Building Info

Look closely at the ground floor. Is that an inviting environment?
  • Address:
    1111 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave.
  • Taxkey:
    3922971000
  • Architect:
    Populous / Eppstein Uhen
  • Status:
  • Assessed Value (Land):
    $
  • Assessed Value (Improvements):
    $
  • Assessed Value (Total):
    $
  • Assesment Year:
  • Year Built:

New arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Will also include the New Bucks Arena Live Block and New Bucks Arena Parking Structure. A new Milwaukee Bucks Training Facility is also being built northwest across N. 6th St.

The arena contains 714,000 square feet of gross space.

Owned by the Wisconsin Center District and operated by the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Its plan for Vel R. Phillips Plaza is to create new gathering spot for Westown.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts Promotes Jeff Stewart to General Manager of Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Klement’s Sausage Outlet Closing

Klement’s Sausage Outlet Closing

Last chance to stock up: Bay View store will remain open through April 27 with limited hours.

Milwaukee Could Benefit From DNC in Chicago

Milwaukee Could Benefit From DNC in Chicago

Visit Milwaukee hopes for side tourism to this city by Democratic convention goers.

Bucks Tightening Deer District Security Ahead of Playoffs

Bucks Tightening Deer District Security Ahead of Playoffs

Community ambassadors, increased police presence and 'leave it at home' initiative aim to protect fans for Bucks postseason.

NBA Approves Haslam’s Acquisition of Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Approves Haslam’s Acquisition of Milwaukee Bucks

Cleveland Browns' owner buying Marc Lasry's interest in team.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Recommends $16 Million For New Downtown Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Recommends $16 Million For New Downtown Park

To be called Vel R. Phillips Plaza. Plus $6 million for other projects.

Milwaukee Bucks Unveils DAOU Lounge at Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee Bucks Unveils DAOU Lounge at Fiserv Forum

The new, luxury lounge marks the first NBA partnership for DAOU Family Estates, a California-based winery.

First Round Tickets for Bucks Playoffs Presented by BMO Go On Sale this Tuesday, April 4 at 12 p.m.
Entertainment: The Return of the Midwest Gaming Classic
Entertainment

The Return of the Midwest Gaming Classic

Plus: Blues festival, a Riverwest spring ball and Tiki Takedown

Murphy’s Law: 41% of Milwaukee Workers Have ‘Bad’ Jobs
Murphy’s Law

41% of Milwaukee Workers Have ‘Bad’ Jobs

Study: 100,000 workers in city earn less than $15 per hour, often with no health coverage.

Now Serving: The Gouda Girls Retire
Now Serving

The Gouda Girls Retire

Plus: First Chick-fil-A in a city neighborhood, two food trucks slated to launch first restaurants.

Entertainment: Stand-Up Comedy at Lakefront Brewery
Entertainment

Stand-Up Comedy at Lakefront Brewery

Plus: Wrestling, a TV show popup bar and an extra special ghost tour.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Design For Vel R. Phillips Plaza Revealed
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Design For Vel R. Phillips Plaza Revealed

Redevelopment Authority endorses $16.5 million financing plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Has $16 Million Plan For Downtown Plaza
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Has $16 Million Plan For Downtown Plaza

Vel R. Phillips Plaza would honor civil rights pioneer, anchor W. Wisconsin Ave. Will it serve streetcar?

HeartLove Place and Milwaukee Area Technical College Offering Free Culinary Arts Training Program to Teens
Press Release

HeartLove Place and Milwaukee Area Technical College Offering Free Culinary Arts Training Program to Teens

Culinary Arts Program Seeks Teenagers from North Division High School and the Lindsay Heights Neighborhood

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Announces Funding Proposal for Vel R. Phillips Plaza in Westown
Press Release

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Announces Funding Proposal for Vel R. Phillips Plaza in Westown

More than $15 million in proposed tax incremental financing dollars would convert a portion of a long-underutilized parcel into a public space named in honor of the iconic Milwaukee political activist and civil rights leader featuring both civic and transit amenities

New Milwaukee Office Building Would Be Public-Private Partnership

New Milwaukee Office Building Would Be Public-Private Partnership

State pivots from original plan to build its own facility at 27th and Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Extends Downtown Parking Meters To 9 P.M., Adds Saturdays

Milwaukee Extends Downtown Parking Meters To 9 P.M., Adds Saturdays

Change intended to make it easier to park, but will also grow city's revenue.

Amped Introduces Concert Party Series
Press Release

Amped Introduces Concert Party Series

Private Suites available before & after Bruce Springsteen Concert at Fiserv Forum on March 7

The Pabst Theater Group Raises $60,000 for Local Charities
Press Release

The Pabst Theater Group Raises $60,000 for Local Charities

The Pabst Theater Group Donates Proceeds from the Sale of Theater Chairs to MADACC and ArtWorks for Milwaukee

The Trade Names Food and Beverage Director

The Trade Names Food and Beverage Director

Alexander Schubert will oversee operations at hotel's two restaurants, among other duties.

Bucks 2nd Most Valuable NBA Team Following Lasry’s Sale

Bucks 2nd Most Valuable NBA Team Following Lasry’s Sale

Lasry selling 25% stake to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam at $3.5 billion team valuation.

Bucks Pursuing NBA All-Star Game

Bucks Pursuing NBA All-Star Game

Hoping for 2025 or 2026. Weekend-long event would bring thousands of visitors to Milwaukee.

Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing Comes to Fiserv Forum on April 1 Featuring Milwaukee’s Own Anthony Pettis
Milwaukee Bucks Launch “Bucks In Six” Lifestyle Apparel Brand
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks Launch “Bucks In Six” Lifestyle Apparel Brand

Official launch to feature collaboration with local Milwaukee brand Unfinished Legacy to take place on February 24 in the Bucks Pro Shop

Jrue Holiday, Bucks Fund Renovated Bathrooms at Sojourner Center

Jrue Holiday, Bucks Fund Renovated Bathrooms at Sojourner Center

Lauren Holiday salutes work done by shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Casamigos Bar To Debut at Fiserv Forum on Feb. 4
Press Release

Casamigos Bar To Debut at Fiserv Forum on Feb. 4

Bucks fans attending the game on Feb. 4 vs. the Heat will have the opportunity to attend a free meet and greet with former Bucks guard Brandon Jennings at the Casamigos Bar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Milwaukee Marathon Could Return, Sort Of

Milwaukee Marathon Could Return, Sort Of

New course, no full marathon race and opposition from at least one council member.

