Doubledays was yet another attempt to bring an LGBT restaurant into this space. But it was apparently extremely short-lived.
Doubledays is first listed in the Bar Guide of 'In Step' magazine in the November 9-22, 1989 issue. It is then mentioned in the February 1990 issue as follows: "Chuck, Steve and Steve and their staff provide fast-service Italian and Greek specialties, as well as char-broiled burgers and sandwiches. I've tried their lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, Italian beef & sausage sandwiches, as well as their gyros, grilled pita sandwiches since they've opened, and can recommend them all without a qualm.".
The only advertisement we have located is in the April 1990 issue of 'In Step'-- and that issue (vol. 7-07) is also the last time it is listed in the magazine's Bar Guide. We have not located any other advertisements or mentions of the business.
This was one of several restaurants/bars to operate in this same building in the 1970s to 1990s. One has to wonder if the location was jinxed, as of the 8 businesses, half closed within a year of opening:
Read a summary of the history of these 8 businesses and their effect on Milwaukee LGBT nitelife written by Project Curator Michail Takach at the Black Forest Legacy page.
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