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We're Open: Get a taste for tapas at La Merenda in Walker's Point

Tapas restaurant part of Walker's Point revival
Posted at 9:36 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 22:36:18-04

MILWAUKEE — La Merenda on National Avenue in Walker's Point could be considered a hidden gem. They're known for their incredible international tapas food. They decided to shut down for a month when the pandemic hit this country.

"We felt we needed to do our duty to flatten the curve," says owner Peter Sandroni. "In doing so and being a busy restaurant, even with curbside, we thought it was important to not expose our staff and our customers to COVID-19 because it is not visible."

The success of the restaurant has been huge for the neighborhood.

"The La Merenda community is huge and it doesn't just include the restaurant itself," Sandroni explains. "It's employees, it's customers, it's vendors, it's the city as a whole, the neighborhood. What we've done is we've helped transform Walkers Point."

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