Former Wolf Peach space sold, will be renovated

Rendering of View MKE renovations by Dan Beyer Architects

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:52 pm

The former Wolf Peach restaurant in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood has been sold to a group of investors who plan to expand the patio overlooking downtown Milwaukee.

The two-story restaurant located at 1818 N. Hubbard St. was sold by Dixon 1818 LLC to 1818 Ventures LLC for $1.1 million, according to state records. The property is assessed at $928,000, according to city records.

This rendering shows the planned expansion of the patio at the former Wolf Peach restaurant in Milwaukee.

Carl Tomich, president of Westridge Builders Inc. of Waukesha and owner of Stonefire Pizza Co. in New Berlin, leads 1818 Ventures LLC.

Tomich filed a construction permit with the city in April to construct a gazebo along the south and east side of the building. A rendering, by Dan Beyer Architects shows an major expansion of the restaurant’s patio, replacing the gardens.

Tomich said overgrown and unkempt vegetation that had gone untended is currently being removed and he is in the process of finalizing plans for the property.

“The Hubbard Street property is a wonderful location, and with it comes the opportunity to create a special destination that blends some of the region’s top culinary talent with extraordinary city views and a friendly, warm setting that respects and fits the neighborhood around it,” Tomich said in a written statement.

“We are gathering input from neighbors and community members and many have expressed great interest and excitement about our ideas for the project. We look forward to being part of the Historic Brewers Hill neighborhood, and to being able to share more details of our project in the very near future.”

After nearly six years in business, Wolf Peach co-owner Gina Gruenewald announced in mid-March the restaurant would close by the end of March.

Gruenewald, along with building owner Tim Dixon, opened Wolf Peach in 2012 following the closure of Roots, the restaurant that previously inhabited the space.

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