By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jan 01, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Two years ago, Sullivan's replaced Swig at 1227 N. Water St.  Swig moved to the Third Ward and owners Joe and Angie Sorge transformed the space into a sports bar and lounge.

Today, to kick off the new year, the couple (which also owns Water Buffalo and AJ Bombers) transforms Sullivan's into a smoke-free establishment.  

Sorge said, via e-mail, "As of Jan. 1 Sullivan’s will be going smoke free.  The decision is mostly based on the satisfaction of our guests at our other locations being pleased to spend their evenings with us and not go home smelling like an ashtray.

"We’re very pleased with the city wide non smoking plan in July, but wanted to get a head start, sorta of a 'kick the habit with us' New Year's resolution," added Sorge.

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.