By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Apr 02, 2007 at 1:37 PM

It's sad on this glorious Opening Day to report the temporary closing of, in my humble opinion, one of the East Side's favorite stops, Henry's. The phone is disconnected, the place shuttered and bearing a sign that reads: "Henry's is closed temporarily and will re-open soon under new management.  Thank you.   

Perched just off Downer at 2523 E. Belleview Pl., Henry's was a welcoming, neighborhood joint that was the perfect place for a pre-movie beer or night-long, "casual" bender.  Read Bobby Tanzilo's 2003 profile here.

For me, it was the site of an early (second) date for my wife and I (thanks for joining us, Bryan Pieper!) and just one of those places that made Milwaukee special.

While I loved its original space, in the Downer Avenue building that housed the Coffee Trader -- the "new" Henry's had that same friendly, yet darkly cozy feel.  

Henry's, you are already missed -- so, open up again soon.   


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.