By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 05, 2007 at 3:03 PM

The new Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1850 N. Water St., opened last night and is now open daily from 3:30 p.m. Although the Madison location offers lunch, there are currently no plans to offer lunch at the Milwaukee location, according to a Madison employee.

He did say, however, that there is discussion about starting a weekend brunch at some point.

The place looks warm and welcoming from the outside and they did a ton of work inside and outside over the past few months, including building a patio and carving out part of the bluff behind the building.

It seemed a mystery that the old 5 and 10 sat empty so long, especially with so much residential development taking place all around it, but now there's new life on North Water Street. 

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.