Newcomer Jeff Duport, manager of Mikey’s restaurant (811 N. Jefferson) has a simple wish: wire the city.
How long have you lived in Milwaukee and why did you choose to live here?
I relocated to Milwaukee from Scottsdale, AZ in June of 2010. My girlfriend is from Racine and when we found out we were pregnant we decided to move to WI to be closer to her family.
What about Milwaukee makes it a place you want to work and play?
Milwaukee has a specific feel and soul to it that cities on the West Coast just don’t have. There is history on every corner and in every building that grabs you and pulls you in.
What is your favorite Milwaukee event?
Summerfest is awesome but I’m a craft beer lover so I’m a huge fan of the beer festivals especially the Firkin Festival.
Not so much change but update: become a true 21st century city. Completely wireless, on the cutting edge. It would be awesome to see a subway/ L-train type of transportation system that connected Milwaukee and cities like Racine, Oak Creek, New Berlin, Madison & Chicago.
What do you do?
The simple and boring answer is I run a restaurant. But it’s so much more than that. We cultivate relationships and bring people together. We give them a unique experience that sets us apart from everybody else. There are so many places to go out in Milwaukee that it’s personal relationships that keep people coming back. I take pride in building a staff of leaders that hopefully within the next year will take my job and start a very successful career in their selected fields.
Sep 2nd, 2014 by Newaukee
"In other cities I feel far safer walking and biking, vis-a-vis cars, especially with my young son."
Aug 11th, 2014 by Newaukee
I’m Milwaukee’s bike share program!
Aug 4th, 2014 by Newaukee
"Milwaukee turned out to be the perfect fit for me – the right size, right energy level and, most importantly, ready access to fried cheese."
Jul 7th, 2014 by Newaukee
"I recently visited San Francisco and Oakland and would love to see Milwaukee integrate technology into its infrastructure."
Jun 30th, 2014 by Newaukee
"I like going to brunch in the Third Ward. You can practically taste the creativity in the air."
Jun 23rd, 2014 by Newaukee
"We cannot continue to dismiss MPS as a problem for 'those people’s' kids."