Hue Restaurant Expanding, Relocating
Two-story building with three apartments to be constructed on busy Bay View corner.
A two-story addition will be constructed in front of the building. A building permit indicates the final building size will be 4,320 square feet.
Three studio apartments will be included in the upper floor.
A patio is planned for the eastern side of the irregularly shaped lot. Only a small portion of the property directly fronts S. Kinnickinnic Ave. with larger segments facing S. Logan Ave. to the east and E. Russell Ave. to the south.
According to a press release, the project is expected to be finished this fall. Hue will continue operating in its current space until relocating.
Hue Restaurant Group closed its Wauwatosa location in April in anticipation of the Bay View project. It continues to use the Tosa space for its frozen meal program SquareMeal.
The existing building was constructed in 1956 according to city records. Automotive service company Smith Standard Service occupied the property according to historical records. The building was later used as a newspaper distribution hub, with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel selling the property in 1998 for $40,000.
It’s just the latest instance of a restaurant relocating on Bay View’s main street. Earlier this year we reported that Honeypie was moving to a new space, with Belli’s Bistro & Spirts moving to take its former space and a new restaurant, Blackwood Brothers Restaurant and Social Club, opening in the former Belli’s space.