For those of you who enjoyed The Neighborhood Pub in Sturgeon Bay, you’ll be surprised that it is now gone! Yes-gone! It will soon be replaced by a CVS pharmacy. You’ll now have the choice of three pharmacy in close proximity: Wal Mart, CVS, and Bay Pharmacy. This will match our three east side groceries, Wal Mart, Econo Foods, and Pick n’ Save.
Up north, Maxi’s at Maxwelton braes will be replaced by Pasta Vino. They have had good reputation for Italian food when they were in Sister Bay, Jacksonport and, Ellison Bay. The new Maxwelton owners bought the name and recipes. The old Common House in Bailey’s Harbor will now be the home of Chives, a successful Green Bay Restaurant.
Taking up the slack from the pub will be the Door County Fire Company, formerly the Ladder house on Sturgeon Bay’s 3rd Avenue. Last year’s new addition replacing “Thyme”, “136”, is doing well and getting a good reputation.
Ellison’s Bay Wickman House that replaced T. Ashwell’s is getting good reviews. Also the Wild Tomato in Fish Creek will open two new restaurant concepts in Sister Bay after one year of anticipation.
Everyone has their Door County restaurants favorites. There are too many to mention. Our favorites: Donny’s Glidden Lodge (fine dinning); Kitty O’Reiley’s (pub fare); Stone Harbor (from casual to fine dinning); Al Johnson’s (breakfast); The Bluefront Café (lunch); White Gull Inn (breakfast); Norther Grill (pizza and pub fare). Also consider Mr. Helsinki’s, Whistling Swan, Parador, and Gordan Lodge.
Check out the Door County Visitors’s Bureau!
Clem & Kay Hedeen