Café Corazon owners George and Wendy Mireles opened
their first restaurant in 2009.
MEQUON — Café Corazon will join the eclectic food
collection at the Mequon Public Market.
restaurant – described by developer Cindy Shaffer as
“Mexican food with a twist” – is the latest addition to
already-announced tenants Beans & Barley, Anodyne Coffee
Roasting Co. and Purple Door Ice Cream at the Public
Market, which will be part of Spur 16, which is under
Public Market will have approximately 10 vendors when it
opens in fall. It will be in a remodeled
10,000-square-foot city public works building at 6300 W.
Mequon Road. St. Paul Fish Co. will open next door in
the historic “smokestack building.”
George and Wendy Mireles were influenced by the food
scene in San Francisco when they moved to Milwaukee and
opened Café Corazon in Milwaukee’s Riverwest
neighborhood in 2009. Their initial restaurant had six
tables and nine bar seats. That location expanded. The
couple opened a second location in Bay View in 2016.
are very excited to have been invited to be part of the
Mequon Public Market and believe this project is going
to be so great for the community,” co-owner Wendy
Mireles said in Wednesday’s news release.
restaurant’s website highlights its ties to local
farmers and producers.
“Café Corazon serves the freshest local ingredients,”
according to the website. “We are proud to serve beef
from Redeker Farms, seasonal produce from the family
farm and Corazon’s own urban garden. We also support
other local farmers through Restaurant Supported
Jenni Venter, chief operating officer for Shaffer
Development, said she is pleased with the variety of
options Mequon Public Market will offer to the
am so excited about the incredible group of restaurants
that have come together to be part of the Mequon Public
Market at Spur 16,” she said in the news release. “Café
Corazon is the perfect addition to this group and our
added the Public Market is now “100 percent committed for
all available spaces.” The remaining tenants have not
addition to the Public Market and St. Paul Fish Co.,
Spur 16 will include 10 townhomes, which are expected to
be complete in January. An additional 146 apartments in
three buildings will be completed in the spring and
summer of 2019.
information on the project is available at Spur 16’s
www.spur16.com, as well as its Twitter account,
@Spur16Mequon. Café Corazon’s website is
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