Three restaurants say goodbye to Milwaukee diners
Two Milwaukee restaurants closed recently, and a third will serve its last meal this Sunday.
Good Life, 1935 N. Water St., taped a sign to its door reading, "Effective 11/03/09 Good Life restaurant is closed to the public and will no longer be open for business."
The letter goes on to thank all of its customers during the past three years of business and to sarcastically "thank" the City of Milwaukee, the Department of Transportation and the Lundra Construction Company for it's "timely construction" and "GREAT work."
Cornby's, 724 N. Water St., closed last week, too. According to a source, the owners hope to open a new restaurant in Waukesha within the year.
"There's just not enough traffic in Downtown Milwaukee," says the source.
Finally, Pandl's in Bayside, 8825 N. Lake Dr., will serve it last brunch on Sunday. According to a server, the restaurant that opened in 1968 was sold to a rabbi and will reopen soon as a synagogue.
Give me a break- you think this is the end of places closing? I think soon, especially after the holidays you will see places dropping like flies. People in this city are fickel. They want good places to eat, yet dont want to pony up to support the over abundance of places. And then, theres the people who operate and work at the over abundant places. If they didnt feel so damn entitled to expecting 20% of tip for lousy service then maybe places would have more customers. This city is flawwed by default- there should not be more licenses given to open more places when the ones that are there cant get filled. I eat out 5 days a week in the city, and as painfull as this might be to say this- I think that every restaraunt in the downtown classifed as casual dining should just close for a month to make everyone aware of the fact what they are missing and will be missing more if people dont come out and spend some money! Why not enjoy gluttony on your lousy self while unemployed. Look at the bright side, it keeps someone else EMPLOYED!
If you want corn similar to the Cuban corn, go buy some from the cart outside of El Rey on 16th street! It is the best!
Almost two years ago Goodlife lost its chef, one of the owners, and the good half of their staff. It was a shell of what is started as- I agree that the bridge had little to do with it.
It's a bummer to hear about Goodlife but not entirely unexpected. I don't know the details about exactly what went down, but I do know that the ownership/management changed significantly during the time they were open and the menu changed as well. After that, things seemed to go downhill. As for service, I think Milwaukee suffers from poor restaurant service in too many places. These places need to quit hiring the disgruntled hipsters that they think make the place look trendy but usually result in poor service. There are people out there that look cool and are really good at their jobs in the service industry, you just have to make the effort to find them!
Agreed, Good Life was great when it opend and then just faded into obscurity after that. Cornby's? What's that?? Pandl's was a nice North Shore spot that will be missed, good food and an amazing brunch, fond memories of many special ocasions spent there. To be around as long as they have, they were doin something right. Pandl's will be missed.
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