If you haven't walked or driven past The Moderne, 1141 Old World 3rd St. (corner of Juneau Ave. and Old World Third St.), you really should. The 31 floor development is truly impressive and, while not even open yet, has already changed the vibe, look and feel of the area.
Today, there's great news in a scoop from BizTimes.com that iconic Chicago restaurant, Carson's Prime Steaks and Famous BBQ, will open in The Moderne's first floor in October. Carson's currently has two locations. One on Wells St. in Downtown Chicago and a second in Deerfield.
I had heard several months ago that The Moderne project was pursing a big name restaurant, and this is definitely a huge name and a coup for the development and for Downtown Milwaukee.
Matt Rinka, a great local architect, is designing the space. Rinka also designed the building.
Carson's has numerous accolades under its belt, and not only from Windy City locals and media but Esquire, Food Network, Business Week and more. Read all about it here.
The Moderne is on track for a September opening. Be ready for the bibs, finger licking and barbecue of Carson's in October.
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.
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