By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 20, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Although an exact date has not yet been set, The Spice House will be permanently closing their Downtown location at 1031 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. sometime during the month of March. 

The longtime spice purveyor indicated that they are planning to relocate as soon as they find a suitable location. In the meantime, The Spice House located at the Milwaukee Public Market, located just one mile away at 400 N. Water St., will remain open.

"It's been a privilege serving our Milwaukee customers for the past 30 years and this location will always hold a special place in our hearts," noted The Spice House in a statement sent by email. 

"We’ve hosted everyone from generations of families to James Beard Award winning chefs and more. Everything we are today started from Milwaukee. We are excited to continue our presence in Milwaukee at Public Market, and will continue to update on plans as we search for a new second location.”

All employees currently working at the store on Martin Luther King Dr. will be moved to the Milwaukee Public Market location until the company finds its new second home.

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.