I can't say I was incredibly surprised to read the tip that come in today that Telluride, 2153-55 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is for sale. The bar has been infrequently open over the last year or so, and even when it was, it wasn't really packing them in.
I wrote about this place when it opened, as it promised to be the neighborhood's first "eco bar," but frankly, I'm not entirely sure why it deserved that name -- it never felt especially green to me. As much as I wanted Telluride to succeed, the tavern never really caught on or built an identity of its own.
That said, it's a decent building with a huge outdoor patio -- and it looked much better than the previous bar in its place, Chasers.
So, if you have about $300,000 burning a hole in your pocket and think you can do better, here's a real estate listing with your name for it.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.