Beginning today, La Fuente's Milwaukee location at 625 S. 5th St., will be closed for regular business. Instead, owner Jose Zarate will be using the building, which he purchased in 1983, as a special event space.
In recent years, La Fuente owner Jose Zarate has made changes to his restaurant, from adding new items to the fare such as stuffed mushrooms and wings to, more recently, remodeling the space.
For Jose Zarate, restaurant ownership has been a series of ups and downs. The once-packed Walker's Point La Fuente has struggled over the past five years and is no longer a hotbed of nightlife for both urban and suburban dwellers. Whether or not La Fuente will spring back to what it once was is unknown, but Zarate is not giving up.