By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 22, 2018 at 4:37 PM

After much uncertainty about its future, it looks as if the Silver Spring House will return even bigger and better than ever.

In February, we brought you the news that the historic Silver Spring House, 6655 N. Green Bay Ave. was closed after being on the market for nearly two years.

However, it looks as if the historic property, which dates back to 1904, will be given new life, thanks to the recent purchase of the property by venture capitalist David Braeger of D.O.B. Holdings.

According to information released today, the property will be given a refresh over the course of the next few weeks, including new exterior paint and numerous upgrades, with particular care given to maintaining the building’s look and feel. In Braeger’s words, "the restaurant is receiving a nice upgrade while keeping the historic feel that led The Silver Spring House to receive Milwaukee County Landmark Status."

The restaurant, which is expected to open by the end of April, will also showcase a new menu focused on creative hot and cold sandwiches, burgers and salads, along with the famous Silver Spring House prime rib and Friday night fish fry.

Braeger noted that his intention is to create a family-friendly restaurant that can be enjoyed by area residents. Moving forward, that includes plans for adding three indoor sand volleyball and pickleball courts. Improvements of the surrounding land are also in the works.

"The imperative part of this project is to get the iconic restaurant reopened," says Braeger. "After that, I am simply committed to the best ideas that will bring beauty to the whole property for the benefit of Glendale and the North Shore."

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.