SHEBOYGAN — On what would be a hustling and bustling Friday night, the doors were locked at Work Zone Bar and Grill on Sheboygan’s far south side.
The bar, owned by Curt Hinz, announced they were temporarily closing their doors due to a storage of workers. “Due to the lack of staff at both our facilities, we deeply regret to inform you, we have no choice except to temporarily close Work Zone Bar and Grill in order to be able to adequately staff What’s up Bar and Grill,” read a statement posted on Facebook.
Hinz also owns What’s Up Bar and Grill located at 1635 Michigan Avenue in Sheboygan.
The statement, which was posted on August 25th, went to stress the closure was temporary until the work force is restored and they hope to be able to open again soon.
There is no word when the bar will reopen.
Work Zone Bar and Grill, located at South Business Drive and Weeden Creek Road, opened in January 2019. It was previously Jake’s Roundabout Steakhouse, named after Hinz’s son Jake, before shutting down, remodeling and reopening as Work Zone. Before Jake’s and Work Zone, it was known as Weimann’s and Crossroads.
In February 2016, the family-owned Weimann’s Sports Center announced they would be closing down the bar and restaurant. The announcement came two months after the family closed the Weimann’s Supper Club at the Riverdale Country Club. After it’s closure in 2016, Wisconsin Bank & Trust took ownership of the bar until Hinz’s company, Final Quest, purchased the property in 2017.
Both Work Zone Bar and Grill and What’s Up are looking to fill a number of positions at their locations. To apply, visit workzonebarandgrill.com or apply within at What’s Up.