Whitefish Bay’s City Market to Close, Making Way for a Much-Loved Cafe

The longtime Whitefish Bay eatery will soon be home to Stone Creek Coffee.

News from the North Shore: The City Market, which heretofore has been operating three locations, is closing its 12-year-old Whitefish Bay location (527 E. Silver Spring Dr.). The last day of service is Friday, Jan 6, from 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This will enable the company to focus exclusively on its restaurants/bakeries in Shorewood and Wauwatosa.

The closure will “not impact” the restaurants’ “philosophy of the past 26 years, that our guest deserve baked goods and dishes handmade from scratch,” said Julie Hollingsworth, president of The City Market’s parent company, via press release.



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That Silver Spring spot will not be vacant for too long. Stone Creek Coffee is planning to move in! No opening date has been announced yet but they’re shooting for this summer.

Rendering courtesy of Stone Creek Coffee

The coffee roaster had a longtime Whitefish Bay café – its very first location, at 601 E. Silver Spring Dr. – that operated from 1993 to March 2021. A lot of java-loving folks were not happy to see that tiny WFB spot shut down. This new development promises to be bigger, if not, in many ways, better.

Stone Creek owners Eric Resch and Melissa Perez also issued their own press release about the plans, indicating that the Stone Creek Coffee + Kitchen will be similar to their Downer Avenue location. More info to come as additional details are released.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.