After 25 years in business, Judge's Irish Pub closed in 2013 at 1431 E. North Ave. with news that a new bar, The Irish Genie, would appear in its place.
Despite the release of drawings of the new bar, the idea vanished and now the property is for sale, along with an adjacent single-family home at 2215 N. Cambridge Ave.
A sell sheet for the property says, "available bar/restaurant and single family home located on Milwaukee's East Side. Great redevelopment site for apartments or a limited service hotel."
The asking price for the bar is $975,000 and the house is listed at $100,000.
Realtor Josh Minkin, of Alpine Commercial Real Estate Services, sent out the listing via email, along with drawings made by Striegel Agacki Studio architects showing floor plans for a potential residential development that suggest that the current building, erected in 1909 as a Miller Brewing Co. tied house, would be demolished.
Minkin said today in an email that there is no interest from potential buyers yet and that the sale is "still in the marketing phase."
The drawings show 13 units per floor, for 52 units in a five-story structure or 65 units in a six-story building, plus one or two retail spaces fronting North Avenue and up to 55 parking spots at and/or below grade.
A typical residential floor would have 11,600 square feet, with 10,257 leasable square feet and 1,343 square feet of common space. The basic drawings, which include one- and two-bedroom units, as well as some 335-square foot "micro" units, show terraces on all but the micro apartments.
The building is currently vacant and what appears to be an older real estate listing suggests that some renovations were begun during the Judge's era, but never completed.
"The Judge's site has enormous potential as a small boutique development with river views/access," said Jim Plaisted, executive director of The East Side BID, today. "The views at the bluff are awesome, once the invasive growth is cut back. It's one of the be…Read more...