By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Dec 13, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Maison, the French restaurant which opened in May 2017 at 5921 W. Vliet St. has closed.

Owner and chef Michael Quinn says the decision was a complicated one.

"We really liked the location," he says. "We liked our neighbors, and I’ve made so many friends from the area. But ultimately, we have to do what’s best for the business. For now that means taking the time to reimagine, retool and restructure what Maison can be."

Quinn elaborated in a statement posted earlier today on Facebook.

Quinn noted that the building and restaurant are being sold as a turn-key operation, complete with kitchen equipment and furnishings.

"It would be a great spot for a chef who’s just starting out," Quinn noted.

The property is listed with Coldwell Baker at $599,900. For additional details, contact Andrea Haas at (414) 349-0126 (mobile) or (414) 277-9500 (direct).

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.