By Amy L. Schubert Food Writer Published Aug 02, 2010 at 8:19 AM

After spending the last six years at 4515 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, the original North Star Bistro will make a short move across the street to the Cornerstone building, 4510 N. Oakland Ave., in September.

The expansion increases North Star's bar space and adds an outdoor courtyard and a parking area. The new space will also allow for an expanded family room with windows and shelving for toys.

The bistro will serve lunch from 11 a.m., Wednesday through Friday. Dinner will still be offered seven nights a week starting at 4:30 p.m. with brunch available on Sunday.

North Star closes its current location on Aug. 30, to allow time for the move and adjust to the new space. Diners can expect service to resume Thursday, Sept. 9.

Amy L. Schubert is a 15-year veteran of the hospitality industry and has worked in every aspect of bar and restaurant operations. A graduate of Marquette University (B.A.-Writing Intensive English, 1997) and UW-Milwaukee (M.A.-Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Writing, 2001), Amy still occasionally moonlights as a guest bartender and she mixes a mean martini.

The restaurant business seems to be in Amy’s blood, and she prides herself in researching and experimenting with culinary combinations and cooking techniques in her own kitchen as well as in friends’ restaurants. Both she and her husband, Scott, are avid cooks and “wine heads,” and love to entertain friends, family and neighbors as frequently as possible.

Amy and Scott live with their boys, Alex and Nick, in Bay View, where they are all very active in the community. Amy finds great pleasure in sharing her knowledge and passions for food and writing in her contributions to