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Wolf Peach Restaurant in Milwaukee's Brewer's Hill neighborhood officially closes

Posted: 4:33 PM, Mar 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-18 22:33:25Z
MKE's Wolf Peach Restaurant officially closes
MKE's Wolf Peach Restaurant officially closes
MKE's Wolf Peach Restaurant officially closes

MILWAUKEE -- A landmark restaurant in Milwaukee's Brewer's Hill neighborhood was open for its last day business on Sunday, after five and half years of business. 

Wolf Peach Restaurant was packed on its last day . Customers like Danae Davis are literally in shock. She and her friends who live in the neighborhood have been supporting the farm-to-table restaurant over the years. She says she’ll miss all of the memories of comrade, food, and atmosphere.

"Roots and Wolf Peach has been such a gem," Davis said.

The restaurant is closing because the building was recently sold  -- and the new owners have taken over.

Regina Mota, the manager of Wolf Peach calls it a sad time. She has been at the location since it was called "Roots."

"It's been an honor and a privilege to work with everybody here, to be in this building," Mota said. "It's been a big part of my life for the last 12 years and I'm a better person for it."

She says more than 50 employees will be affected by this closing but she says the restaurant community has reached out and will help her staff.

"I'm not worried about any of them landing on their feet," Mota said.

A new restaurant will be replacing Wolf Peach. Right now, there's no word on what kind of restaurant it will be.