By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 27, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Downtown residents who miss New World Wine Co. have reason to smile as Vintage, a wine shop, will replace the closed New World Wine location at 632 E. Ogden Ave.

Owner John Edwards runs another location by the same name in Germantown inside the Village Plaza shopping center. According to a gmtoday story on him, he has been in the wine and spirits industry for much of his life.

A sign on the still vacant space explains the Vintage mission of wine selling and tasting but does not list an opening date.

Building owners at the second New World Wine space on Water St. in the Historic Third Ward continue to search for a replacement tenant and, according to one industry source, have talked to "several possibilities."

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.