By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 01, 2022 at 12:23 PM

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Less than a year after opening its third taproom, in Wauwatosa, Good City Brewing has announced another in the Mequon Public Market.

The new taproom – there will be no brewhouse there – will occupy the 1,000-square-foot space that previously housed Anodyne Coffee.

The location, which co-owner David Dupee expects will open in late spring, will also serve food and will open directly onto the market's outdoor patio.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add a brewery of Good City’s caliber to the Mequon Public Market,” says Shaffer Development's Cindy Shaffer, which owns the market.

“A local brewery taproom will only enhance the overall guest experience and further solidify the Mequon Public Market as a top destination.”

Good City co-founder Dan Katt adds, “This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue to grow the Good City brand throughout the Milwaukee area. We believe beer brings people together, and so we are honored to join a great group of local tenants at the Mequon Public Market and contribute to its existing energy and momentum.”

According to Dupee, the Tosa taproom has been a boon to the craft brewery, which opened on Farwell Avenue on the East Side in 2016 and has since opened a second brewery and taproom in the Deer District Downtown and has moved its offices and warehousing to Century City on the North Side.

"It was certainly a gamble at the time but has proven to be a life line," says Dupee of the Tosa taproom in the Mayfair Collection mall. "It’s our busiest location to date."

Mequon, he says, has a, "Much smaller footprint but we’re very high on the location!"

Last year, Good City announced the 1% For Our Home program, which commits 1% of annual sales to support affordable housing for community members and employees.

"1% For Our Home is a commitment to Seek the Good through our growth and give back to the community and teammates that have carried us to this point,” he says.

The company donated $40,000 via the program in 2021.

So, buying a beer in Mequon will now help support affordable housing in Milwaukee.



Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," 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 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 has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.