After 44 years, The Cookery Restaurant and Wine Bar in Door County will be closing after Memorial Day weekend. Owners Dick and Carol Skare are retiring and selling the property to Chris Wiltfang of Skaliwag Restaurants of Algoma. Negotiations have been ongoing since January when the Skares decided it was time to sell. Carol shares what she will miss most when the Cookery’s doors close for the final time on Monday.
Some of the canned products that are offered at the Cookery will still be made available through the summer, according to Carol. Dick Skare adds that they plan on staying a part of the Door County community.
The Cookery opened in 1977 and is located on Highway 42/Main Street in downtown Fish Creek.