Wisconsin Center Will Keep Living The High Life

Wisconsin Center Will Keep Living The High Life

Molson Coors renews WCD sponsorship for three years. Plus: District is giving away a gala.

Milwaukee Buck to Celebrate Pride on Jan. 25 vs. Denver Nuggets
Press Release

Milwaukee Buck to Celebrate Pride on Jan. 25 vs. Denver Nuggets

Pride Celebration is presented by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network

Entertainment: Boats, Art and Monster Trucks This Weekend
Entertainment

Boats, Art and Monster Trucks This Weekend

And if that’s not enough: high-flying wrestling, a musical dance-along and diverse concert lineup also fill weekend.

Seafood Restaurant and Wine Bar Planned for Walker’s Point

Seafood Restaurant and Wine Bar Planned for Walker’s Point

1033 will offer small plates, oysters, clams, mussels, caviar and wine pairings.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks May Do Housing Development on Sydney HiH Block
Plats and Parcels

Bucks May Do Housing Development on Sydney HiH Block

Exploring workforce housing. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Entertainment: We’ve Got Your Plans For New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day
Entertainment

We’ve Got Your Plans For New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

Group meditation, a polar plunge and a Harlem Globetrotters game. You have options.

Back in the News: Will Lasry Sell His Bucks Ownership?
Back in the News

Will Lasry Sell His Bucks Ownership?

"Open" to selling and would make a huge profit, NBA insiders suggest.

Top 10 of 2022: Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns
Top 10 of 2022

Most Popular Murphy’s Law Columns

Readers liked stories about Tims -- Michels and Ramthun. And Summerfest, its well paid leader and IRS complaint were hot stuff.

Entertainment: Lots of Events Planned For Holiday Weekend
Entertainment

Lots of Events Planned For Holiday Weekend

And all are indoors, so you can stay as warm as a chestnut roasting on an open fire.

Republicans Announce Dates for 2024 Milwaukee Convention

Republicans Announce Dates for 2024 Milwaukee Convention

The Grand Old Party will take over Milwaukee in the middle of July.

The United Performing Arts Fund Announces Scott Beightol as Board Chair and  Five New Board Members
Pabst Theater Group Union Approves First Labor Contract

Pabst Theater Group Union Approves First Labor Contract

Following summer unionization vote, new contract includes improved pay rates, expanded labor-management policies

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Fiserv’s Suburb-to-City Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Fiserv’s Suburb-to-City Move

Global company will fill former Boston Store, be joined by new downtown Kohl's.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv’s Move Downtown Is About Attracting ‘Young, Diverse’ Workers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv’s Move Downtown Is About Attracting ‘Young, Diverse’ Workers

Council committee endorses complicated subsidy for Brookfield company's relocation.

Downtown Venues Announce Milwaukee Theater District

Downtown Venues Announce Milwaukee Theater District

New coalition of groups and venues aims to spotlight city as arts and culture destination.

Back in the News: Bucks Owners Continue to Cash In
Back in the News

Bucks Owners Continue to Cash In

Team's value now $2.3 billion, a 5-fold increase in value in 8 years, with big help from taxpayers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval

Complicated deal includes $7 million for financial company, $4.6 million for neighborhood improvements.

Entertainment: Holiday Folk Fair Headlines Packed Weekend
Entertainment

Holiday Folk Fair Headlines Packed Weekend

Christmas at the Pabst Mansion is back. And the city's Christmas tree is in a new spot.

Fiserv Forum Introduces ‘Just Walk Out’ Store

Fiserv Forum Introduces ‘Just Walk Out’ Store

New technology aims to end lines, speed up concession purchases at ball games.

Bucks’ new City Edition “Gathering Place” uniform a knowing nod to Bronzeville
Press Release

Bucks’ new City Edition “Gathering Place” uniform a knowing nod to Bronzeville

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs November 15, 2022

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues

Live Nation cleared to enter Milwaukee market, partner with Milwaukee Bucks.

2022 City Christmas Tree hails from the 10th District
Press Release

2022 City Christmas Tree hails from the 10th District

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 1, 2022

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Brookfield-based financial technology company with 44,000 employees moving HQ to former Boston Store building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Halls Okayed Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Halls Okayed Again

Zoning committee endorses project. Not our call to decide who is or isn't a monopoly, note Bauman, DCD.

Third Space Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Deconstructed Dessert Series Returns Saturday October 29 with a New Dessert and a Halloween Pumpkin Smash
Press Release

Third Space Brewing’s Barrel-Aged Deconstructed Dessert Series Returns Saturday October 29 with a New Dessert and a Halloween Pumpkin Smash

Local brewery will give away 2 tickets to Sunday’s Smashing Pumpkins Concert and allow purchasers of a 4-pack of the Deconstructed Dessert Beer a pumpkin to smash

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site

But only conditionally. Proposal hinges on approval of new concert venue.

Entertainment: Curd Fest Comes to Deer District
Entertainment

Curd Fest Comes to Deer District

Plus: Hard Cider & Doughnut Fest, a flee market at Zocalo, a Paranormal conference and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues

All jobs at proposed Live Nation-affiliated venues will be performed by union members.

Anti-Labor Laws Have Hurt Workers, But Provided Little Help To Governments

Anti-Labor Laws Have Hurt Workers, But Provided Little Help To Governments

Analysis finds efforts to drive costs down on things like road construction haven't succeeded

Friday Photos: Steel Rises on Wisconsin Center Expansion
Friday Photos

Steel Rises on Wisconsin Center Expansion

$456 million development is largest project underway in Milwaukee

The Harlem Globetrotters Bring World Tour to Fiserv Forum on Dec. 31
Press Release

The Harlem Globetrotters Bring World Tour to Fiserv Forum on Dec. 31

Tickets On Sale Monday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. CT

Murphy’s Law: Will Deer District Concert Halls Hurt City?
Murphy’s Law

Will Deer District Concert Halls Hurt City?

Will proposed venues bring more concerts to town or crush its current concert promoters?

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Bucks's arena among 14 early voting sites in city of Milwaukee for November election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections

Other concert venues fight Live Nation's entrance into Milwaukee market.

The Trade Hotel Plans Rooftop Restaurant

The Trade Hotel Plans Rooftop Restaurant

Il Cervo, upscale Italian restaurant and bar on 9th floor, will overlook NBA arena and downtown skyline.

