Sam's Place
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Sam’s Place Jazz Café Announces Grand Opening

The café – which features freshly roasted coffee from around the world, a full menu, and live music – opened on Feb. 22

By - Mar 4th, 2021 05:29 pm

MILWAUKEE (Mar. 4, 2021) – Renowned jazz musician and restauranter Sam Ed Belton is pleased to announce the opening of Sam’s Place Jazz Café on February 22nd and the grand opening celebration on March 6 from 4pm to 6pm. The café is located at 3338 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee’s jazziest coffeehouse will feature coffee sourced from around the world, delicious food, live music, vibrant décor, and musical memorabilia, all for fair prices.

“I want this to be more than just a place with good coffee, food, and music,” said Belton. “I’m proud to have been born in this city, and I’m passionate about creating spaces for my fellow Milwaukeeans to gather in peace, love, and joy. I want this café to be a destination where my customers come to think of Sam’s Place as their place, too.”

Sam’s Place is truly a reflection of Belton’s legacy. Born in Milwaukee, Belton earned his bachelor’s degree in Performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and his teaching certification in music education from Alverno College. While teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system, he went on to receive a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. Belton has been an educator for over 40 years, and a jazz lover for even longer than that. He also owns and operates City.Net Jazz Café, located at 306 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee.

“Sam Belton is a pillar of our community and has built a legacy that is deeply rooted in Milwaukee’s soil,” said Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. “This café will undoubtedly become a place of gathering and community in a vital and historic part of our city. Congratulations to Mr. Belton on the opening of your new venture.”

“It’s been my great pleasure to witness Mr. Belton’s success over the years,” said Ossie C. Kendrix, Jr., president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve been a regular at City.Net Jazz Café for years. It has truly been a joy watching this African American-owned business grow and thrive, and I know I’ll frequent Sam’s Place once the AACCW opens our new offices on King Drive.”

Sam’s Place will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., there will be live entertainment. The cafe will be closed on Monday.

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