Building Info

City Lights (Westside Works, Milwaukee Gas Light Co.)
  • Address:
    2122 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.
  • Taxkeys:
    4000972000, 3980906111, 4009995118, 4000971000
  • Architect:
    Alexander Eschweiler
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $5,171,000 (2015)
  • Year Built:

Complex of buildings in the Menomonee River Valley owned by Frank Giuffre. The proposed City Lights Brewing Co. would locate in two buildings in the complex. As of August 2015, tenants include Zimmerman Architectural Studios and the 4 Seasons Skate Park.

The buildings were designed by Alexander Eschweiler. The complex is highly visible from Interstate 94.

The complex was built for the Milwaukee Gas Light Co.

The complex is made up of four parcels and four buildings. The largest building is 41,000 square-feet. The other buildings have sizes of 5,452 sq-ft, 6,250 sq-ft and 17,695 sq-ft (4 Seasons Skate Park building). In addition, two newer warehouses buildings exist on the eastern portion of the land, one that is 5,851 sq-ft (built in 1943) and another at 1,440 sq-ft. A trucking terminal also exists on the site, built in 1969 at a size of 18,410 sq-ft.

The southern portion of the site borders the Menomonee River.



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Content referencing City Lights

Business Update
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Business Update


Business Update
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Business Update


Plats and Parcels: Convention Center Expansion Inches Forward
Plats and Parcels

Convention Center Expansion Inches Forward

Wisconsin Center District hiring Morgan Stanley as banker.

Plats and Parcels: Schlitz Park Sold
Plats and Parcels

Schlitz Park Sold

Plus: the Giuffre brothers divide their property. And The Urbanite temporarily closes.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Betsy Fryda
NEWaukeean of the Week

Betsy Fryda

"I believe in living the high life and Milwaukee is the perfect place to do so."

Now Serving: New Amazon Restaurant Deliveries?
Now Serving

New Amazon Restaurant Deliveries?

Plus, openings by new Poke restaurant, wine cellar and brewery.

Out Look: Guerrilla Gay Bar Leader Tells All
Out Look

Guerrilla Gay Bar Leader Tells All

Why the group started a decade ago, why it disbanded -- and why it’s needed again.

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to hold 4-day grand opening  cele-brew-tion with “all things Milwaukee”
Press Release

Urban Harvest Brewing Co. to hold 4-day grand opening cele-brew-tion with “all things Milwaukee”

Now that the establishment is fully up and running, Urban Harvest Brewing Company is ready to host a grand opening celebration.


Third Space Brewing project receives $475,000 in loans from MEDC


New craft brewery to open in Menomonee Valley in 2016

City Lights Brewing plans a March launch in Menomonee Valley

City Lights Brewing plans a March launch in Menomonee Valley

Now Serving: Rare Steakhouse Coming Soon
Now Serving

Rare Steakhouse Coming Soon

Milwaukee also adds City Lights Brewery and Ian's Pizza is on the move.


Brewery, beer garden planned in Menomonee Valle

The company expects to brew around 15,000 barrels in its first year, with around 15 employees
HMI Doors Open 2011 Recommendations

HMI Doors Open 2011 Recommendations

Imagine this for a moment -- you’re a kid in a candy store, and as things go, this candy store is opening for the first time ever and only for one weekend. Oh gosh. You’ve dreamed of this cornucopia of confections so many times before, you know every name and shiny wrapper in the store... but your eyes are bigger than your stomach. How can you pick just a choice few, knowing your slight allowance won’t let you have all that you want? It’s the best and worst kind of agony.

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

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