Specializing in the re-development of underutilized buildings, Dixon transformed the old Kramer Foundry in the now hip Walker’s Point neighborhood in Milwaukee. The restoration of the two-story Cream City brick building is a 10,000 square foot office, retail and restaurant space.
After its initial restaurant tenant closed, and unable to find a suitable replacement, Dixon decided to create his own F&B concept called Stack’d Burger Bar- Milwaukee’s first gourmet burger joint. A place for true foodies, Stack’d features sustainably raised meats, local produce and craft beers. The concept has proven to be very successful and could be expanded to locations and markets outside of Wisconsin.
“The new (Stack’d Bar) location, which formerly housed Kramer International, a small foundry… combines elements of old and new in its décor. The bar and dining room are nestled within Cream City brick walls that form a backdrop for modern paintings. Fragments of the foundry’s ancient conveyor still dangle from the ceiling.” -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 24th, 2005