Karl Kopp’s planned Walker’s Point pizza restaurant approved

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 15, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Karl Kopp on Monday received unanimous approval from the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Fund for his plans to restore a Walker’s Point building for a new pizza restaurant.

Kopp plans to restore the 1871 Milwaukee building at 100 E. Seeboth St. The vacant building sits between two busy neighborhoods, Walker’s Point and the 3rd Ward. Kopp’s owns Kopp’s Frozen Custard stores in Greenfield, Brookfield and Glendale and the Elsa’s on the Park restaurant in downtown Milwaukee.

The design would re-open bricked-up, arched windows at the front of the building facing Seeboth Street. The planned interior would have a 179-seat dining area for a pizza restaurant and a bar.

The design includes cutting a very narrow, cross-shaped window into the north face. One 12-foot-tall vertical span would stretch from floor to ceiling. A crossing horizontal window about 30 feet long would be 7 feet off the floor.