By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 05, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Mo's Irish Pub has expanded beyond Wisconsin borders and its two area locations with a third Celtic drinking and eating spot in Noblesville, Ind.  Owner Johnny Vassallo also has a steakhouse in Indianapolis.

In August 2007, Vassallo closed Moceans, 747 N. Broadway, and his Italian restaurant, Mo's Cucina. At the time, he said he's focusing on fewer concepts, namely his pubs and signature steakhouses. He plans to open more of each entity in coming years.

Vassallo's group now includes three Mo's Irish Pubs, two Mo's A Place for Steaks (Milwaukee and Indianapolis) and his Downtown coffeehouse, Mocha. He's also involved in several developments, properties and other businesses.

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.