By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jul 31, 2007 at 2:23 PM

Bar Louie, a national chain bar and grill that opened at 1114 N. Water St. in August 2006, is reportedly closing until Sept. 5 due to failure to file its liquor license in time.

Milwaukee Ald. Robert Baumann confirmed this today and added, "They are not legally precluded from serving food. They are not required to close. They are only precluded from serving and selling alcohol."

Bar Louie has another area location at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale.

Stay tuned to for more details as they develop.





Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”