By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Mar 09, 2007 at 11:31 AM

The evolution of the East Side's Downer Avenue continues with the news that The Chancery, 2575 N. Downer Ave., will close its doors on March 31. 

A hostess at the DeRosa Corporation restaurant said, "We've chosen not to renew our lease." DeRosa also owns the seemingly always busy Original Pancake House, just north of the Chancery at 2621 N. Downer Ave.

Plans for the redevelopment of Downer continue to move ahead with condos, additional retail spaces, a possible hotel and new anchors like Cafe Hollander.  Ristorante Bartolotta closed its Downer location last month. 

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.