By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM

I confirmed with the Village of Shorewood and BID executive director, Jim Plaisted, yesterday that a new French bakery/restaurant will open at 4401 N. Oakland Ave.

It's the former site of Lakeshore Gallery and, more recently, Performance Running Outfitters who moved just north to 4533 N Oakland Ave. in May.   The Business Journal's Stacy Vogel Davis reported this news on Monday.

The locally owned business will be called La Orangerie and won't, of course, open until next year. 

The owner Gene Webb will appear today at the village's Community Development Authority meeting as it takes up his request for a $50,000 village loan.  Webb, who trained in France, is expected to put more than $300,000 into the space.

The 100-plus-year-old building also houses Zen the Salon, Goody Gourmets, Joe's  North Shore Barber Shop, Men's  Room, Shorewood Coin Shop, So-Solace and Vanity Fur. 

Watch for a complete report in the coming weeks on 

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.