By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 11, 2019 at 12:03 PM

The Palm Tavern, 2987 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in Bay View, has been sold, according to a comment owner Bruno Johnson posted on his own Instagram post.

Following a tweet and a post on Instagram a couple days ago that said, "will be closing for some retooling and a touch of management change on Monday the 18th," a commenter asked, "did it sell." Johnson replied, "Yup. Sold."

Johnson opened the bar in 2003. It has been listed for sale in recent months. While that listing has been removed from Shorewest's web site, it remains on Century 21's.

The Palm Tavern has often been lauded locally and nationally for its great beer selection.

Johnson has not responded to a request for comment.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.