You can go away somewhere all bright and new for dinner in Kewaunee after the Wildflower Supper Club officially opened on Monday. Named after the popular Tom Petty album, Monday’s grand opening marked the end of an overhaul of the over-century old building. Cassie and Jason Jelinek knew they were interested in opening the business in the former location of Cork and Uncorked, but the building’s condition would not allow it. By teaming up with Art and Sarah Schiller, a building was saved and a dream was realized.
The restaurant industry is nothing new for Cassie Jelinek, who has had a number of different roles at area restaurants including Classix in Kewaunee. Wildflower Supper Club will be open Thursdays through Sundays during the winter months before potentially expanding operations this spring and summer. It is the second historical building saved in part by the Schillers in Kewaunee. The Schillers purchased and helped rehab the former Selner Plumbing building down the street on Milwaukee Avenue which also has a restaurant on the first floor.