Founder of Milwaukee's Safe House dies

Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 15:56:37-05

MILWAUKEE -- The founder of a well-known Milwaukee bar and restaurant has died.

Safe House founder David Baldwin, 84, passed away Sunday, according to a post on the Safe House Facebook page. 

The Safe House is a unique spy-theme restaurant and bar that requires a password to get in. The entrance is tucked in an alley off E. Wells St.

"His creative genius and passion for creating bars and nightclubs combined with his love of spy-craft and the Cold War brought his dream to life in the form of the Safe House, which he shared with millions of visitors over nearly five decades," the Facebook post said.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Baldwin had just retired this summer.

In June 2015, Baldwin sold the Safe House to the Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation.

Read the full Facebook post below:

Control regrets to inform spies everywhere that former Station Chief and founder of the SafeHouse, David Baldwin, passed...

Posted by Safe House on Monday, December 21, 2015