By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 30, 2017 at 4:05 PM

It's nearly patio season in Milwaukee. But the riverfront is one patio shy, at least for the time being.

Wine Maniacs on the River, the wine bar and restaurant at 106 Seeboth St., has closed. The venue, which was the second location for the popular Oconomowoc-based brand, opened in summer of 2013.

According to a representative at the wine bar's Oconomowoc location, the venue closed March 1, though it has only recently vacated the space, having remained open to honor its existing contracts for private events.

There are rumors that another venue already has eyes on the space. So, we'll update you with details as soon as they are available.

Wine Maniacs in Oconomowoc will remain open.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.