Colour Palate to open second location, in Wauwatosa

Plans already in the works for a third location

Colour Palate at
Colour Palate at 7488 W. State St.

When Omar Andrietsch first opened Colour Palate in 2015, his sights were already set on expanding the downtown Milwaukee salad shop to multiple locations.

Four years later, the restaurant is taking a step toward that goal as it prepares to open a second location later this month, in the Wauwatosa Village area.

Colour Palate will occupy a 2,000-square-foot ground floor space in the northwest corner of the State Street Station mixed-use developmentlocated at 7488 W. State St.

The Wauwatosa location will house the same fast-casual, made-to-order concept as that of the restaurant’s 789 N. Water St. location, but because of the surrounding residential neighborhood, its menu will offer kid-friendly items such as mac n cheese, peanut butter and jelly wraps, fruit, and juice and milk, Andrietsch said.

Location was a major factor in the process of opening a second restaurant, and it took two years to nail down the space at State Street Station, he said.

“Part of what we’re looking for is good mix of residential and office tenants,” he said.

He searched the metro Milwaukee area for the right combination of neighborhood demographics and a good landlord, considering areas as far north as Fox Point and Bayside, as far south as Oak Creek and as far west as Pewaukee.

“It’s a great space and great location,” Andrietsch said. “The community supports its local restaurants almost unlike any other community in metro Milwaukee.”

As for a third Colour Palate restaurant, Andrietsch is already on the lookout for available space but, he hopes it won’t take as long as it did to open the second location, he said.

Colour Palate will join Chase Bank, Roots Salon, MOD Pizza, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, Orange Theory Fitness, Jimmy John’s and Rice & Roll Bistro as retail tenants at State Street Station.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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