By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Apr 27, 2006 at 10:04 PM

Zim's, a contemporary sports bar, will open on July 13 inside the former Michael H. Lord Gallery space at 770 N. Milwaukee St.

Zim's hopes to become "the place to watch the game" while featuring "entertainment all the time," says owner Mike Zimmer, a downtown resident and Wauwatosa native.

Zimmer is creating a space inside the two-story 4,000 sq. foot former art gallery that will be "clean and modern" and “not a 'jersey on the wall' type of place."

Zim's will feature food, 10-15 televisions and an innovative design by Quorum Architects, the firm who did Barclay Gallery and Café and Metro Eye in the Historic Third Ward.

Watch OMC for a full feature story on Zim's next week.

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.