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New Cocktail Bar Planned for Bay View

New Cocktail Bar Planned for Bay View

But with a retro feel. Old Skoolz will have 1980's and 1990's music and atmosphere.

Organic Smoothie Bar and Coffee Shop Opening in Bay View

Organic Smoothie Bar and Coffee Shop Opening in Bay View

Karma Café & Smoothie Bar will specialize in acai bowls.

New Plant Shop Opens in Bronzeville Area

New Plant Shop Opens in Bronzeville Area

Minority-owned Maranta Plant Shop getting customers from Chicago, Madison, Green Bay.

New Wine Shop Coming to Third Ward

New Wine Shop Coming to Third Ward

A veteran of the hospitality industry is opening 2A Wine Merchants on E. Erie Street.

Dining: Louie’s Char Dog and Butter Burgers Opens on Farwell
Dining

Louie’s Char Dog and Butter Burgers Opens on Farwell

Louie's brings Chicago-style dogs and butter burgers to the North Avenue commercial district.

A Mechanic’s Solution For Auto Parts Theft

A Mechanic’s Solution For Auto Parts Theft

City sees wave of stolen catalytic converters. Mechanic fortifies them with rebar to deter thefts.

Dining: New Barbeque Place Opening
Dining

New Barbeque Place Opening

Bro's Backyard BBQ opening on North Side in former seafood restaurant.

Taverns: New Bar and Grill Opening Near Airport
Taverns

New Bar and Grill Opening Near Airport

In Plane View will offer views of the airport, rotating beers and bar-food staples.

Dining: Yardies Will Serve Jamaican Fare
Dining

Yardies Will Serve Jamaican Fare

New north side bar and restaurant has inventive menu planned.

Taverns: Magoo’s On The Mound Opening
Taverns

Magoo’s On The Mound Opening

Replacing the venerable Steve's on Bluemound, the new bar will bring the inside out and the outside in.

Dining: Riverwest Embraces Thai and Lao Takeout
Dining

Riverwest Embraces Thai and Lao Takeout

Sticky Rice opened on E. Locust Ave. in August. Thai and Laotian cuisine with vegan and vegetarian options.

Taverns: Presenting Pat’s Paradise Lounge
Taverns

Presenting Pat’s Paradise Lounge

New event hall and cocktail lounge on Center Street to feature comedy acts, poetry readings and dancing.

Dining: New Burger Joint in Merrill Park
Dining

New Burger Joint in Merrill Park

Owners of MooSa's on Lincoln Memorial Dr. opening second location on 27th and St. Paul.

Dining: Soul Food Restaurant for Mitchell Street
Dining

Soul Food Restaurant for Mitchell Street

Milwaukee Unified Soul will serve shrimp, salmon nuggets, chicken sandwiches and more

Dining: New Pizza and Wings Restaurant Coming to Far Northwest Side
Dining

New Pizza and Wings Restaurant Coming to Far Northwest Side

76 Pizza and Wings will replace Mister Bar-B-Que.

Taverns: New Sports Bar and Grill for North Side
Taverns

New Sports Bar and Grill for North Side

4th Quarter Sports Bar & Grill moving to Arlington Heights neighborhood.

Dining: Puerto Rican Restaurant For South Side
Dining

Puerto Rican Restaurant For South Side

Lareños Restaurant, 1601 W. Lincoln Ave., offers "authentic," plantain-centric cuisine.

Dining: New Barbecue Place for King Drive
Dining

New Barbecue Place for King Drive

Ashley's Bar-B-Que plans to open MLK Que, serving barbeque, pasta, salad and burgers.

Taverns: New South Side Sports Bar Opening
Taverns

New South Side Sports Bar Opening

La Perla Tapatia Sports Bar will offer drinks, food and a stage for musicians and disc jockeys

Dining: Marijuana-Themed Restaurant For East Side
Dining

Marijuana-Themed Restaurant For East Side

Denver-based sandwich chain plans to open four more places in Milwaukee.

