Milwaukee’s East Side was dealt the first of many blows back in May 2016 when Yield suddenly closed its doors. But the space inhabited by the once-popular bar soon found another tenant, Yokohama. The latest venture from StandEatDrink (Movida, Hotel Madrid, more), the restaurant promised to bring ramen, Pacific Asian-influenced craft cocktails, and draft saké-based sangria to 1932 E. Kenilworth Pl. It was expected to open in the fall of 2016. It did not.
What’s more, Yokohama is expanding outward with a “parklet.” As explained by Urban Milwaukee, a parklet is an “extension of the sidewalk or pedestrian way created from a street’s parking lane,” a.k.a. a patio in the road. Here’s a rendering of the final vision:
And here’s where construction stands now. See you soon, Yokohama.