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Stone Creek makes return to Whitefish Bay, as City Market begins new chapter

Stone Creek makes return to Whitefish Bay, as City Market begins new chapter

Soon after serving the local community for 12 yrs, The City Market place Cafe & Bakery at 527 E. Silver Spring Dr. will be serving up a past round of artistic dishes, housemade breads and pastries on Friday, Jan. 6 from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.&#13
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But the longtime group collecting area won’t be vacant for prolonged. Co-homeowners Julie Hollingsworth and Jeff Swanson, who obtained the City Market constructing 13 years back, have entered into an arrangement to lease the room to Eric Resch and Melissa Perez, house owners of Stone Creek Coffee.&#13
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“We’ve been so privileged to get to know so numerous individuals in the neighborhood,” says Hollingsworth. “So it is easy to get emotional about a modify like this. Whitefish Bay has been so fantastic to us and we’ve had these wonderful help from the community for all of these yrs. But we’ve normally explained that – if we ever resolved to leave – we would sell or lease it to a further neighborhood company. And we couldn’t be happier being aware of that there will be another area cafe going into the house.”&#13
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“It’s certainly a bittersweet decision,” provides Swanson. “Whitefish Bay is a excellent place and our retail outlet has completed properly there. But I have identified Eric for about 20 decades and I have an immense total of respect for him. We’re self-assured that what he has planned will bring actual reward to the space and in the meantime we can hone in and re-emphasis on innovation at our Shorewood and Wauwatosa stores.”&#13
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Swanson and Hollingsworth at Town Current market in Wauwatosa
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As for City Industry, the 25+ yr previous enterprise isn’t likely wherever. Hollingsworth and Swanson will continue on to run their inaugural bakery and cafe in Shorewood, as properly as the Town Sector Cafe in Wauwatosa.&#13
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“We’re starting up a new chapter in 2023,” states Hollingsworth. “This determination will make it possible for us to re-concentrate on the two our Shorewood and Wauwatosa locations and proceed to serve the local community with our inventive, healthful dishes, scratch designed baked items and desserts.”

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Hollingsworth says that all recent workforce from the Whitefish Bay location will be available positions at either the Shorewood or Wauwatosa locations. In point, very long-time workers like Gilberto Gallo, who was with the Whitefish Bay Cafe for above a 10 years, has currently approved a posture as front of residence manager in Shorewood. The modify will enable the existing supervisor, Nick Grafenauer, to transition to the part of operations manager, using on oversight of the bakery as effectively as wholesale and catering.&#13
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“It’s so exceptional to have these a fantastic administration workforce,” states Swanson. “But I come to feel like this changeover has put us in a incredibly very good placement to concentration even more intently on innovation, incorporating new menu items and featuring the ideal feasible company to our customers.”&#13
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Rendering of new Stone CreekX

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Meanwhile, the new Stone Creek Cafe, which is slated to open in summer of 2023, will mark a homecoming of types for Resch, who proven his incredibly initially cafe in Whitefish Bay in December of 1993.  In actuality, the flagship cafe served the community community for 27 decades before Resch and Perez designed the rough final decision to shut it in spring of 2021.&#13
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“My spouse and my relatives and I live in Whitefish Bay, so we’re thrilled to appear again to the location where we commenced,” states Resch. “Even moreso, we’re thrilled to be able to as soon as once more share our espresso, our items and our vision with the local community.”&#13
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Resch, who has been working with Metropolis Market leadership as they changeover out of the Whitefish Bay area, says  they are energized about their programs to transform the cafe into a Stone Creek Espresso + Kitchen, which will supply comparable amenities to their Downer Avenue site.&#13
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That includes a menu that adheres to their “E.A.T.” mantra with breakfast and lunch choices which are equivalent elements “elegant, obtainable and clear.” Company can also be expecting scratch produced Stone Creek pastries, beer and wine choices, as well as the whole line of Stone Creek espresso and an up to date line of local merchandise.

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Pending approval from the Village of Whitefish Bay, Resch suggests they also hope to incorporate a 4 seasons porch on the Southeast corner of the cafe, as perfectly as a wander-up window for the area to make it possible for shoppers to decide-up coffee on the fly.&#13
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“We began our wander-up window on Downer out of necessity,” he says. “But it is turn into a benefit for our shoppers which also cuts down on the lines inside of the cafe.”&#13
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“Coffee is pretty significantly a fuel that brings folks jointly,” suggests Resch. “And we see our cafes as group assets and meeting spots. So we really like to develop spaces that are nestled into neighborhoods like Whitefish Bay. We are hopeful that this new cafe will turn into an anchor in the group which means so substantially to us.  We cannot hold out to share our passion, our operate and our care with them.” &#13