Last summer, OnMilwaukee broke the news that the building located at 1832 E. North Ave. that housed Vitucci's tavern for 85 years had been sold to Bryan O'Boyle, Adam Jansen, Faisal Ahmed-Yahia, and Gus Unholz.
The four investors revealed more details recently, including the name of the bar and restaurant: Vier North. The "V" will be a symbol for the venture which is a nod to the German word "four" (there are four owners and German culture historically shaped the neighborhood) as well as the iconic Vitucci name.
The plan is to open in late summer or early fall.
The building has been completely gutted and will look and feel very different from the vintage Vitucci's. The stage and dance floor area will move to the south side of the building and Vier will have one large bar rather than two smaller bars. Brand new restrooms will be built at the north end of the building.
There will also be a full-sized deck facing Cramer Street and a full kitchen featuring "glorified pub food" such as appetizers, wings, burgers, salads and more.
"With our short summers, people love to be outside, so we hope to open when there's still plenty of patio weather," says Uholz, who has 25 years of bartending experience and will create an extensive drink menu.
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a First Look of Vier North later this year.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
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