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Beth Weirick

Executive Director of Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21 since its creation in 1998. She was the executive director of Westown Association prior to that role.

Formerly known as Beth Nicols.

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Downtown employees to bask in week of summertime freebies and perks
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Downtown employees to bask in week of summertime freebies and perks

Milwaukee Downtown to host Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, July 31 – Aug. 4

Photo Gallery: 10 Wisconsin Avenue Mini-Murals
Photo Gallery

10 Wisconsin Avenue Mini-Murals

Artist Mauricio Ramirez's murals on 10 Wisconsin Ave. utility boxes are complete. Take a look.

Wisconsin Avenue utility box mural project concludes with ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11
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Wisconsin Avenue utility box mural project concludes with ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11

All 10 utility box murals were composed and created by Mauricio Ramirez

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sculpture Milwaukee Opens to Public
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sculpture Milwaukee Opens to Public

City now has a world-class sculpture exhibition on its main street.

Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off May 31 with mayoral proclamation, live entertainment and free lunch
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Sculpture Milwaukee kicks off May 31 with mayoral proclamation, live entertainment and free lunch

Chase Tower at Water and Wisconsin to host ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Urban sculpture installation to debut along Wisconsin Avenue in June
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Urban sculpture installation to debut along Wisconsin Avenue in June

Featuring 22 sculptures by 21 artists, the pieces will be positioned along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O’Donnell Park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart
Eyes on Milwaukee

Why Strip Club Deal Fell Apart

Deal would have ended suits against city if council okayed new club.

Sample downtown Milwaukee’s flavor during Taste & Toast March 6 – 10
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Sample downtown Milwaukee’s flavor during Taste & Toast March 6 – 10

Five nights of discounted bottles and bites at 24 downtown Milwaukee restaurants

Wisconsin Ave. Will Get 10 Murals

Wisconsin Ave. Will Get 10 Murals

But small ones. On utility boxes. Made by artists. Paid by Downtown BID.

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 announces design competition for Wisconsin Avenue utility boxes
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Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 announces design competition for Wisconsin Avenue utility boxes

The utility box mural installations will serve as the pilot initiative for Arts on Wisconsin Avenue.

Bublr Bikes Moving HQ, Maintenance Operation Into Shops of Grand Avenue
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Bublr Bikes Moving HQ, Maintenance Operation Into Shops of Grand Avenue

Move Kicks Off Grand Avenue Revitalization, Places Bublr at Center of Regional Network

City Outlaws Panhandling on Medians, Ramps

City Outlaws Panhandling on Medians, Ramps

Violators could be fined or imprisoned.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Begins Monday July 25
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Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Begins Monday July 25

The opening ceremony well be held at Red Arrow Park from 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Plenty of Horne: Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?
Plenty of Horne

Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel opens in Third Ward, to cheers of city and civic officials.

Behind the Headlines: The Status of the Streetcar
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Behind the Headlines: The Status of the Streetcar

As part of its continuing effort to encourage in-depth analysis of the most important issues of the day, the Milwaukee Press Club is pleased to present its next Behind the Headlines topic.

The Table is Set for Milwaukee’s 2016 Downtown Dining Week

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $100

The Table is Set for Milwaukee’s 2016 Downtown Dining Week
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The Table is Set for Milwaukee’s 2016 Downtown Dining Week

Three-course meal deals at 44 downtown eateries June 2-9

Raise a glass to the return of Milwaukee Downtown’s Taste & Toast Feb. 29 – March 4

Contribution to Michael Murphy of $100

Raise a glass to the return of Milwaukee Downtown’s Taste & Toast Feb. 29 – March 4

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $500

Raise a glass to the return of Milwaukee Downtown’s Taste & Toast Feb. 29 – March 4
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Raise a glass to the return of Milwaukee Downtown’s Taste & Toast Feb. 29 – March 4

Five nights of bottles and bites at downtown Milwaukee restaurants

Eyes on Milwaukee: BID Sells Streetcar-Related Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

BID Sells Streetcar-Related Development

Downtown BID guide shows business support, sells vacant land along streetcar route.

