By Maureen Post Special to Published Oct 12, 2009 at 3:51 PM

The closing of Brady Street Pharmacy, 1696 N. Astor St., opened the door for Glorioso Bros. Co. Italian Foods, 1018 E. Brady St., to consider expansion. The family-run Italian store purchased the space across the street with plans for escalating its Brady Street grocery and deli.

According to Felix Glorioso, the space is undergoing a complete renovation. The future Glorioso's will have an expanded deli and café, seating area, more groceries and an even larger selection of meats and cheeses.

Glorioso optimistically expects the new location to open in six to seven months, but that date is entirely dependent on the construction progress. A consulting firm has been hired to facilitate the renovation and Glorioso expects construction to begin soon.

Glorioso's current location will remain under the family's operation, potentially utilized for cooking classes.

Stay tuned to for details and an inside look when the new Glorioso's opens its doors.

Maureen Post Special to staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.

After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.

Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.