Fonz Wins, Brenner Leaving Town
My sources, namely Twitter, tell me that Mike Brenner and his Hotcakes Gallery will soon be a part of Milwaukee history. The eccentric gallery owner promised to close his gallery and leave Milwaukee if the Fonz statue was fully funded. Well I haven’t heard for sure that that has happened yet other than from Brenner, but it’s more or less inevitable at this point. Brenner has announced that July 3rd will be the last day to purchase artwork at Hotcakes Gallery.
Personally, I think Brenner is acting pretty unreasonable about the entire thing. I guess if you need a scapegoat to close your business, opposing a bronze statue of a Milwaukee legend is a good route to go.