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Shawn Hutchens, owner of Green Fields and Greenfields on Brady, purchased the old Cafe Vocar building, 932 E. Wright St., a couple of weeks ago and plans to open Riverwest Pizza.
"My partners and I have diligently been working on getting Riverwest Pizza off the ground," says Hutchens. "We have put together an amazing team that we know will impress the residents of Riverwest and surrounding communities."
Hutchens says he hopes to open in late fall or early winter, but the space will undergo a major remodeling job first.
"We are committed to opening our doors when we can get as close to perfect as perfect can be," he says.
According to Hutchens, the main focus will be pizza but the menu will also feature appetizers, sandwiches, salads as well as a full bar with a focus on Wisconsin beers.
This is a good fit for the neighborhood, which recently lost Antonio's Pizza as well as Albanese's – now Riverwest Filling Station– years ago. Long-time residents of the area might also remember the Riverwest-based Italian restaurant / pizza joint Roseanne's.
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more information as it is available.
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