The Spoon closed until further notice

By Sarah Pryor - Freeman Staff

Jan. 21, 2015

WAUKESHA — The Spoon, a popular new Waukesha restaurant, is closed until further notice, per a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

“We are overwhelmed with the great reception our restaurant had with everyone — and so appreciate all your great support — but due to personal circumstances, need to step back and re-evaluate,” reads the post, which was dated Wednesday.

Specializing in soup, bread and pies, the restaurant is located at 928 N. Hartwell Ave. It had been open since December and received rave reviews from customers on its Facebook page.

Owners John and Leslie Bley live in Delafield, but the former Hartwell Avenue gyro stand stole their hearts and made them decide to open a carry-out comfort food restaurant here in Waukesha.

The building was in bad shape after being vacant for about seven years, but the Bleys completely revamped it, redecorating the interior and fitting it with state-of-the-art kitchen appliances.

The Bleys love cooking locally sourced whole foods, and planned to focus on comfort foods like pies, soups and freshly baked bread, John Bley told The Freeman last year.

In October, the Plan Commission approved The Spoon’s conditional use permit, which was necessary since it’s located in a manufacturing district.

“We think we will be looking for younger versions of us to manage this wonderful business — so if you know anyone, (private message) us,” the Facebook post read.