Heaven City restaurant to reopen as ‘Troy’s Heaven City Supper Club’
Pre-opening event planned for Halloween night

By Matt Masterson - Freeman Staff

Oct. 22, 2014

TOWN OF VERNON - This week will be the last for the Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge under its current name and site on Phantom Woods Road in Mukwonago.

After doors close Sunday evening, the restaurant and staff will make their transition a few miles east to the the site of Heaven City at S91-W27850 National Ave. in the Town of Vernon, and will reopen sometime next month as “Troy’s Heaven City Supper Club.”

In September, Heaven City property owner Ralph Hibbard said a lease issue with the building’s previous tenant prompted him to find another tenant to occupy the building and keep the restaurant running. Heaven City has been closed since early August.

Troy Schoenrock, who has owned the Lakeside for 16 years, said he received an offer and took over the location in September.

“We are going to bring the Lakeside quality and standards over here and we are going to make this into more of a supper club,” he said.

The Lakeside will remain open during its regular 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. hours throughout this week, serving its full menu.

Schoenrock said the new restaurant’s menu will keep some of the Italian dishes from the Lakeside, but will also feature steak, ribs, chops and seafood - including a fish boil.

The site, he said, is larger than the Lakeside’s current location and will give him more room to expand going forward.

“It is an adventure,” he said. “We are very busy trying to put things together. It is a little sad shutting down the Lakeside, but it is a good move for us.”

No date has been set for the restaurant’s grand opening, but Schoenrock said there will be a pre-opening Halloween event at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The Spooktacular at Heaven City will feature live music, a bonfire, a costume contest and a haunted trail walk, with proceeds going to the Mukwonago Food Pantry.

Schoenrock said his Heaven City Supper Club will be a totally unique restaurant.

“We are looking forward to bringing a new supper club out in the area. There is nothing like it, what we plan on doing,” he said. “We have a lot of big plans for it.”

For more information on the Halloween event or updates on the move, visit www.facebook.com/LakesideMukwonago.

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