Although plans have not yet been finalized, Wauwatosa could be the site for a second location of Shorewood’s Draft & Vessel, the cozy craft beer bar at 4417 N. Oakland Ave.
Owner Nathaniel Davauer will meet with the Wauwatosa Plan Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to present plans for the property at 7479 Harwood Ave., which he purchased two years ago.
If all goes well, he’d like to take steps to convert the two-story, three-bedroom, two-bath home into a commercial property. He says the new location would be built to capture the rustic, one-of-a-kind interior of the Shorewood location, which was designed and built with reclaimed materials from the family farm.
Davauer says there are numerous pieces which have to come together for the project to come to fruition, including a request to rezone the residential property as well as his ability to obtain a liquor license, a commodity in short supply in Wauwatosa.
"There are still a lot of things that remain uncertain," he says. "We’ve been kicking the tires on this idea for a while, and I’ve consulted with an architect on the project. But we still need to determine if our plans are feasible."
Currently, a timeline has not been set for the project. Watch OnMilwaukee for details as they develop.
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