Entertainment: Autumn Is On in Milwaukee
Entertainment

Autumn Is On in Milwaukee

With Harvest Fair, Czechtoberfest, Doors Open, Comic Con, a Bruce Springsteen tribute and more.

5 Can’t-Miss ‘Doors Open’ Destinations

5 Can’t-Miss ‘Doors Open’ Destinations

12th annual Doors Open Milwaukee features 115 buildings this weekend, but we wouldn't skip these five.

Here’s Milwaukee’s First Robot Waiter

Here’s Milwaukee’s First Robot Waiter

Servi the cyborg assistant delivers drinks, clears tables at State Street Pizza Pub.

Entertainment: China Lights and So Much More
Entertainment

China Lights and So Much More

Big week of fun also includes Jurassic Quest, Milwaukee Wine Fest, Bay View Bash and Yum Yum Cult.

Fat Tuesday Opens in Deer District

Fat Tuesday Opens in Deer District

Atlanta-based daiquiri chain is churning out drinks at first midwest location.

Union Organizers Share Stories, Strategies

Union Organizers Share Stories, Strategies

Younger workers key to success, say representatives from Pabst Theater, other union efforts.

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Golf Outing Teed Up By Gallagher Insurance To Take Place Monday at The Bog
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Golf Outing Teed Up By Gallagher Insurance To Take Place Monday at The Bog

Public invited to take part in online auction where they can bid on unique and exciting Bucks packages

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Lifts the Curtain on Its New Artist in Residence Program
Press Release

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Lifts the Curtain on Its New Artist in Residence Program

Wisconsin-based interdisciplinary artist Jeff Zimpel named as first-ever Saint Kate Artist-in-Residence

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

But this time it's for the NBA 2K League video game.

Eyes on Milwaukee: FPC Files For Design Approval For Deer District Concert Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

FPC Files For Design Approval For Deer District Concert Complex

But opposition emerges and the Wisconsin Center District raises concern.

Lucky Clover Celebrates Grand Opening

Lucky Clover Celebrates Grand Opening

New Irish bar in Westown will feature DJs and drink deals for first official weekend in business.

Republican Party Officially Selects Milwaukee for 2024 Convention
Press Release

Republican Party Officially Selects Milwaukee for 2024 Convention

Milwaukee becomes first city to win back-to-back Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1972

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwaukee.

Downtown Bridge Openings Rise Even As Water Levels Fall

Downtown Bridge Openings Rise Even As Water Levels Fall

Annual bridge openings growing by the thousands.

Fiserv Forum Hosting Chicago Blackhawks

Fiserv Forum Hosting Chicago Blackhawks

Arena hosting match this October between Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild.

Report Finds Little Economic Impact From Soccer Stadiums

Report Finds Little Economic Impact From Soccer Stadiums

Think tank suggests city should insist on community benefits from subsidized stadium.

Milwaukee Welcomes USA Triathlon This Weekend
No More Miller Time At Fiserv Forum

No More Miller Time At Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee Bucks beer sponsor is now Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Trade Hotel Tops Off
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Trade Hotel Tops Off

High-end, Deer District hotel with downtown views will open in March 2023.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Milwaukee Health Department Hosts 21st Annual Back-to-School Health Fair
Pabst Theater Group Buys Wedding Venue

Pabst Theater Group Buys Wedding Venue

The Fitzgerald will be located in historic landmark, an 1874 mansion in Yankee Hill.

The Pabst Theater Group Introduces The Fitzgerald
Press Release

The Pabst Theater Group Introduces The Fitzgerald

The Group Acquires Another Historic Venue to Expand Wedding and Private Event Business

Plats and Parcels: Fiserv Again Flirts With Relocating Headquarters
Plats and Parcels

Fiserv Again Flirts With Relocating Headquarters

Plus: Our recap of the week's real estate news

Transportation: City Seeking Grant For Streetcar Convention Center Extension
Transportation

City Seeking Grant For Streetcar Convention Center Extension

$33 million project could receive boost with $25 million in federal funds.

Unions, Senate Candidates Push New Labor Law

Unions, Senate Candidates Push New Labor Law

Union leaders and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate rally Downtown for PRO Act.

Entertainment: Frida Fest Returns This Weekend
Entertainment

Frida Fest Returns This Weekend

Plus: the final weekend for Summerfest, Sigmund Snopek documentary screening and more.

Cannonball Productions Brings Seltzerland to Deer District on July 16
Press Release

Cannonball Productions Brings Seltzerland to Deer District on July 16

Hard Seltzer Festival Returns to Milwaukee

Deer District Market Returns to Plaza

Deer District Market Returns to Plaza

Downtown market with many vendors open evenings on weekly basis in July and August.

Friday Photos: New Hotel Hints At Potential of Deer District
Friday Photos

New Hotel Hints At Potential of Deer District

The Trade could be a key connecting piece between Fiserv Forum and Downtown, activating forlorn W. Juneau Ave.

NASCAR Tailgate Experience Comes to Deer District on July 2
MPS Literacy Coach Films Reading Series Across Wisconsin

MPS Literacy Coach Films Reading Series Across Wisconsin

Dannette Justus films readings of children's books at interesting locations and Wisconsin landmarks.

Now Serving: Hotel Metro Adding Rooftop Tiki Bar
Now Serving

Hotel Metro Adding Rooftop Tiki Bar

Also new: Meat & Co. coming to Walker's Point, a Downtown pizza pub and West Allis ice cream shop.

Pabst Theater Group Workers Win Union Election

Pabst Theater Group Workers Win Union Election

94% of bargaining unit votes to be represented by union.

Murphy’s Law: The Battle For Downtown Concert Venues
Murphy’s Law

The Battle For Downtown Concert Venues

It’s Live Nation and the Bucks vs. Gary Witt and the Pabst. Which proposal will win?

414Life Plans New Initiative To Disrupt Violence This Summer

414Life Plans New Initiative To Disrupt Violence This Summer

Project will train residents, provide resources and programming in seven neighborhoods.

City Hall: City Plans 27 Early Voting Sites
City Hall

City Plans 27 Early Voting Sites

Council set to approve list, including Fiserv Forum and Gee's Clippers, but not all may be used.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue

Two buildings with 800 and 4,000 person capacities on former Bradley Center site.

