Harmony Inn will give way to Bartolotta supper club
Restaurant will be company's first on south side
Greendale - Harmony Inn the Village will soon sing its swan song, but the Broad Street space won't remain empty long. The Bartolotta Restaurant Group will open a supper club there.
The restaurant known for its barbershop quartet theme and tableside serenades remains open. But the building at 5601 Broad St. will receive extensive renovations before it opens in late August under the new ownership.
Bartolotta calls its concept "a modern spin on the classic supper club." The company has yet to finalize the name of the new dining establishment, which will be replicated in Mequon.
The menu will offer an array of comfort foods and large bar selection, including classic cocktails and ice cream drinks, co-owner Joe Bartolotta said.
The new restaurant will provide seating for about 200 guests and offer several private dining rooms. Outdoor patio seating is planned.
Village President John Hermes said landing a Bartolotta restaurant is significant.
"We are proud to have the first Bartolotta restaurant to come to Milwaukee's south side in the heart of our Greendale community," he said.
Village Center Manager Anne Marie Pierce foresees the restaurant bringing exposure to Greendale and the other businesses in the village.
In November, she learned about Bartolotta's interest in opening a south side restaurant. When she got notice that Harmony Inn was going to close after about three years in business, there was a push to find a new eatery to fill the vacancy.
"(Property management firm) Grandhaven LLC reached out to them to introduce them to the Village Center and what we had to offer," Pierce said.
Balancing continuity and continued growth is the goal. It's a new restaurant, but Bartolotta has a proven reputation in service and corporate citizenship throughout the Milwaukee area, she said.
Prior to Harmony Inn the Village, the space was home to Heinemann's, Taste of Home, Eleanor's and The Village Inn restaurants.
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