By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM

It looks as if a new Asian concept is coming to 222 E. Erie St. That's the former home of Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, which occupied the space for seven years before closing in August.

According to Jongsoo Kim, registered agent for the restaurant, details of the concept are still being developed. However, the name of the restaurant will be Char’d, and Kim says the restaurant will specialize in Korean fusion fare.

He says the restaurant is expected to open sometime in early 2018.

According to paperwork filed with the City of Milwaukee, Char’d plans to be open for both lunch and dinner.

Owners of Char’d are husband and wife team Lane Kim and Choonghoon Lee of goRi Food Entertainment, Inc.

Watch OnMilwaukee for additional details as they become available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.