located in The Clarke Hotel has closed for renovations, according to signs in its windows Monday.
An article in the Sept. 7, 2011, Waukesha Freeman showed that it may close by the end of September because of financial troubles.
The article stated that the owner, Ramon Antonio Mitre Hernandez, who is known locally as Tony Hernandez, owed rent money, was accused of breaking a lease and was in danger of being evicted.
The Clarke Hotel was a renovated flop house, a project that occurred with public money through a city tax incremental financing district. The public project includes the restaurant that is in the hotel.