By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.