Taverns: New Bar to Replace Rogues Gallery
Taverns

New Bar to Replace Rogues Gallery

Change of owners and names for downtown tavern, but it's still about dancing.

Dining: Bay View Getting Specialty Burger Restaurant
Dining

Bay View Getting Specialty Burger Restaurant

Gordo Burger is opening on S. Howell Avenue.

Riverwest Funeral Walk for City Musicians

Riverwest Funeral Walk for City Musicians

Community uses music to mourn loss of Paul Setser, Sarah Kozar and Dave Bolyard.

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

‘MAGA’ Rally in Wauwatosa Gathers Hundreds

One day after Mayfair Mall shooting Trump supporters gather, including many with guns.

Suspected Mayfair Mall Shooter Arrested

Suspected Mayfair Mall Shooter Arrested

Wauwatosa police arrest 15-year-old Hispanic male and obtain suspected weapon.

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Trump Rally Becomes Confrontation

Crowd resists Health Department rules, Serb Hall hit with city citations, its manager in fracas with crowd.

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Designed to look like a news site, it published insinuations of voter fraud that were spread on social media.

Visual Art: Walker’s Point Mural Honors Victims of Police Shootings
Visual Art

Walker’s Point Mural Honors Victims of Police Shootings

Artist Gloria Ruiz-Santos painted mural on the side of tavern at 2nd and Mitchell.

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Hundreds gather at Zeidler Union Square. Organizers hail strong Black and Latinx voter turnout.

Ghostbusters Lawn Display Lights up Bay View House

Ghostbusters Lawn Display Lights up Bay View House

Owners raising money for non-profit that works with homeless youth.

Bucks Player Canvases for Early Voting

Bucks Player Canvases for Early Voting

Point guard George Hill joins Common Ground volunteers going door to door.

Visual Art: New Murals Urge Milwaukeeans to Vote
Visual Art

New Murals Urge Milwaukeeans to Vote

One in Walker's Point, one in Riverwest, both with a civil rights theme.

Ad Campaign Seeks More City Teachers

Ad Campaign Seeks More City Teachers

Non-profit City Forward Collective cites teacher shortage in Milwaukee, seeks candidates of color.

WEDC Invests $144,400 in Bronzeville Business Incubator

WEDC Invests $144,400 in Bronzeville Business Incubator

The co-working and office space is being developed by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

UpStart Kitchen Opens in Sherman Park

UpStart Kitchen Opens in Sherman Park

Shared commercial kitchen will serve as an incubator for dining and food-oriented startups.

Protest Day 108: BLM March Goes to East Side, Shorewood
Protest Day 108

BLM March Goes to East Side, Shorewood

Six-mile, north-south Black Lives Matter march begins and ends at North Point Water Tower.

Cyclists Seeks to Normalize Black Ridership

Cyclists Seeks to Normalize Black Ridership

Diverse group of bikers ride from Gordon Park (which they renamed) to the lakefront.

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

But tensions nearly boiled over when counter-protesters disrupted the demonstration.

March Against Mass Incarceration During COVID-19

March Against Mass Incarceration During COVID-19

Protesters derided the conditions in jails and prisons, especially during the pandemic.

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

With DNC as Backdrop, A Discussion of Black Liberation

Young students and artists talk about racism, police and education.

Suburban Protesters March From Tosa to DNC

Suburban Protesters March From Tosa to DNC

Break the Silence in the Burbs has been protesting police brutality and killings since June.

Pop-Up Poetry Protest Performs Downtown

Pop-Up Poetry Protest Performs Downtown

Timed for Democratic convention, local poets declaimed the “State of the Union in Stanzas.”

Faculty, Students Protest at MU President’s House

Faculty, Students Protest at MU President’s House

They demand Mike Lovell reconsider reopening the university.

Private School Skirts Health Order, Moves Classes to ‘Tosa

Private School Skirts Health Order, Moves Classes to ‘Tosa

Wisconsin Lutheran High School is sidestepping the City's health order, holding summer classes in Tosa.