By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 25, 2019 at 4:20 PM

It’s been just under a year since Cocina 1022 opened its doors in the former Chez Jacques at 1022 S. 1st St.

Today, the owners shared the news on Facebook that they’ve made the decision to close the restaurant.

And while the posting definitely points to an ending, it also promises new beginnings.

At least one is currently in play. Owners Kevin Lopez and his mother Judith Figueroa assumed the lease on the former Jalisco’s on North last fall, announcing that changes were on the way beginning in February 2019.

The restaurant at 2207 E. North Ave., has undergone an inaugural round of changes including adoption of a new moniker: Judy’s on North. But we anticipate more will be on the way.

You can follow Judy's on North on Facebook.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.