Summerfest Will Pay Full Cost of Policing For Second Straight Year

Summerfest Will Pay Full Cost of Policing For Second Straight Year

After the issue came to a head in 2019, city is being compensated for securing festival.

Milwaukee On Pace For Record Homicides

Milwaukee On Pace For Record Homicides

81 homicide victims in county so far this year, up from 65 at this point in 2021.

Enjoy Diverse Mix of New Offerings and Favorites at Lake Park’s Musical Mondays Series Over Eight Nights in July and August
Press Release

Enjoy Diverse Mix of New Offerings and Favorites at Lake Park’s Musical Mondays Series Over Eight Nights in July and August

Also, Wonderful Wednesdays Brings Great Entertainment for Kids and Families

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Mass shooting triggers two-night curfew for individuals under 21, Bucks cancel Deer District party.

17 People Shot, 10 In Custody From Water Street Shooting

17 People Shot, 10 In Custody From Water Street Shooting

21 people shot across three incidents downtown Friday night following Bucks game.

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Common Council would approve framework agreement to allow formal work with GOP.

Milwaukee Bucks Statement on the Passing of Bucks Great Bob Lanier
Murphy’s Law: Bucks Subsidy An Issue in US Senate Race
Murphy’s Law

Bucks Subsidy An Issue in US Senate Race

Nelson opposes subsidy, blasts Lasry, Barnes for supporting it.

New Giannis Mural Completed

New Giannis Mural Completed

A 54-feet-high mural on E. Wisconsin has Giannis looking west toward Fiserv Forum.

Milwaukee Walks: Riverwalk Offers Many Different Views
Milwaukee Walks

Riverwalk Offers Many Different Views

Of Downtown, the river, many artworks and brewpubs of course.

Medical Update on Khris Middleton
Press Release

Medical Update on Khris Middleton

 

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?

1.5-mile-long Wisconsin Highway 175, formerly US 41, could become a boulevard.

Supervisor Burgelis Encourages Public Participation in Highway 175 Study
How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

How Alex Lasry Rose in the Polls

Labor support, personal wealth helps Bucks exec in Democratic primary for US Senator.

Downtown Gets Three-Story Giannis Mural

Downtown Gets Three-Story Giannis Mural

It will be the fifth, and largest, Milwaukee mural honoring Antetokounmpo.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Seeks Extension To Develop City Place Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Seeks Extension To Develop City Place Apartments

New affordable housing development would be just north of Fiserv Forum and proposed museum.

Brunch is Back at Punch Bowl Social
Press Release

Brunch is Back at Punch Bowl Social

Re-Opened Venue Resumes its Beloved Brunch

Entertainment: WMSE’s Annual Chili Cookoff
Entertainment

WMSE’s Annual Chili Cookoff

Plus, an annual Blues festival, Charlie Berens at the Riverside, Milwaukee Comic Con and more.

Limited Single-game Tickets for Milwaukee Bucks First Round Playoff Series to Go On Sale Friday at 12 p.m.
Now Serving: AsianRican Restaurant For South Side
Now Serving

AsianRican Restaurant For South Side

Plus: Downtown gets new vegan place, new pizza place, Odd Duck returns. Nite Owl reopens, new Irish pub planned.

Entertainment: Elton John Playing Fiserv Forum
Entertainment

Elton John Playing Fiserv Forum

Plus, breweries host Milwaukee River clean up, a craft beer celebration, Titanic: The Musical and more.

You’re Invited: Light & Unite Red Week
Press Release

You’re Invited: Light & Unite Red Week

March 26-April 1, 2022 Throughout Milwaukee County

Entertainment: March Madness at Fiserv Forum
Entertainment

March Madness at Fiserv Forum

Plus, a Lost Whale event inspired by a hit television show, a bar crawl inspired by Harry Potter, a vegan pop-up and a bookstore opening.

Op-Ed: Next Mayor Should Look For New Solutions To Old Problems
Op-Ed

Next Mayor Should Look For New Solutions To Old Problems

Crime prevention beyond police, prisons. Transparency and public input should be prioritized.

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

Field narrows to two for 2024 Republican convention - the Music City and the Cream City.

Now Serving: The Return of Punch Bowl Social
Now Serving

The Return of Punch Bowl Social

Also new: Bulldog Ale House in West Allis, Latin Gastropub in Bay View, Crafty Cow menu at all locations.

Punch Bowl Social Milwaukee Re-Opens March 16
Press Release

Punch Bowl Social Milwaukee Re-Opens March 16

Deer District Food, Beverage and Entertainment Destination Returns Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day and Basketball

Fiserv Forum, in Coordination with Concessionaire Partner Levy, Hiring Culinary Talent to Hourly and Salaried Roles
Milwaukee Bucks & Fiserv Forum Statement
Where Do City’s Felled Trees Go?

Where Do City’s Felled Trees Go?

City cuts down and replaces some 3,500 trees per year. What does it do with the wood?

Union Rally Targets Johnson, Oshkosh Corp.

Union Rally Targets Johnson, Oshkosh Corp.

Company will create 1,000 non-union jobs in South Carolina with no criticism from Sen. Ron Johnson.

Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum to Host Job Fair on March 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum to Host Job Fair on March 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Open positions include retail, security and housekeeping

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Former Governor Scott Walker leading tour of city today. Taxpayers paying for security.

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

Milwaukee is now one of three finalists to host Republican convention.

New Restaurant, Tavern For Turner Hall

New Restaurant, Tavern For Turner Hall

Turning Tables Tavern and Eatery will be a teaching kitchen and help aspiring restaurateurs.

Friday Photos: The Trade Starts To Climb
Friday Photos

The Trade Starts To Climb

New hotel across the street from Fiserv Forum will ultimately rise nine stories.

Entertainment: Mitten Fest Returns!
Entertainment

Mitten Fest Returns!

Plus, Disney On Ice at Fiserv Forum, Anime MKE, live music at Anodyne and more.

Dua Lipa Announces Show at Fiserv Forum on Highly Anticipated Future Nostalgia Tour
Press Release

Dua Lipa Announces Show at Fiserv Forum on Highly Anticipated Future Nostalgia Tour

Tickets on Sale Friday, January 28 at 10 a.m. CT

How Alan Goodman Baked a New Business

How Alan Goodman Baked a New Business

Launched in 2018, A Goodman’s Desserts sells cookies, bread pudding, cakes and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Wins Environmental Award
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Wins Environmental Award

Milwaukee Bucks arena is now certified LEED Gold.

