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Pizza Man to Open on Downer Avenue this Summer

More than three years after it went up in flames, the popular East Side restaurant will once again serve up slices come June.

More than three years after a four-alarm fire destroyed the East North Avenue mainstay, Pizza Man will make its much-anticipated return to Milwaukee's east side this summer.

A few blocks south of the Shorewood border, Mike Amidzich hopes to open the restaurant in June at the corner of North Downer Avenue and East Belleview Place, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Carol Deptolla writes.

Pizza Man will fill the first and second floors of the building and include a second-story patio for outdoor dining. 

The owner tells Deptolla he is still working out the menu, which will include some old customer favorites and some vegetarian options, but the restaurant will continue to offer his notable, award-winning wine menu.

Alol January 23, 2013 at 06:31 PM
So by the confusing rationale of your comment, Downer Ave is a worse location than Oakland and North? Where do you want them to rebuild, Brookfield? I think this new location makes perfect sense; Pizza man is an east side institution and this new location is in keeping with that reputation. I don't understand what the big deal is about the neighborhood. If there are "hoopties" (now who's pulling the race card?) and foil over windows, keep in mind that there are tons of undergrad and graduate students renting in this area, as well as homeowners. I hear loud music in my neighborhood, and that doesn't exactly make it unsafe or unsavory. Get a grip, people.
Bob McBride January 23, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Ah..okay...and I might have missed something in that location in the meantime...a hot dog place or something I think. I bike through the area frequently during the warmer months but tend to keep my eyes on the road. I assume something else is in the old JJD/Chancellory location. Initially I thought of that location when Downer was mentioned.
Alol January 23, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Also, there's no Section 8 housing on Downer or anywhere near there. Let's get our gossip straight. Or at least from a more credible source.
Alol January 24, 2013 at 01:05 AM
http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/jakesbigdog.html
Bob McBride January 24, 2013 at 02:04 AM
Yep, there you go. Dog done died.

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