Is Flemings closing near Brookfield Square?

That’s the word on the street, and it’s a pretty good source. We’ll have to wait and see what the MSM picks up.

Flemings occupies a building that is part of the TIF district. They’ve been open a couple of years.

Anyone else hearing anything?

Update – this one won’t die! See here for more.


  1. Don’t know anything specific, but it doesn’t surprise me. I’ve eaten at Fleming’s only once. The food was good, but the prices were kind of high.

    For those kinds of prices, I’d rather eat at Eddie Martini’s in Tosa.

  2. The Lorax says:

    ditto @ Roxanne

  3. I was just telling a girlfriend the same thing! I’ve never eaten either place, but what you explained is exactly what I’ve heard over and over. It might have cut into business.

  4. BrkfldDad says:

    They seem to be doing a brisk business, at least the six or so times I’ve been in there. I did have a close friend tell me the same rumor, but he told me it last April. At that time he said the closing was imminent. Almost a year now and they are still there.

  5. Six times BDad? I want your dining out budget! Interesting detail, though.

  6. BrkfldDad says:

    Business expense is a beautiful thing!

  7. Haven’t heard anything, but like others who have spoken up, I am not surprised. Very pricey…

  8. Never ate at Flemings, or any of the other chains on Bluemound. If we want to eat at a chain steakhouse, we take a trip downtown to Capital Grille. We also have Mr B’s and Eddie Martini’s in the neighborhood. The chain steakhouse at Bayshore also closed a while back, as did Yanni’s downtown. The market in this area is oversaturated with steak houses.

    I am also wondering how Fresh Market is doing. Stopped there once, didn’t care for the high priced choice grade meat disguised as something special. Don’t ever drive Bluemound unless I have no choice either. That’s a terrible place for a grocery store.

    I’ve also heard rumblings about the lack of parking at Brookfield Square with all the building going on. Haven’t been to BS for months, but the parking issue may be working against all these places. Prefer to patronize the restaurants and shops along Capitol Drive, easer access, better parking.

  9. Lack of parking IS getting to be an issue. Same thing as Mayfair…so many “out buildings” in that lot, they had to build a parking structure…which, with Mayfair’s reputation and activities lately, I wouldn’t care to use…..

  10. Hi Cindy,
    I want to respond to your post that ‘Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar’ in Brookfield is closing. This is unsubstantiated and an unconfirmed RUMOR. Contrary to what was reported, we have NO intentions of closing, now or anytime in the foreseeable future.

    I am grateful for the strong support we have received from our community since opening nearly 2 years ago. We will continue to be extremely involved in our community. We have raised or donated over $100k for local charities in 2008 and look forward to partnering again with charitable organizations in 2009.

    I understand you have not had the opportunity to dine with us. I’d like to invite you to be my guest. Should you have any further questions about ‘Fleming’s’ please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at 262.782.9463.

    Jay Carter
    Operating Partner
    Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

  11. Jay, thanks for the news. I’m glad to know there won’t be an empty building.

    I think I’ll pass on your generous offer, though. I pretty much work on my own, and that comes to feeding myself, too. I suppose you can be happy that’s all you’ll ever have to see of my stubborn side. 🙂

  12. Susie Rosenow says:

    I have been to Flemming’s several tomes, and it is always busy. It is not any more expensive than Bartolott’s steakhouse which just recently cost $390. for a party of 4 . This was for an appetizer, 5 cocktails, 4 entree’s, and 2 desserts. I also know that local vendors are spreading these rumors ,due to Flemmings procuring many of their goods from the corporate purchasing offices. We should bve happy in these times for the success of any business, instead of spreading doomsday rumors of supposed failures. They do after all bring jobs to the area, and donate to charities frequently.


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