Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters, founded in Thiensville in 2006, is planning to open its eighth area location in autumn, according to a report in the Milwaukee Business Journal.
A 1,910-square-foot cafe is slated to replace Sherwin-Williams at 4334 N. Oakland Ave., according to the report.
The small, local chain, owned by Jovana Cubric and Mike Wroblewski, has locations at Bayshore Town Center, Cedarburg, Grafton, Mequon, Menomonee Falls and two in Thiensville. Plans for a Brookfield cafe, announced in 2018, have not materialized.
The cafe, on thriving Oakland Avenue, will also inculde a covered patio with a fire pit on what is now a small, grassy corner lot adjacent to the 1927 Mediterranean-style retail building.
The owners expect to employ 20-30 at the new location, designed by Stephen Perry Smith Architects.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.