Building Info

Boston Store Building. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.
  • Address:
    640 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. / 331 W. Wisconsin Ave.
  • Taxkeys:
    3970423000, 3970421000, 3970422000
  • Status:
  • Assessed Value (Land):
    $4,435,900
  • Assessed Value (Improvements):
    $21,843,500
  • Assessed Value (Total):
    $26,279,400
  • Assesment Year:
    2020
  • Year Built:

Former headquarters of Bon-Ton and the location of the flagship Boston Store department store.

Acquired by North Wells Capital in 2017. Bon-Ton and Boston Store closed in 2018. North Wells rebranded the complex HUB640.

A portion of the building was redeveloped into 74 apartments (Boston Lofts) by a partnership of the Mandel Group and Wispark in 2002.

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IDDateTypeDescription
HVAC-GEN-19-024762019/08/06Permit
HVAC General Permit
COM-ALT-19-005762019/07/24Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit
ASBP-19-000282019/03/07Permit
Asbestos Project
BCV-19-000112019/03/07Permit
Building Code Variance
ELEC-FA-19-000582019/03/02Permit
Fire Alarm Permit
PBFS-19-000092019/01/03Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
PBFS-19-000042019/01/03Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
ELEV-18-001612018/12/12Permit
Elevator Permit
PBFS-18-013732018/12/01Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
PBFS-18-013012018/11/09Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
ELEC_LV-18-001882018/09/15Permit
Low Voltage Permit
PWOP-18-012382018/08/24Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
ELEC-18-045382018/07/11Permit
Electrical Permit.
COM-ALT-18-003532018/05/02Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit.
ASBP-18-000142018/03/22Permit
Asbestos Project.
HVAC-GEN-18-002452018/01/20Permit
HVAC General Permit.
PLB-18-001632018/01/15Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
COM-ALT-17-010722017/12/22Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit.
ASBP-17-000682017/05/25Permit
Asbestos Project.
PWOP-16-014472016/11/04Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
PWOP-16-014492016/11/04Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit.
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Content referencing HUB640

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Opens

Plus: Former Boston Store Building lands office tenant, MAC deal could lose hotel.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Whatever Became of Boston Store Subsidy?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Whatever Became of Boston Store Subsidy?

City gave company $1.9 million for renovations before it went bankrupt. Where did it go?

The Last of Bon-Ton

The Last of Bon-Ton

Milwaukee-based company expected to close remaining stores this week.

Plats and Parcels: The Bad News About Bon-Ton
Plats and Parcels

The Bad News About Bon-Ton

And the good news about the harbor, and The North End.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: When Boston Store Was Big
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

When Boston Store Was Big

It's the end of an era for a downtown department store whose history dates to 1897.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Boston Store to be Cut in Half
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Boston Store to be Cut in Half

Its corporate owner Bon-Ton will downsize store, but could be good news for city.

City Panel Okays Big Westown Upgrades

City Panel Okays Big Westown Upgrades

Re-doing Grand Theatre for MSO, new Bon Ton contract, major street upgrades.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Boston Store, Mid-1920s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Boston Store, Mid-1920s

The newest and last surviving downtown department stores was at its peak then.

What the CEO of Boston Store’s parent said about the future of its HQ in downtown Milwaukee

Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on September 6, 2020

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