Rice n Roll Bistro owners plan Wauwatosa location

Orangetheory Fitness also coming to State Street Station

Rice n Roll

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:22 pm

Rice n Roll

The owners of Rice n Roll Bistro, a sushi restaurant located in Milwaukee’s East Side neighborhood, want to open a second location, in the Wauwatosa village area.

The restaurant would occupy a 2,607-square-foot space at 7484 W. State Street, according to information submitted to the City of Wauwatosa. It would be positioned in the southwest corner of the State Street Station mixed-use development.

The proposal was submitted by Anthony DeRosa, executive vice president at HSI Properties LLC, the Brookfield-based real estate development firm heading the State Street Station project.

Sibling duo Tammy and JJ Lert, with their cousin Tony Kora opened Rice n Roll in 2015 at 1952 N. Farwell Ave. The restaurant serves Thai dishes and sushi rolls made with seasonal ingredients, according to its website. Neither the Lerts nor Kora were immediately available for comment.

Rice n Roll’s new location would maintain its original concept, offering its current menu, which includes a selection of beer and wine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Rice n Roll will offer outdoor seating and both take-out and delivery services.

Wauwatosa’s community affairs committee will review the proposal at its upcoming June 12 meeting.

If approved, the restaurant would join Orangetheory Fitness as recently announced tenants for State Street Station. The studio, to be located at 7498 West State St., will be the seventh Wisconsin location for the Boca Raton, Florida-based company, which operates over 900 studios throughout the U.S.

The fitness concept is based on achieving a target heart rate zone that yields physical results when maintained throughout a 60-minute interval-based session. Classes incorporate treadmills, rowing machines, and various strength building equipment.

Orangetheory operates locations in Shorewood, Mequon, Brookfield, Delafield, and Madison, and it will soon open an additional location at 366 N. Milwaukee St. in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Angie Genzel, Orangetheory’s regional sales and operations manager said the Wauwatosa location, which is slated to open in fall, plans to offer pre-sale pricing specials as its opening approaches.

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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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