Lounge planned for downtown Milwaukee

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 4, 2013

MILWAUKEE Chic Lounge, which previously operated in the 3rd Ward, may soon occupy the space at 770 N. Jefferson St.

Owners of Chic Lounge, Rita and Craig Willis, plan to open Chic Cafe in the lower level of the building by the end of the month. If the lounge deal is finalized, they hope to have it up and running by spring.

The original Chic Lounge offered live jazz and some food. The owners closed it last year to find a place with more space.

Work is already underway with the cafe. It will serve breakfast, lunch and light dinner. It will also serve a full Sunday brunch with live jazz and offer meeting spaces, along with free WI-FI.

The lounge will be three to four times larger than the original location.