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

After DNC was largely canceled, Republicans seriously considering Milwaukee.

Entertainment: The Bookseller Reopens At Central Library
Entertainment

The Bookseller Reopens At Central Library

Plus, The Rep celebrates Piano Men, monster trucks at Fiserv Forum, free zoo admission and more.

Flat Out Friday Presented By Harley-Davidson Races Back Into Fiserv Forum March 4
Press Release

Flat Out Friday Presented By Harley-Davidson Races Back Into Fiserv Forum March 4

Tickets On Sale Friday, January 7 at 10 A.M. CT

Now Serving: Colectivo Reopens Its Last Cafe
Now Serving

Colectivo Reopens Its Last Cafe

Plus: A new theater restaurant, new Mexican food trailer and crazy new Walker's Point bar.

Entertainment: Polar Plunge Kicks Off The New Year
Entertainment

Polar Plunge Kicks Off The New Year

Plus, the Harlem Globetrotters come to Fiserv Forum, a new play at the Milwaukee Rep, a pie ride, a kite festival and free zoo admission.

Entertainment: Holiday Show Returns to the Domes
Entertainment

Holiday Show Returns to the Domes

Plus, ice skating, performances by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bucks v. Celtics, a light show at the BMO Tower and Kwanzaa in Milwaukee.

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

No longer mayor, Barrett is preparing to head to Luxembourg.

MKE County: Three Candidates for Board’s New Hispanic Districts
MKE County

Three Candidates for Board’s New Hispanic Districts

Incumbents unopposed in most districts but a majority Hispanic district will be contested.

2021 MARKETPLACE Community Economic Development Awards recognize notable business and community leaders
Press Release

2021 MARKETPLACE Community Economic Development Awards recognize notable business and community leaders

WEDC provides recognition to top supporters of minority-, woman- and veteran-owned businesses

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
Eyes on Milwaukee: Eppstein Uhen Merging With Green Bay Area Firm
Eyes on Milwaukee

Eppstein Uhen Merging With Green Bay Area Firm

Combined firm will have offices in three states, 250 employees.

Get Vaccinated, Get Your Photo With Championship Trophy

Get Vaccinated, Get Your Photo With Championship Trophy

And a chance for free Bucks tickets. Team partners on vaccine clinic Saturday.

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update
State Program Often Overlooks Minority-Owned Businesses

State Program Often Overlooks Minority-Owned Businesses

Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program has only met its goal in 4 of 38 years.

The Hop Unveils MU Basketball Branding

The Hop Unveils MU Basketball Branding

In time for teams' opening games and running until January, a Marquette basketball-branded streetcar.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Teams Up with Milwaukee Bucks to Vaccinate Children
Entertainment: Return of the Winter Farmer’s Market
Entertainment

Return of the Winter Farmer’s Market

Plus, the Midwest Gaming Classic, a tiny art show, live music at Anodyne Roastery, Riverwest Co-op 20th anniversary and a staging of Steel Magnolias.

Friday Photos: A Deer District Foundation
Friday Photos

A Deer District Foundation

The Trade hotel will rise nine stories, including 205 rooms.

Winters Farmers Market Will Be Held in Deer District

Winters Farmers Market Will Be Held in Deer District

Event most recently held at The Domes is now moving Downtown.

Photo Gallery: Bucks Host Ring Ceremony, Unveil Championship Banner
Photo Gallery

Bucks Host Ring Ceremony, Unveil Championship Banner

Nearly 400 diamonds on each ring with loads of symbolism embedded.

Milwaukee Bucks Name Ben Brust Radio Analyst for Home Games
Bucks Showoff Upgrades To Fiserv Forum

Bucks Showoff Upgrades To Fiserv Forum

NBA season starts Tuesday with team's ring ceremony.

Milwaukee To Go “Claws Up” For The Brewers

Milwaukee To Go “Claws Up” For The Brewers

City will light up blue and yellow to support baseball team during playoffs.

Milwaukee Bucks Name Dave Koehn as Radio Play-By-Play Announcer
Milwaukee Bucks to Require Fans Seated Within 15 Feet of Court to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine or Negative COVID-19 Test Upon Entry to Fiserv Forum
Did a Janitors Union Create a Model for Rebuilding the Middle Class?

Did a Janitors Union Create a Model for Rebuilding the Middle Class?

Union contract creates opportunity to expand union representation in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee Bucks Partner with World-Class Performance and Nutrition Brand Science in Sport
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks Partner with World-Class Performance and Nutrition Brand Science in Sport

Bucks become first Official NBA Partner of Science in Sport

Major Travel Writers Convention Heads To Milwaukee
Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

But city faces wide-open competition for 2024 convention. What is the new pitch?

New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery

New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery

Amped will offer team building by day, private karaoke suites by night.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact

Visit Milwaukee estimates direct and indirect spending during team's playoff run.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks, NCG Break Ground on Deer District Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks, NCG Break Ground on Deer District Hotel

"The Trade" will be a Marriott hotel with an entire floor intended for NBA players.

Milwaukee Bucks Name Lisa Byington as Television Play-By-Play Announcer
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks Name Lisa Byington as Television Play-By-Play Announcer

First female full-time television play-by-play broadcaster for a major men’s professional sports team

Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum to Host Job Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 15
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum to Host Job Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 15

Open positions include retail, security, guest services and housekeeping

Taverns: Your Chance To Howl At The Moon
Taverns

Your Chance To Howl At The Moon

That's the name of bar featuring dueling pianos coming to Old World Third St.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Announces Winners of 2021 Business Awards
Press Release

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Announces Winners of 2021 Business Awards

Milwaukee Bucks recognized as Corporate Partner of the Year

City Hall: Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics
City Hall

Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics

Fewer white residents citywide, but shrinking population totals in many majority-Black neighborhoods.

American Transmission Co. and Bucks Team Up to Donate 549 Trees Through Trees for Threes Program
Press Release

American Transmission Co. and Bucks Team Up to Donate 549 Trees Through Trees for Threes Program

191 schools across Wisconsin receive trees after Bucks make Eastern Conference-best 549 threes at home during 2020-21 season

Entertainment: Irish Fest Returns to Milwaukee
Entertainment

Irish Fest Returns to Milwaukee

Plus, a bloody mary festival, a blue grass festival, a Black theater festival, movies in the park and a bike race between breweries

Local Entrepreneur Building North Side Homeownership

Local Entrepreneur Building North Side Homeownership

Reginald Reed plans to rehab 100 homes.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band Coming to Fiserv Forum
Press Release

James Taylor & His All-Star Band Coming to Fiserv Forum

with Special Guest Jackson Browne

New Pub For The Brewery District

New Pub For The Brewery District

On Tap, a gastropub serving fish fries, will replace Jackson's in old Pabst Brewery building.

