Transfer Pizzeria Cafe plans big reveal for 10th anniversary
It's a very happy birthday for Transfer Pizzeria Café, 101 W. Mitchell St., which will turn 10 on Monday, March 12.
To celebrate the occasion, the restaurant will host a week-long celebration. In addition to their weekly line-up of live music, there will be additional performers from local bands including Transfer House Band Neil Davis along with a variety of special guests, including the Mitch Shiner Trio.
And that's not all. Anyone who chooses to attend the celebration will also have the opportunity to get a peek at Transfer's expansion into the building located immediately to the west of the restaurant, which once housed The Haven Bar.
The additional space includes the expansion of both the kitchen and prep area, which will better accommodate take-out and delivery thanks to a special new storefront entrance where customers can pick up their pizzas during peak times.
There is also a newly minted ADA compliant event space, which will have seating for up to 60 guests for dining or groups of up to 80 for parties, meetings, live music and community gatherings. Inside the space, folks will find decor consistent with the current Transfer Pizzeria space, as well as some fun finds unearthed from the building itself, including The Haven Bar sign, which was painstakingly removed from the exterior of the building.
Other treasures were also found, including the Fox Head Brewing sign that is currently partially visible on the west side of the building. And you should take a good look at that one, since Transfer owners John and Russell Rossetto note that they're unsure if it will remain.
"We have been involved with the planning and build-out of this expansion for a while. It has been an interesting project as we unearthed pieces of Milwaukee's past and brought some long-forgotten memories back from the dead, while we updated the expansion for our needs," says John Rossetto.
"It will be nice to finally be able to pull the curtain back on the new event space at a time when we can thank the people who have helped support us over the years."
Several public and private events have already been lined up for the space starting in late March.
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