From our windows at OnMilwaukee.com we look at Von Trier each and everyday.¬† The historic tavern is our neighbor and an important part of Milwaukee's vibrant East Side.
On Monday, though, Von Trier closes its doors.¬† Well, at least for a while.¬† Monday is the final day of operation under owner and founder Mark Eckert.¬† Eckert has sold the real estate and business to another operator.¬† So, with the sale pending and eventual re-opening coming (more on this soon), Monday is your last day to raise a glass with the East Side's "Weiss Guy," Mark Eckert.
You gotta love Von Trier, so why not toast its 30+ years of Milwaukee service this weekend or on Monday? ¬†
Stay tuned for more on what's next at Von Trier.¬† Hint:¬† we hear that name isn't going to change.¬†
Cheers and all the best to Mark. ¬†¬†
FYI, Mark didn't 'found' the place. Karl Lotharius did and ran it until he was murdered at his nearby home. Mark took over afterward. Murder is still uncleared. Any clues, leave me a message.
Eastsider | Oct. 4, 2009 at 8:25 p.m. (report)
Von Triers may not be closing after all, news is that the Red Devils are in financial trouble, and pulled out at the last minute and cannot afford the investment, term is over leveraged and existing locations tanking. Trocadero entering it's quiet season, Central honeymoon over, Downer Hollander roadworks and end of patio season, FAT's on Juneau resorts to cheap local beers and the proposed sale failed. With overpriced products, poor service and health violations watch out TOSA. Could be called the Rise and Fall of inflated ego's. Go Von Triers.
I hope it's a different owner group and not just the Diablos Rojos Restaurant Group types.
I grew up drinking at Von Triers. Sad to hear it's closing. That being said I was back in Milwaukee in August (from NYC) and had great food at Cafe Hollander...why the hate? I thought the place was pretty cool.
As long as they keep Hacker-Pschorr on tap I'll be happy.
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