Now Serving: Two New Breweries Opening in City
Now Serving

Two New Breweries Opening in City

Plus: New bundt cake shop, new glow-in-the-dark restaurant and Deer District bar reopens.

Entertainment: Milwaukee Black Theater Festival Begins
Entertainment

Milwaukee Black Theater Festival Begins

Plus, a Metallica themed booze cruise, acrobatics at Southridge Mall and an Eagle Park beer release.

Punch Bowl Social to Reopen in Deer District
Press Release

Punch Bowl Social to Reopen in Deer District

Scheduled to open ahead of Bucks Season

Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum to Host Two Job Fairs
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum to Host Two Job Fairs

Open positions include retail, security, guest services and housekeeping

Turner Hall Seeks New Bar and Restaurant Operator

Turner Hall Seeks New Bar and Restaurant Operator

The Tavern at Turner Hall needs new owner poised to take advantage of proximity to ballroom, Deer District and Fiserv Forum.

St. Ann Center’s Gala Lights Up Deer District
Press Release

St. Ann Center’s Gala Lights Up Deer District

Guests to celebrate in person and virtually.

Bounce Milwaukee Guarantees Union For Employees

Bounce Milwaukee Guarantees Union For Employees

Labor agreement with Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization (MASH) guarantees representation.

The Second Annual Bloody Mary Festival- Wisconsin Announces First Round of Participants
Press Release

The Second Annual Bloody Mary Festival- Wisconsin Announces First Round of Participants

Event to be Held in Deer District on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021

Op Ed: Milwaukee Missed Golden Opportunity with Bucks Championship
Op Ed

Milwaukee Missed Golden Opportunity with Bucks Championship

A 1% sales tax would have generated new revenue for parks and public transit.

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

But correlation is not causation. Many Bucks fans went to other places on those nights.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Cream City Cluckery To Open First Brick and Mortar Location in Mequon this Fall
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks’ Cream City Cluckery To Open First Brick and Mortar Location in Mequon this Fall

“The Cluckery” to offer in-restaurant seating, take-out and delivery for its widely-popular menu

Evers Gives $10 Million More In Tourism Grants

Evers Gives $10 Million More In Tourism Grants

A total of $150 million has now been granted for tourism from ARPA funds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers Starts Work on Second Journal Apartment Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers Starts Work on Second Journal Apartment Project

Verdigris joins Westtown Green project in former newspaper complex.

Championship Energy Fuels Deer District Night Market

Championship Energy Fuels Deer District Night Market

First Deer District Night Market drew a crowd and dozens of vendors.

Transportation: Streetcar Study Draws Controversy
Transportation

Streetcar Study Draws Controversy

Study of Walker’s Point extension moves forward.

Children’s Wisconsin Gets $20 Million Donation

Children’s Wisconsin Gets $20 Million Donation

Yabuki Family Foundation’s donation is largest gift in Milwaukee health system’s history.

Plats and Parcels: City Selling Large Bronzeville Development Site
Plats and Parcels

City Selling Large Bronzeville Development Site

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Real Estate Firm Revitalizes Holton Street Building

Real Estate Firm Revitalizes Holton Street Building

Former home of the Jazz Oasis also getting a mural by local artist Tia Richardson.

Photo Gallery: Milwaukee Bucks Parade, Celebration
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee Bucks Parade, Celebration

Crowd estimated in excess of 100,000.

Gov. Evers Proclaims July 22 “Bucks in Six” Day
Jack Daniel’s and Bucks Commission Local Murals

Jack Daniel’s and Bucks Commission Local Murals

Murals by three local artists and former-Milwaukee Buck-turned-artist Desmond Mason.

Bucks Parade Scheduled For Thursday Morning

Bucks Parade Scheduled For Thursday Morning

Parade will snake through Downtown en route to Fiserv Forum.

City Government Prepares for the Bucks Victory Parade
Unions Seek $15 Wage for All Janitors

Unions Seek $15 Wage for All Janitors

They want $15 starting wage, uniform standards for all janitors, sanitation workers in the county.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tax Exemption For Church Gets Pushback
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tax Exemption For Church Gets Pushback

Property taxes would be lost in neighborhood just north of Fiserv Forum. Council members push for payment in lieu of taxes.

Milwaukee Bucks Win NBA Title, First in 50 Years

Milwaukee Bucks Win NBA Title, First in 50 Years

Giannis Antetokounmpo named Finals MVP.

Transportation: Southside Streetcar Study, Street Improvements Approved
Transportation

Southside Streetcar Study, Street Improvements Approved

Walker's Point would be targeted for expansion.

Bucks Expect 80,000 Fans For Game Six

Bucks Expect 80,000 Fans For Game Six

Or more. Deer District would become fifth largest city in Wisconsin.

Still Fighting for $15

Still Fighting for $15

It’s been 12 years since the state or federal minimum wage was increased.

Brewers-Royals Game Time Changed to 3:10 P.M. on Tuesday, July 20
Press Release

Brewers-Royals Game Time Changed to 3:10 P.M. on Tuesday, July 20

First Pitch Moved From 7:10 P.M. to 3:10 P.M. to Avoid Conflicting With Game 6 of NBA Finals in Milwaukee

Pete’s Pops Covertly Opens at Milwaukee Public Market

Pete’s Pops Covertly Opens at Milwaukee Public Market

Sneaky Pete's offers alcoholic menu items.

Bucks Planning Deer District Night Market

Bucks Planning Deer District Night Market

New event will enliven activate plaza outside Fiserv Forum.

Harry Styles Returns To The Stage This Fall
Press Release

Harry Styles Returns To The Stage This Fall

Milwaukee show at Fiserv Forum added November 3, 2021

Milwaukee To Host Indoor Watch Party At Fiserv Forum For Game 5 Of NBA Finals
Monster Jam Marks First Milwaukee Return Events at 100% Fully Capacity With Action-packed Weekend of Family Fun at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee from August 20-22
St. Ann Center Hosts Hybrid Gala
Press Release

St. Ann Center Hosts Hybrid Gala

Guests to celebrate in person in Deer District and virtually.

