By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Apr 06, 2009 at 2:09 PM

My taqueria dream has become reality today as Milwaukee Public Market officials have come to terms on a lease with the owners of Margarita Paradise, a Mexican restaurant at 11112 W. National Ave. in West Allis.  Well, it's not a true taqueria.  But close.  

Owners Amil and Dolce Alarcon and their son Edwardo will bring a scaled down Margarita Paradise concept to the Third Ward. It will take over the space that Kehr's Candies moved from last month.

Public Market offiicals say that the Alarcon family, in addition to its prepared menu items, will offer "some produce, chips, salsa and some other dried goods."

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.