By Maureen Post Special to Published Dec 04, 2009 at 2:51 PM

In the Brady Street space at 1323 E. Brady St. which previously housed Vucciria and most recently Coco Bella, another restaurant is coming to fruition. Crisp, a gourmet pizza place and nightlife lounge is set to open in January 2010.

Ian Pesch, Rob Settecase and Chris Grant plan to open a lunch and dinner stop for New York style pizza by the slice or pie. But, pizza is just the start. The menu will also feature a create-your-own tossed salad with over 40 fresh vegetables, meats and fruits cut daily. In addition to pizza and salad, Crisp will serve panini’s and wraps.

"We’re going to have a juicing station built into the main bar. People will be able to order fresh squeezed juices into both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks," Pesch says.

Open from 10 a.m. until bar time daily, diners can utilize counter-style service during the day and full sit-down service from 5-10 p.m. After 10 p.m., the restaurant will take on a lounge style feel with a late-night limited menu until 1 a.m. and a host of local DJs playing a different genre of music each night.

"There’s nothing like the clientele of the eastside. It’s really an honor to be on Brady Street because it’s so historical and diverse," Pesch says.

Check back to for a full story when Crisp opens in January 2010.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.