By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 08, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Less than two months after word came out of a new cafe headed to Chicago, Stone Creek Coffee announced today another new location a bit closer to home, this time on Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side

The local coffee shop will move its new location into the former Associated Bank space at 2650 N. Downer Ave., marking the second of the previously noted three to four additional cafes Stone Creek aimed to open by 2020. 

"I lived a few houses north of this site on Downer," said Stone Creek founder and co-owner Eric Resch, in a press release. "I celebrated a lot of great milestones there: my first house, getting married and our first son. For years we watched as the street changed. The old bank site is an important anchor of this street, and it has been empty for a long time. We are excited to rehab this corner and make it awesome."

The new East Side cafe – expected to open in late fall of 2017 – will feature a large three-season porch complete with open-air seating, a patio and green space, as well as a new walk-up service open to the Downer Avenue sidewalk. 

"This was a complicated deal," Resch said, in the release. "It was a tad complicated because we were committed to not only rehabbing the building, but also creating a coffee patio to replace the dilapidated corner parking lot. This is about reinventing an iconic corner in Milwaukee, and it's going to be sweet."

"Eric and I have spent many years trying to find an East Side location that fit the coffee vibes we are working to create, added Stone Creek digital experience director and co-owner Melissa Perez, in the release. "We have had our eye on this corner for over a decade, and after a year of 'behind the scenes' work, things finally came together."

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more updates on the new East Side Stone Creek Coffee cafe as they become available. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.