Ever since Midwest Diner abruptly closed its doors and left an ever-changing Bay View at the end of 2016, neighborhood residents and greasy spoon aficionados alike have been speculating what would be replacing the iconic Kinnickinnic Avenue business. Today, that question was answered.

On Wednesday morning, Alderman Tony Zielinski posted an update of the property’s status on the Bay View Town Hall Facebook page. According to Zielinski, the location is to become the new site of Riviera Maya, which is moving from its current location at nearby 2258 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue to the 2321 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue site. The Alderman says renovations are scheduled to continue in the space until August 1.

Check back for more news on Riviera Maya’s relocation and projected opening date in the coming months. In the meantime, you can officially say goodbye to Midwest Diner. We (still) miss you.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.