13 Ways to Revive Grand Avenue

13 Ways to Revive Grand Avenue

Experts offer ideas to transform downtown’s long-struggling mall

Plenty of Horne: New Era for Riverside Theater
Plenty of Horne

New Era for Riverside Theater

Cool new retro marquee unveiled. And an ongoing project will upgrade the entire theater.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Design Competition Culminates with the Selection of the Graef Team
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Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Design Competition Culminates with the Selection of the Graef Team

Water, Year-Round Activity Featured Among Ideas

City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club
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City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club

Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks
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Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks

Milwaukee Downtown to host Downtown Employee Appreciation Week July 27 – July 31

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4
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Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4

The service will run Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 4 through Sept. 5.

Plenty of Horne: We Want a New Arena!

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $100

Plenty of Horne: We Want a New Arena!
Plenty of Horne

We Want a New Arena!

Bradley Center rally organized by MMAC featured five speakers touting the benefits of building a taxpayer-subsidized NBA arena.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 endorses Mayor’s streetcar plan
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Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 endorses Mayor’s streetcar plan

“The Milwaukee Streetcar is a game changer for downtown.”

Does Milwaukee Need a Fashion Incubator?

Does Milwaukee Need a Fashion Incubator?

Downtown activist Beth Weirick is leading the charge to create one in or near the Third Ward.

Plenty of Horne: Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?
Plenty of Horne

Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?

The city? A private company? The downtown BID? Maybe Ald. Bauman? No one really knows.

Murphy’s Law: Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft
Murphy’s Law

Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft

City may lift cap on cabs and embrace upstart ride sharing services. There will be rides for everyone!

Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5
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Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5

Downtown Milwaukee’s trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, will roll out Thursday, June 5.

Downtown restaurants prep for Downtown Dining Week 2014
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Downtown restaurants prep for Downtown Dining Week 2014

Three-course meal deals to be served June 5 – 12 at 40 eateries

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Share Launching in 2014
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Share Launching in 2014

Phase I of bike share program will have at least 28 stations and 250 bikes, thanks to a federal grant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Strip Club Coming to Downtown?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Strip Club Coming to Downtown?

City committee rules against exotic nightclub on Old World Third, then seems to open door to a location across from Bradley Center.

House Confidential: Beth Weirick’s Gay Nineties Home
House Confidential

Beth Weirick’s Gay Nineties Home

The city's best-known Downtown promoter lives in a charming, 123-year-old home.

VISIT Milwaukee to Present Lamplighter Award to Milwaukee Downtown BID #21
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VISIT Milwaukee to Present Lamplighter Award to Milwaukee Downtown BID #21

Annual Meeting on March 5th also features Bill Davidson with preview of the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary

Debra Usinger to receive Fred Goldsmith Kiwanian of the Year Award posthumously
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Debra Usinger to receive Fred Goldsmith Kiwanian of the Year Award posthumously

Debra Usinger, great-granddaughter of the founder of Usinger's Famous Sausage, will be named Fred Goldsmith Kiwanian of the Year posthumously at an awards ceremony at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week kicks off Monday
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Downtown Employee Appreciation Week kicks off Monday

Monday marks the start of the 7th Annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, July 30 – August 3.

Milwaukee Downtown names Steven Looft new Economic Development Director
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Milwaukee Downtown names Steven Looft new Economic Development Director

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has hired Steven Looft as its first Economic Development Director.

Grand Theatre ticket booth transformed to meet needs of visitors and newcomers
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Grand Theatre ticket booth transformed to meet needs of visitors and newcomers

Downtown Milwaukee is finding creative ways to revitalize Wisconsin Ave.

Commission Approves Expansion of BID 21

Commission Approves Expansion of BID 21

In stark contrast to the previous City Plan Commission meeting, this meeting featured no heated debates but it did see the approval of two resolutions aimed at improving downtown Milwaukee. Resolution 080617 proposed the expansion of Business Improvement District (“BID”) 21.  This expansion has been in the works for the past four years and went […]

The Roundup: City Image Logo to be Unveiled Soon
The Roundup

City Image Logo to be Unveiled Soon

The nonprofit Spirit of Milwaukee is undertaking an image rebranding for the community.

The Roundup: In-House Election Commission Good Idea?
The Roundup

In-House Election Commission Good Idea?

It is more of an internal workgroup,” Pat Curley said.