By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Dec 20, 2009 at 5:50 PM

The Eastsider, 1732 E. North Ave., closed over the weekend for renovations.

Owner Jason Growel says the bar will reopen shortly after the new year.

"We're just doing some remodeling and some updates," Growel said Sunday night. "Putting in some new soda guns and cooler system and some new doors."

The old neon "Eastsider" sign that's hung over the door since opening in 1999 is being cleaned up and will be moved inside, giving way for a new sign outside.

Growel said the work should be completed in time to reopen around Jan. 1st or 2nd.