In early April Molly Snyder Edler reported on a new Third Ward marriage of coffee and vino, manifesting in the new bar, wine shop and café cleverly called Javino (a combo of the words "java" and "vino.")
According to Edler's article, the venue was scheduled to open in May at 330 E. Menomonee St. The bar is still not yet open, but the Third Ward Association's Ruth Lawson informs us it's changing its name to Kafevino.
Apparently Kafevino has no intention of changing its mission, and plans to open soon as a "warm and welcoming place to savor the rich, natural flavors of wine, craft beer, coffee, tea, fresh baked goods and more."
Grand opening information is coming soon, according to the Web site.
OnMilwaukee.com 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 OnMilwaukee.com 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.”