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Cafe Benelux Reopens After Renovations

Café Benelux restaurant has reopened for business after completing renovations.

The café closed for ten days to complete the renovation.

According to the Lowlands Group, the work included the addition of a new “Map Room” dining area, refinishing the floors throughout, updating the bar area, expanding the number of draught lines from 30 to 36—including a ‘nitro’ line—as well as numerous additional aesthetic and mechanical updates.

The renovation features old wood bleacher seats from Slinger Elementary School that have been reimagined as planter boxes that surround the large atrium.

The materials have also been made into shelving in the café’s new Map Room. The design and build of the work was completed by Milwaukee’s Buildit360, who also partnered with Lowlands Group on their recent Downer Avenue and Tosa Village Café Hollander facelifts.

 “Although it doesn’t seem like it in light of the recent weather, our rooftop will soon be filled with diners, rather than snow,” said Dan Herwig, director of brand and marketing at Lowlands Group. “We had hoped to complete all three of the remodels before patio season starts, and we’re happy to say that we made it. The rooftop at Benelux will be ready for our guests as soon as mother nature cooperates.”

Lowlands Group also partnered with local bike company Fyxation, which crafted a custom Milwaukee flag bike.

It features blue, white and yellow paint-job that pays tribute to Lenz’s “Sunrise Over the Lake” flag design. The bike is currently on display at Café Benelux in efforts to promote awareness of the new flag.

Café Benelux, located at 346 N. Broadway, is open weekdays at 7am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its popular weekend brunch is served from 8am to 3pm on both Saturdays and Sundays, with dinner service following.

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