In what has become a rash of sports bar closings, add another one to the growing list. This time, it's one of Brookfield's most popular locations.

As noted in a very heartfelt message to their many loyal customers, that particular location has gone through many transformations over more than 100 years, but it looks like time has run out for the very popular 189 Sports Cafe on Federal Road in Brookfield. It appears as though 189 Sports Cafe is saying goodbye to their loyal following and closing for good.

I just recently passed there the other day and noticed some signs posted on the building, but there was also what looked like some construction going on, so I assumed it was just a remodeling project and that the signs were the "pardon our appearance - under construction" type.

Now we learn that the Sports Cafe is joining a growing list of local sports bars that have closed for good, however there is mention in the Cafe's recent Facebook post that the Market Place Tavern, part of the Market Place Restaurant Group, will be taking over the location. But for now, for those of us who enjoyed the 189 Cafe, it's time to say goodbye and good luck, we'll miss you and that delicious menu.

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