Mike Honkamp has been looking for the right buyer to purchase The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Ave., for a few years. He has finally found that person.
"The Estate is working with a potential buyer who is someone we think is ideally suited to take the place to the next level, and who has the knowledge to continue building on the success we have had over the last 15 years," said Honkamp, who is a passionate advocate for greater Milwaukee and also owns and operates Rochambo on Brady Street, serves as president of the East Side Business Improvement District board of directors and works at Dana Investment Advisors as a securities analyst.
After final details are approved, OnMilwaukee will announce the new owner of the venerated East Side music venue on Monday. We'll also have all the details on the new operator's intentions and how they plan to add another unique reason to visit the East Side.
Honkamp bought the jazz club with Brian Sanders in 2000 and later became the sole owner. In recent years, he concentrated on other projects and decided it was time to transition and sell the treasured Estate – but not to just anyone.
"I have been focused on getting the bar in the hands of someone who sees the potential in the place, and digs the vibe it has represented," says Honkamp. "The buyer has experience in bringing out the best in a classical institution."
Visit and read OnMilwaukee Monday evening to get all the details regarding the exciting future of The Jazz Estate.
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