Pizza Man owners propose restaurant at new MKE Brewing Co. development

MEDC could provide $500,000 loan for the $3 million project

Rendering of the Milwaukee Brewing Company facility in The Brewery complex by Rinka Chung Architecture

The owners of the Pizza Man restaurants in the Milwaukee area are planning a brewpub at Milwaukee Brewing Company’s new facility that will be in the former Pabst brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Brewing Co. announced in March that it plans to expand its operations, moving into The Brewery campus’s two-story, 175,968-square-foot Shipping Center building, or Building 42, located southwest of West Juneau Avenue and North 8th Street.

The brewpub, which will be located in the facility’s center– between Milwaukee Brewing Company’s office space and brewing operations– will have a “Wisconsin flare,” said building owner Scott Lurie.

Lurie’s investment group, Bull & A Boy LLC applied for a $500,000 loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. for the $3 million restaurant project.

The loan would assist with the purchase of equipment, furniture and fixtures and provide working capital for the restaurant, according to the MEDC loan request.

MEDC’s loan and finance committee will vote on the request Jan. 18.

Rendering of the Milwaukee Brewing Company facility in The Brewery complex by Rinka Chung Architecture

The owners of the Pizza Man restaurants in the Milwaukee area are planning a brewpub at Milwaukee Brewing Company’s new facility that will be in the former Pabst brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Brewing Co. announced in March that it plans to expand its operations, moving into The Brewery campus’s two-story, 175,968-square-foot Shipping Center building, or Building 42, located southwest of West Juneau Avenue and North 8th Street.

The brewpub, which will be located in the facility’s center– between Milwaukee Brewing Company’s office space and brewing operations– will have a “Wisconsin flare,” said building owner Scott Lurie.

Lurie’s investment group, Bull & A Boy LLC applied for a $500,000 loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. for the $3 million restaurant project.

The loan would assist with the purchase of equipment, furniture and fixtures and provide working capital for the restaurant, according to the MEDC loan request.

MEDC’s loan and finance committee will vote on the request Jan. 18.

Comments

  1. The Sheriff says:

    Its about time the MEDC puts the brakes on all these loans for restaurants. Restaurants are cyclical and if an owner with 3 other locations can’t put the scratch together for another revenue/profit generator for them, then it probably isn’t the best of business decisions.

    When the economy takes a downturn (and it will), the glut of restaurants will be the first to go.