Bob Schmidt has been active in the community both in various organizations (such as CCBA and BAM), but most visibly as a business owner.
Bob Schmidt opened one of the longest running bars in Milwaukee, the M & M Club, in 1976 (with two partners). He bought out the partners within 10 years, and went on to own and operate the business for almost 25 years: first as a bar, soon adding food service (Friday fish fries were especially popular), and then adding on to the historical building and opening a full service restaurant, sometimes called The Glass Menagerie Restaurant.
Bob sold the business to one of his long-time bartenders in 2001, but continued to own the building until 2006, when the building was sold, and Bob's passion, the M&M Club, closed for the last time.
Bob continues his retirement, living in Florida with his partner.
Credits: articles from In Step;
B+W photo of Bob in N&M Club copyright Michail Takach and used by permission.
Last updated: May-2018.