The new Colectivo in the Historic Third Ward is one of my favorite places in Milwaukee, and it's easily in the top tier of best new Milwaukee developments in the first half of 2014. It's a amazing, open-air space that perfectly fits the neighborhood.
And, not only is it also full of great food, coffee and beer, it boasts something that really sets it apart and makes it even more of a destination -- sparkling water on tap. I know, I know it's not that exciting. But it kind of is. Any old coffee place can prop up a water cooler for you hydrate with but Colectivo built a tap of both plain, Milwaukee water and sparkling water into its cream/napkin station.
The water tap is super cool, sounds great and tastes even better. For me, sparkling water on tap is one of these simple, fun pleasures that helps make Milwaukee's Third Ward and my life even better.
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.