Dave and Melanie met in 1993 at a restaurant where Melanie was Dave’s waitress. For him, it was love at first sight, and within 1½ years they were married and started a family.
Six years later, the owner of the restaurant where they met offered to sell the couple another business that he owned. It was one of Milwaukee’s original Schlitz taverns at 1900 W. St. Paul Ave, nestled in Milwaukee’s historic Menomonee Valley. We now call it Sobelman’s Pub & Grill.