Get Vaccinated, Get a Shot at Free NBA Finals Tickets

Get Vaccinated, Get a Shot at Free NBA Finals Tickets

Health department offering shots and a shot to win free Bucks tickets.

Transportation: City Proposes Study of Streetcar to Walker’s Point
Transportation

City Proposes Study of Streetcar to Walker’s Point

Proposed extension would run from Third Ward south to 6th and National.

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Youth sports leaders in state say Republican bill — for every kids' soccer game? — is overly broad.

Milwaukee Bucks To Host Outdoor And Indoor Watch Parties for Games 1 and 2 of NBA Finals
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks To Host Outdoor And Indoor Watch Parties for Games 1 and 2 of NBA Finals

Plaza at Fiserv Forum watch parties to continue with new indoor watch party inside Fiserv Forum added for first two games of series

Medical Update On Giannis Antetokounmpo
Five Candidates Make Case For Beating Ron Johnson

Five Candidates Make Case For Beating Ron Johnson

Roundtable of Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate is first such event in campaign.

Milwaukee Health Department Hosts Vaccination Clinic before Bucks Game on June 25
Press Release

Milwaukee Health Department Hosts Vaccination Clinic before Bucks Game on June 25

Fans receiving vaccination will be eligible to win tickets to Game 2

First Take or No Take- It’ll Be Bucks All The Way!
Janitors Rally for New Union Contract

Janitors Rally for New Union Contract

Demands include a $15 minimum wage and union contracts for all cleaners in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Health Department to Host Second Vaccine Clinic on June 17
Press Release

Milwaukee Health Department to Host Second Vaccine Clinic on June 17

Fans receiving vaccination will be eligible to win tickets to Game 6

Back in the News: Lasry Revises His Minimum Wage Story
Back in the News

Lasry Revises His Minimum Wage Story

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate's campaign issues correction. But it's far from complete.

Fiserv Forum Seeking Not-For-Profit Staff Members to Volunteer to Work Concessions During Bucks Playoff Games
Press Release

Fiserv Forum Seeking Not-For-Profit Staff Members to Volunteer to Work Concessions During Bucks Playoff Games

Percentage of sales at the worked concessions stands to be donated to the not-for-profits

Milwaukee Health Department to Raffle Bucks Playoff Tickets with Vaccination
Murphy’s Law: Lasry Misleads Voters On Minimum Wage
Murphy’s Law

Lasry Misleads Voters On Minimum Wage

U.S. Senate candidate’s claim to back family supporting jobs exaggerates, distorts truth.

Now Serving: Lazy Susan Reopens Indoor Dining
Now Serving

Lazy Susan Reopens Indoor Dining

Plus: New beer garden, new doughnut shop coming. And Culvers adds two custard flavors.

IBEW Local 494 Endorses Alex Lasry for U.S. Senate
Milwaukee Bucks to Increase Fan Capacity at Fiserv Forum to 16,500 Fans for Remainder of 2021 Playoffs
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks to Increase Fan Capacity at Fiserv Forum to 16,500 Fans for Remainder of 2021 Playoffs

Additional tickets for potential First Round games at Fiserv Forum to go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.

VISIT Milwaukee Officially Launches Sports Milwaukee Division
Press Release

VISIT Milwaukee Officially Launches Sports Milwaukee Division

New sports-focused division seeks to drive economic impact to Milwaukee by bringing in more sports events of all kinds

Bucks Partner with SC Johnson on Plastic Recycling

Bucks Partner with SC Johnson on Plastic Recycling

1 million plastic cups a year will be recycled into packaging for SC Johnson products.

Bucks, Brewers Hike Fan Capacity To 50%

Bucks, Brewers Hike Fan Capacity To 50%

That’s 9,000 fans at Fiserv Forum, 20,000 at American Family Field.

Milwaukee Bucks to Increase Fan Capacity at Fiserv Forum to 50% for Playoffs
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks to Increase Fan Capacity at Fiserv Forum to 50% for Playoffs

Milwaukee Health Department’s updated health and safety guidelines permit Bucks to expand capacity to approximately 9,000 fans at games

Lasry Campaign Staff Organizes With IBEW
Press Release

Lasry Campaign Staff Organizes With IBEW

 

We have great progress but also complex opportunities
Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Boat Line Moves Upriver
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Boat Line Moves Upriver

Cruise line is now located on edge of Deer District and is planning 2021 season.

Wisconsin Teamsters Endorse Alex Lasry for Senate
Eyes on Milwaukee: It’s ‘The Trade Milwaukee’ Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

It’s ‘The Trade Milwaukee’ Hotel

Marriott Hotel in Bucks Deer District will 'honor calloused hands that built' the city

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Advance Development Plans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Advance Development Plans

Ongoing effort to grow Deer District neighborhood includes new hotel, office building and apartment complex.

City Resuming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Wednesday

City Resuming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Wednesday

Milwaukee also using more community clinics to make vaccinations more convenient.

Milwaukee Bucks president among keynotes for 10th annual Real Estate Strategies Conference, April 22
Small Businesses Welcome Federal Stimulus

Small Businesses Welcome Federal Stimulus

Business owners discuss revenue loss, rising healthcare costs and changes that will outlast the pandemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Hotel Secures First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Hotel Secures First Approval

Plan Commission okays Milwaukee Bucks high-end hotel across from Fiserv Forum.

Starr Butler Named Vice President of Booking and Events for Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee: Redevelopment Authority Wants Riverfront Parking Lot Developed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redevelopment Authority Wants Riverfront Parking Lot Developed

Plus: Bucks get permission to continue to use Park East land for parking for two more years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Hotel Would Rise Nine Stories, Have Two Restaurants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Hotel Would Rise Nine Stories, Have Two Restaurants

Rooftop bar, floor targeted at NBA teams and a two-story presidential suite are planned.

Brewers Opening Day Could See 11,000 Fans

Brewers Opening Day Could See 11,000 Fans

25% capacity rule for April 1 opener against Minnesota Twins.

Bill Requires National Anthem Before Games

Bill Requires National Anthem Before Games

Republican legislator’s bill mandates anthem played in all taxpayer-funded facilities in state.

Alex Lasry Announces Campaign for the United States Senate
Press Release

Alex Lasry Announces Campaign for the United States Senate

Time for a new way of thinking about the American economy

Bucks Reopening Fiserv Forum To Fans

Bucks Reopening Fiserv Forum To Fans

Team shows off phased reopening plan, beginning with 10% of capacity.

