Back in November 2014, we paid a visit to then-new Water St. soup joint Uncanny Soup Co. (612 N. Water St., 414-231-3706). Here was our verdict:
Of all the soup places in Downtown Milwaukee, Uncanny Soup Co. is definitely one of them. The jambalaya missed the mark, but something tells us there’s a reason the shop has thrived in two other locations before returning Downtown. In the bitter cold of soup season (a.k.a. fall/winter, a.k.a. most of the year in Wisconsin) it should prove to be a refreshing, fast, and relatively inexpensive local addition to the formal, pricy, or chain-riddled Water Street lunch scene that surrounds it.
One year later, however, Uncanny has announced its Water St. location is no more. A message posted today on the restaurant’s Facebook reads:
Dear Soup Friends..
After much thought and emotion we have decided to close the 612 N. Water St. location. We have decided to pursue other interest [sic]. Thank you for visiting, we would suggest going to The Coffee Bean which is right next door, they will be serving great sandwiches, and some of our soups will be popping up there.
So, hey, see you at The Coffee Bean!