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The 1860 Matthew Keenan House has been sold. (PHOTO: Boerke Company)

Dino's closes, and Jeffers buys the club's Jefferson Street home

J. Jeffers and Co. which owns notable buildings like the Mackie and Marshall buildings today closed on the purchase of the former Matthew Keenan Residence, 777 N. Jefferson St., according to the company's Marnie Noel.

Noel added that there are, "no immediate plans to share but we should have some soon."

The sale price was not disclosed. Real estate web site Loopnet has a listing for the building, but without an asking price, assessment or appraisal listed.

In the most recent assessment on the City of Milwaukee data portal, the building is listed as being owned by Selzer-Ornst Company and valued at $1.491 million.

According to a restaurant industry source, one of the building's tenants, the night club Dino's Taverna owned by Dino Zarkos closed and moved out yesterday.

It's unclear if the sale was a factor in the club's closing. A message to Zarkos was not immediately returned.

The Italianate cream city brick building was designed by influential Milwaukee architect Edward Townsend Mix for politician and Northwestern Mutual veep Matthew Keenan and dates to 1860.

The row suffered a massive fire in 1984 that led to a complete remodeling of the interior.

Recently, Jeffers signed on to redevelop the Milwaukee Athletic Club building and bought the former BBC complex on North Avenue.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


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