By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Feb 03, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Yaffa, 106 W. Wells St., will close on Feb. 16 and reopen Feb. 27 as Byron's Beer Garden and Bistro.

Crews have been working in the space the past several nights. The new concept will have the same ownership but will feature ribs, chicken wings, burgers, a Friday fish fry and nightly beer and food specials.

Yaffa opened at its Riverwalk space in December 2005.

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.