After nearly a decade in business, Red Light Ramen will close. The popular and beloved East Side ramen shop, located beneath the street at 1749 N. Farwell Ave., announced its impending closure via social media on Saturday. Red Light’s last day of service will be Thursday, July 13.

Red Light’s departing message reads:

Dear friends, the winds of change are blowing, and it is with enormous gratitude that we announce we are closing our little ramen shop after almost 10 incredible years.

What started with two pots and friends standing in the old Ardent kitchen, became a wonderful space that gathered friends and helped us serve food to our wonderful Milwaukee community. Now it is time to turn the page.

With heavy but grateful hearts, we announce that our last day open will be Thursday, July 13. Please join us over the next couple of weeks to say farewell but also to celebrate this wonderful space. And not to worry, we won’t completely go away…stay tuned!!

Red Light began as an after-hours, weekend-only dining takeover of Ardent, run by owner and chef Justin Carlisle. In 2016, Carlisle opened Red Light in its own space next door and expanded its hours.

RIP Red Light. We loved you. Stay tuned for more info.

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