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INdustri Cafe’s Grand Opening Celebration is Tonight

Photo credit: Adam VanderVeen,

With a combined experience of over thirty-eight years within the kitchens of Milwaukee’s finest restaurants, the founders of INdustri Cafe are more than ready to showcase their very own interpretation of fine-dining. Born and raised in Milwaukee, both Chris Miller and Robert Klemm started working within the industry at age fourteen. The two first worked together at a downtown sushi restaurant (Sake-Tumi) and quickly noticed their cohesive synergy. It didn’t take long for them to begin to  envision what their own restaurant would look like, noting the pitfalls they had encountered working for other establishments and making plans for how they would do it different when it was solely their project.

The vision for INdustri Cafe pays homage to all Milwaukee-based industries: agriculture, artists, manufacturing and of course, the service industry itself. Every aspect of the restaurant embodies this mission; the presence of local artists’ work on the Cream City bricks, the localized liquor menu, the beer list only includes Wisconsin-based products, and the use of Braise, a farm-to-table food coop used by only a few other restaurants in the city.

The owners are dedicated to making high-end dining accessible to everyone.  They plan to use classic American cuisine and artfully prepare it in a way that will continually go above and beyond the expectations of the guests.

Grand Opening plans for Thursday, January 6th:

  • 6:00 PM – Doors open to the public
  • 6:30 PM – Free Hors d’oeuvres
  • 8:00 PM – Champagne toast & raffle prizes

The INdustri Cafe takes over the space that formerly houses the Fuzion Cafe and Lounge. Fuzion opened in December, 2008 and closed in October, 2009.

INdustri Cafe



524 S. 2nd Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Phone: 414-224-7777

HOURS OF OPERATION (Starting Friday, January 7th, 2011)

Sunday-Wednesday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Thursday: 11 AM – 11 PM

Friday: 11 AM – 1 AM

Saturday: 11 AM – 1 AM

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