This complete renovation turned a former parking garage into a gateway to the transforming 5th Street streetscape in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.
Stone Creek Coffee
Downer Cafe and Kitchen | Milwaukee, WI
Stone Creek’s first cafe on Milwaukee’s east side, re-purposed a corner 10 years dormant into a lively destination for neighbors, university students, professionals and long-standing residents.
The building’s exterior pays homage to its past with original 1912 building materials while a large corner patio invites passersby to relax outside or in, through large garage door windows lifted to a partly covered three-season patio.
Walk-up window service further connects the store to residents and visitors, supporting the already strong outdoor culture of the community.
Interiors include touches like stenciled terrazzo and outlets at virtually every table. In addition to added jobs and tax revenues, Stone Creek Coffee’s 1,500-square-foot Downer location is a pillar of the neighborhood, a favorite of #CoffeeGeeks and beautiful asset for this thriving community. #NeverStopLearning
The modern and clean interior of this space matches the Owner’s focus on hospitality and making their customers feel welcome.
Restauranteur Joe Bartolotta and philanthropist Michael Cudahy, acquired this aging restaurant and created one of Milwaukee’s finest restaurants located on the lakefront.