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After 15 years, Sven's is closing in Bay View, but is expected to open under new ownership. (PHOTO: Sven's Facebook)

Currently closed, Sven's Cafe is being sold and will reopen in August

Sven's Cafe, 2699 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is closed and is being sold. The new owners are expected to reopen it next month.

A sign posted on the door reads, "Sven's Cafe has been sold. Thank you for the great 15 years. You will all be missed. The new owners will be opening in August."

According to a post in the Bay View Town Hall group on Facebook, owner Steve Goretzko told Katherine Keller of the Bay View Compass that a week after the business was listed for sale he has accepted an offer from a young couple that plans to reopen the cafe in August.

Goretzko who also runs the Sven's Organic Coffee Company, a coffee roasting and wholesaling business opened Sven's in 2004 and told Keller that running both businesses became overwhelming.

Sven's opened a second cafe Downtown on Water Street in 2011 and sold it four years later.

OnMilwaukee called the Bay View Sven's a "hidden gem" in February for its "eclectic European style, looking like it could be nestled amid the German countryside." You can read that post here.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.


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