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According to license applications filed with the city, a new hookah bar, restaurant, and dance hall called Tropic is expected to open in the old Fire On Water space, 518. N. Water. A proposed opening date is listed as September 15, 2021.

The sole owner of Tropic is listed as Hyacinth Nembhardt. Nembhardt is also the owner of Concoctions, a cocktail-truck-turned-full-service-cocktail-bar located in the Uppa Yard restaurant at 4943 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Fire On Water closed in June 2020 after nearly 11 years in business. Ever-busy Milwaukee developer Joshua Jeffers bought the building that housed Fire On Water for $1.4 million in 2018.

On its alcohol license application, Tropic estimates that 50% of its sales will come from alcohol. Food and hookah sales account for 20% each. Entertainment makes up the remaining 10%.

A sample menu includes items like jerk chicken paninis, curry shrimp pita pockets, brown stew meatballs, Jamaican beef patties, Jamaican ice cream soda floats, and rum cake pop.

A floor plan indicates a hookah bar and pool table on the mezzanine level, and an alcohol bar and stage area on the main floor.

Listed hours for Tropic are 4-11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 4 p.m.-midnight on Thursday; 4 p.m.-2 a.m. on Friday; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. on Saturday; and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sunday.

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