First Pizza Man, then the sink hole and yesterday a historic former tavern. Wow, the East Side can't get a break. Yet, we still love it.
If you haven't seen the corner at Humboldt and North Avenues, I snapped a few photos of the crumbled wall on the long vacant and former Schlitz tavern building.
The Schlitz Tavern building at Humboldt and North is significant as one of the major corner taverns erected by the Schlitz Brewing Company in the late 19 century.
A full history of the building is here. It's owned today by Damian Zak, who once ran a music club, Zak's, in the building.
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.
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