Menominee's Schloegel's restaurant closing after 49 years in the family

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MENOMINEE, Mich. (WLUC) - It appears to be the end of an era for an iconic Menominee restaurant.

In 1968, Tom and Pat Schoegel purchased Shriner's restaurant in Marinette and soon changed the name to Schloegels thus beginning a run that lasted 49 years.

In a move that surprised the community, Schloegel's served it's final meal this past Sunday.

The restaurant, well known for their breakfast, is considered by many a traditional stop for U.P. Packer fans on their way to Lambeau Field.

2 years ago owner Tom Schloegel passed away leaving the ownership of the restaurant in the hands of his 4 sons and recently the family has come to the difficult decision to sell the restaurant.

Todd Schloegel, who has grown up in the business and ran it with his father, describes the difficult decision.

"I tried to purchase it from the estate and that didn't work out so the next best option is to market it outside of the family and we have done that with the anticipation of someone coming in and taking over the building and the real estate to operate another great restaurant."

Schloegel wishes the best of success to the next operator and encourages continued support to the family run business.