By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Nov 27, 2007 at 3:24 PM

The new year is swiftly approaching and with it comes some culinary changes for Milwaukee Street.

Tom Wackman, owner of Eve, the nightclub at 718 N. Milwaukee St., says that 2008 will see the resurgence of the Eve's first floor kitchen, which is currently not being used.

Eve served modern American cuisine for a few years when it opened in early 2002 and went through a major interior redesign in 2004, changing the 8,000-sq.-ft. space from entirely innocent white décor to a rich scarlet.

Wackman says he's still in the licensing process, so the details of the new restaurant are few at this point. The nightclub section of the bar, he says, will remain active on the second floor.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”