🔒 Lumpia Metropolis relocating to Waterford as founders hope to enter wholesale market
Lumpia Metropolis relocating to Waterford as founders hope to enter wholesale market
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Lumpia Metropolis has outgrown its present footprint within the metropolis of Milwaukee. Founders Samantha Klimaszewski and Alexa Reyes introduced this week the meals manufacturing firm is relocating to Waterford, transferring out of a shared kitchen area on North Jefferson Road in downtown Milwaukee. Lumpia Metropolis will now be headquartered at 315 N. Milwaukee St. in Waterford.
Based in 2015, Lumpia Metropolis is greatest recognized for its trendy tackle the standard Filipino meals lumpia, serving up distinctive flavors like Korean beef and hen enchilada. The corporate has grown from a humble pop-up to producing roughly 8,000 to 10,000 models a month. Lumpia Metropolis additionally has a stand at Fiserv Discussion board and is a widely known presence throughout the native meals truck scene.
Klimaszewski and Reyes are leasing area within the Waterford constructing and are ordering the manufacturing tools wanted to fill the brand new area. There isn’t a transparent grand opening date set but as they concentrate on renovating the area.
“We felt there was a further step wanted earlier than shopping for a constructing, so we settled on leasing,” mentioned Klimaszewski. “There had simply occurred to be this area for lease in Waterford, which is tremendous near the place we reside. It virtually simply appeared too excellent and the hire was significantly lower than what we have been seeing in Milwaukee. I feel that was what was holding us again.”
Klimaszewski and Reyes informed BizTimes Media in March they have been in search of their very own area as a subsequent step towards changing into extra of a wholesale firm. Their new constructing will give them extra manufacturing area.
“We’re seeking to broaden the manufacturing area within the constructing and have a smaller eating space,” mentioned Klimaszewski. “We’re making an attempt to do manufacturing plus to-go orders. There are some retail alternatives.”
As the corporate continues to develop, so will the completely different sorts of lumpia it affords. Reyes is hoping so as to add a extra conventional lumpia to the companies’ lineup, in addition to vegan and vegetarian choices.
“We have been realizing as soon as we received out of the Milwaukee space and have been attending lots of bigger occasions, lots of people have been asking about (new flavors), so we wish to be sure we’re giving folks what they need,” mentioned Klimaszewski.
Lumpia Metropolis merchandise are additionally at the moment present in all full-service Sendik’s Meals Market shops and at Pageant Meals areas in West Allis, Greenfield and Hales Corners.