolf Peach’s Operator for Closing

Wolf Peach investor says its operator is "almost delusional" and OMC story is "fictional."

By - Mar 14th, 2018 04:36 pm
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17 thoughts on “Eyes on Milwaukee: Dixon Blames Wolf Peach’s Operator for Closing”

  1. Patty says:

    If anyone knows anything about greed, it would be Tim Dixon.

  2. Peter says:

    I feel like the comments regarding John Raymond “looting the cellar and leaving the restaurant” is irrelevant and pointless. And yes, there are two sides to a story, both should get told, and we just get to speculate and come to our own conclusions. However, unless I missed something, no where on “the other side” of the story did I read Gruenewald personally attack Dixon or name call him. The only real prevalent thing that came across here is the maturity level or lack thereof. Sometimes the telling of a story is more important or revealing than the story itself.

  3. PMD says:

    Took my parents to Supper in November for their 40th anniversary. Everything was exceptional: food, service, ambiance. It was a night we’ll always cherish and we vowed to return. Sad that will never happen.

  4. Q says:

    I think there is a lot more to this story that both sides are not disclosing. As soon as I heard the location for Supper when it was being opened, I knew it wouldn’t last long. The fact that both restaurants are almost simultaneously closing lets me know Supper must have just been hemorrhaging money. It seems like the developer spent a lot of time and gave quite a few breaks to the restaurateur to allow her to live her dream, but at the same time was foolish not to get anything in writing. “I am a handshake guy” sounds like he’s probably broken a few deals of his own. That being said the mud slinging is silly. Whats done is done move on now.

  5. Cellar says:

    I’ve personally known everyone in this story except for “is this fresh squeezed grapefruit juice” Tim Dixon whom I only had the pleasure of meeting three times while he drank Greyhounds. I just want to say leave John Raymond out of this, he’s had more than his share and he’s paid his price and he’s doing just fine having come to terms with his demons. That has nothing to do with the issue at hand and these rival articles positioning different versions of the story of the sale are never going to be totally transparent or objective. All of these people involved devoted their lives to service, they provided jobs and a great place to eat both as Roots and Wolf Peach and no one that runs a restaurant that is hugely successful is going to be without personal faults either interpersonal or financial. You all had a good run. Roots forever.

  6. Kayla says:

    ^^^ “is this fresh squeezed grapefruit juice” Tim Dixon!!! What an awesome title that fits such an unscrupulous business man so perfectly. I hope anyone who could choke down the poison in this article has enough wits to read between the lines. “i’m a handshake kind of guy” sounds like a full of himself business man with a lack of an actual moral compass. And please, Tim, for the sake of everyone who’s had the displeasure of ever working with or for you, or even juicing a single grapefruit at your request (as i’ve done many times), please show some kind of respect for anyone else in this business, including John Raymond. I can only hope karma is real.

  7. Tim says:

    I find it hard to believe any casual reader cares so much about this. It’s interesting like the aftermath of a car collision… people act like people. Shocking? Apparently, Shocking!

  8. Kevin says:

    Was sorry to see Roots close. It was far better than Wolf Peach which we gave a try but it was a once and done for us. Hopefully the next place will be worth visiting again.

  9. Donnie says:

    Wait… if Tim was equal partners with Gina wouldn’t he have been responsible for half the rent!?!! Ha! And I agree leave John out of this. Roots didn’t”fail” it was also one of Milwaukee’s most successful restaurants to date! People still reminisce about it! It was more complex than “failure” and it has NOTHING to do with what’s going on now! This article is full of hate and the author should be ashamed to have written such a gossipy piece. Go start a blog. This is garbage.

  10. The Purple Dragon says:

    I’m glad I was part of both!! Life goes on, this is how we learn.

  11. The Purple Dragon says:

    I’m glad I was part of both!! Live and learn.

  12. Andrew Grabarkiewicz says:

    You should really worry about your own finance and personal issues Timmy! Sounds like you screwed up on Iron horse……..Nuff said

  13. James Stein says:

    Two sides to every story, for sure. I read this one with an open mind and finished it feeling dirty. This is a nasty piece of gossip about a personal and/or business relationship gone awry. In the end, I am a customer and could care less about who owns the building and a nasty feud. Wolf Peach was a superb restaurant and I will follow it wherever it re-opens or wherever Gina Gruenewald starts a new restaurant.

  14. Karen says:

    The loss of Roots and now Wolf Peach is very disappointing. Thank you to Gina and her staff for all of the outstanding meals my friends and I have had. So sorry I never had the chance to dine at Supper. For those of us who have lived on the east side for decades, people know of Tim’s reputation and ego–and when things go awry and how. As others have said, we can read between the lines. (Carl–please don’t give us another pizza restaurant. Look forward to hearing your plans.)

  15. Karen says:

    Tim–stop talking about this. It just reinforces what people are saying about you– I can understand why you would not admit this to yourself let alone publicly. Let it go.
    Gina–look forward to what you have planned going forward.

  16. Dave says:

    She couldn’t pay her bills to vendors on time either, I fully believe him over her based on the two articles alone.

  17. Karen says:

    Dave- are you sure you’re not a friend of Tim’s? LOL

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