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Urban Bay View opened in 2016. (PHOTO: Royal Brevvaxling)

Urban Bay View morphs into The Mothership

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Urban Bay View, 2301 S. Logan Ave., will close by the end of the month – possibly sooner – according to owner Paul Jonas and as first reported by Milwaukee Record.

The bar will be open at least through St. Patrick's Day and then quickly change hands and names. By April 1, Ricky Ramirez – a former bartender at Tonic Tavern, also owned by Jonas – hopes to start serving drinks under the name, The Mothership. Ramirez is a seasoned service industry professional who worked at Transfer, Strange Town and The Vanguard.

Jonas says the corner lounge named after his father went over budget from the beginning and he never quite made up for it in revenue.

"I have mixed emotions about this," says Jonas. "I would have liked for this to work, but I know Ricky is going to do a great job. He's creative, has expertise and always had a lot of aspirations."

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a first look at The Mothership next month.

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