By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jun 09, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Five Guys Burgers and Fries will "open soon" at the former Blockbuster space, 544 E. Ogden Ave., inside the East Pointe Marketplace.

Blockbuster closed the location on April 10.

East Point also houses an Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks and several retailers including Pick N' Save as its anchor.

Five Guys opened its first Milwaukee location in 2009 at 2907 N. Oakland Avenue.

Five Guys will have seven area locations once East Pointe opens. These include the first Milwaukee area store at Bayshore Town Center, Mayfair Mall and Brookfield Square.

The franchise has more than 750 locations nationwide.  

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.