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Stone Creek Coffee is closing its oldest cafe, in Whitefish Bay

Stone Creek Coffee will permanently close its Whitefish Bay cafe as of April 19, the roaster announced on social media Saturday.

The cafe at 601 E. Silver Spring Drive was the first opened by company’s founder, Eric Resch, in December 1993.

“On the day we opened, I was on the floor serving customers, making drinks, and being scared as hell,” Resch wrote in the posting. “I was 24 years old and knew very little about owning a business. Today, 27 years later, I can sincerely say that I have experienced and have learned a lot, but I acknowledge that there is still so much to learn.”

It’s one of 10 cafes that Stone Creek operates, including others on the North Shore, in Glendale and Shorewood. The roaster permanently closed its Radio Milwaukee cafe in Walker’s Point in November because of the pandemic, and the company also announced in May that it would not reopen its Chicago cafe after it closed for the pandemic.