By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Dec 11, 2013 at 8:29 AM

The Downer Avenue Einstein Bros. Bagels has been closed since July 2006.   But, today – even as the Einstein awning still hangs – there are finally signs of life.  Or, at least a sign. 

And, the sign says "Opening soon.  Deja Vu on Downer.  Antiques, Home Decor & More …"

So, there you have it.  From bagels to home decor in only seven years. 

By the way, it’s been nearly six years since The Chancery closed its doors next door at 2575 N. Downer Ave.

Hopefully the opening of Deja Vu is a sign of more things to come along this strip of Downer Avenue. 

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.