By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 28, 2022 at 3:50 PM

After a 20-year run, The Jackson Grill, 3736 W. Mitchell St., is closed. Heidi Schmidt, who co-owned the supper club with her late husband, Jimmy Jackson, posted a heartfelt goodbye to the restaurant's Facebook page.

"We originally planned on reopening on March 31. Regretfully, we will not be opening our doors from now on, due to high prices for meat, produce and energy bills, plus a lack of being able to find staff," she wrote.

Schmidt goes on to thank the restaurant's loyal customers, many of whom she says she considers friends.

Schmidt and Jackson purchased the restaurant in 2001. Jackson's father owned sports bar and grill Ray Jackson’s Restaurant on Bluemound Road from 1962 to 1986. The younger Jackson started working there at a young age and many of the customers he met at Ray's followed him to Jackson's Grill, including Brewers sportscaster Bob Uecker, team owner Mark Attanasio and general manager David Stearns.

Jackson, who also served as the lead chef, created a small but detailed menu featuring steaks, seafood, pasta and a Friday fish fry. Jackson Grill was also known for serving hand-crafted Old Fashioneds and made-fresh-daily desserts.

Jackson passed away in February of 2021 at the age of 66.

Here is the full farewell statement that appeared today on Facebook:

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