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