By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jan 07, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Real estate insiders are buzzing on another big national retail tenant for the greater Downtown Milwaukee area. The Los Angeles-based American Apparel is headed to Milwaukee.

"I am pleased to inform you that American Apparel does have plans to come to Milwaukee very soon. Location and opening dates are still in the works, check our Web site for updates," said Kris Simms from the company's retail operations division.

While an exact location is not confirmed, the clothing manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer could be a good fit for the Kenilworth Building on Milwaukee's East Side. Urban Outfitters recently opened in the same location, and industry sources have confirmed that American Apparel has looked at space in the building.

The publicly-traded company is in the process of rapid retail growth, opening stores around the world. It currently has five locations in Chicagoland, including one in Wicker Park on Milwaukee Ave. 

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.