Looking for a roundup of Milwaukee food and drink news? Then take a bite of our cleverly titled, bi-weekly Food/Drink Roundup! This week: Victor’s is for sale!

• It was last week’s real estate listing heard ’round the city: long-running and semi-infamous downtown nightclub Victor’s (1230 N. Van Buren St.) was for sale. “Victor’s has decades of success as a classic local destination,” read the listing from Colliers. “Inclusive in the sale is the real estate, business and all furniture, fixtures and equipment.” All that—and decades of “if these walls/carpets could talk” shenanigans—for the low, low price of $1.9 million! Someone wanna start a GoFundMe?

A BizTimes article from last week contains a lot of info about the sale, which is said to be steeped in “family business tension.”

“There’s a part of the family that wants to cash out, and they’re kind of in control,” operator Vic Jones told BizTimes. “And then there’s the other part that would like to continue to have it operate for, I don’t know, two, three, four more years. I’m sure if Victor was still alive, he wouldn’t be selling it.” (Vic Jones is the son of late founder Victor Jones, and has operated Victor’s for the past 25 years. The sole owner of the business, however, is Jones’ mother, Mary Ann Jones, who is 94.) [BizTimes]

• A year after its kitchen was damaged in a fire, Kawa Ramen & Sushi will reopen at 2321 N. Murray Ave. this summer. The East Side ramen joint has spent the past year operating out of nearby Crossroads Collective. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Korean fried chicken and katsu sandwiches are coming to Zócalo Food Truck Park (636 S. 6th St.), courtesy of S’Blendid Boba Tea owner Malee Thao. [OnMilwaukee]

• Speaking of food parks/halls, the North Avenue Market food hall (5900 W. North Ave.)…isn’t going to be a food hall anymore. Instead, it’s just going to be a single restaurant. “In the coming months,” reports Urban Milwaukee, “the market will bid farewell to its remaining food vendor, 4 Corners Cafe, with plans to introduce a new, Southern kitchen and bar on the building’s main level. The restaurant, Christopher’s, will offer an array of down-home dishes, including plenty of vegan options.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• Tim Sluga, the current general manager of Nomad World Pub, is going to be the future owner of both Duke’s On Water (158 E. Juneau Ave.) and Scooter’s Pub (154 E Juneau Ave.) Sluga and two business partners plan to buy the attached downtown bars at the end of the month. “These are two bars that are sitting right there in the middle of the downtown district and we just want to kind of blow them back up again, to bring a little excitement back to Water Street,” Sluga told Urban Milwaukee. “There’s just so much opportunity there. We’re excited to get in there and get started.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• A new bar, Old Time Sake, is planning to take over the oft-taken-over space at 2221 N. Humboldt Ave. According to owner Jimmy Simms, Old Time Sake will cater to an older crowd. “I don’t want to deal with the young crowd tearing up the stuff, and I want to cater more to an older crowd so I’m going for like 30 and up,” he told the [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel].

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