Bucks, Brewers Prepare Pandemic Safety Plans

Bucks, Brewers Prepare Pandemic Safety Plans

Bucks' plan submitted to city health department include 25% capacity at Fiserv Forum.

New Milwaukee Health Order Eases Capacity Restrictions

New Milwaukee Health Order Eases Capacity Restrictions

New order eases pathway to fans at Fiserv Forum events, opening other venues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Hilton Hotel Planned for Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Hilton Hotel Planned for Downtown

8-story Tempo by Hilton would be constructed on old Journal Sentinel parking lot on Third Street.

Murphy’s Law: Bucks Franchise Worth $1.86 Billion
Murphy’s Law

Bucks Franchise Worth $1.86 Billion

A four-fold increase in value since new arena built. Taxpayers helped the rich get richer.

Now Serving: A New Good City Brewing
Now Serving

A New Good City Brewing

Plus: New Puerto Rican restaurant, Snack Boys is transformed, and goodbye Original Pancake House on Downer.

Morning Glory Art Fair Returning this Summer
Press Release

Morning Glory Art Fair Returning this Summer

Event Supports Artist Community Hit Hard by Pandemic

Bucks Foundation and Harley-Davidson Foundation Team Up for $43,590 Donation to Hunger Task Force
Milwaukee Ranks High for Construction Workers

Milwaukee Ranks High for Construction Workers

New study ranks it second among peer group cities and best for sheet metal workers.

Milwaukee Bucks and American Transmission Co. Team Up for Fifth Season of Trees for Threes Program
Milwaukee Bucks Now Accepting Virtual National Anthem Auditions
The Brewers, Bucks, Packers, and Microsoft form the Equity League
Press Release

The Brewers, Bucks, Packers, and Microsoft form the Equity League

World-class organizations unite to bring access, equity, to minority founders & social impact startups

Milwaukee Bucks 2020-21 First Half Schedule Announced
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks 2020-21 First Half Schedule Announced

Bucks to play 37 games between Dec. 23 and March 4, including 20 at Fiserv Forum

Deer District Transforms into Cheer District Illuminated by We Energies for Holiday Season
Milwaukee Bucks to Host Christmas Day Matchup against Golden State Warriors
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks to Host Christmas Day Matchup against Golden State Warriors

Bucks’ 2020-21 season set to tip-off Dec. 23 at Boston

Milwaukee Bucks Announces 2020 Preseason Schedule
Eyes on Milwaukee: Couture to Start Construction in January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couture to Start Construction in January

Barrett Lo raises equity needed for federal loan guarantee for 44-story lakefront tower.

Milwaukee Bucks add to Connaughton’s With Us Foundation’s Neighborhood House grant
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks add to Connaughton’s With Us Foundation’s Neighborhood House grant

Bucks assist by donating a new scoreboard Installation set for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See How Miller Park Will Become American Family Field
Eyes on Milwaukee

See How Miller Park Will Become American Family Field

New signs will light up sky at night, be visible from above.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Announces New Board Members
Art Museum Workers Vote To Join Union

Art Museum Workers Vote To Join Union

Milwaukee Art Museum employees now represented by International Brotherhood of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

Service Union Rallies To Get Out The Vote

“Our work is essential and so are our votes." Union seeks Trump's defeat, $15 minimum wage.

Where and When To Vote Early in Milwaukee

Where and When To Vote Early in Milwaukee

14 early voting sites are available from October 20th through November 1st.

Fiserv Forum Named Regional Site for 2025 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
Press Release

Fiserv Forum Named Regional Site for 2025 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

Milwaukee’s world-class arena and Marquette University to co-host First and Second Round games

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Announces Plans for Seventh Annual Gala
Press Release

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Announces Plans for Seventh Annual Gala

The night of celebration and fundraising features a Día de los Muertos theme

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

City fears legal challenges of sites not approved at June emergency meeting.

City’s Ballot Boxes Getting Heavy Use

City’s Ballot Boxes Getting Heavy Use

The 15 drop boxes for early voting getting heavy use. Poll worker recruitment going well.

Elections Commission Defends Voting Events

Elections Commission Defends Voting Events

Absentee ballot dropoff in parks, and voter registration at Miller Park criticized by GOP.

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

City uses Voter Registration Day to encourage people to prepare for November election.

Milwaukee Bucks “Bucks Vote” T-Shirt Will Benefit ACLU of Wisconsin, League of Women Voters of Milwaukee
Unemployment Protest Outside Sen. Ron Johnson’s Office

Unemployment Protest Outside Sen. Ron Johnson’s Office

Unemployed workers demand congress reinstate $600 weekly assistance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum

Bucks and partners hope to break ground in 2021.

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Crisis makes Labor Day 2020 like no other, experts at roundtable discussion say.

Now Serving: Mr. B’s Bartolotta Steakhouse Reopens
Now Serving

Mr. B’s Bartolotta Steakhouse Reopens

Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub closing. Brew City Biscuits extends popular pop-up.

Wisconsin Getting $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost

Wisconsin Getting $300 Weekly Unemployment Boost

FEMA approved the state Tuesday, but funds could take four to five weeks to reach people.

Common Council approves Miller Park and Fiserv Forum voting sites
Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Pro sports facilities will serve as two of the city's 18 early voting sites.

Op Ed: Looking for Black Artists? We Are Here
Op Ed

Looking for Black Artists? We Are Here

Milwaukee’s African American artists are many and varied.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Victory Over Violence Park Being Reinvigorated
Eyes on Milwaukee

Victory Over Violence Park Being Reinvigorated

Stage, game tables and other aesthetic improvements for Bronzeville park.

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Team's playoff game called off. "Police department has to change," says a player.

Unemployed Struggle Without Federal Aid

Unemployed Struggle Without Federal Aid

In week 5 without $600 federal supplement unemployed workers call on Evers, Congress to find solution.

Milwaukee city development commissioner goes ‘On the Issues’ Aug. 26
Plenty of Horne: Local Brewery Production Dips due to Virus
Plenty of Horne

Local Brewery Production Dips due to Virus

Tavern closures kill kegs; demand soars for canned beer.

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.

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Virtual DNC Dims City’s Moment in the Sun

Lost chance to show Milwaukee can compete with the bigger cities.

Fiserv Forum To Serve as Distribution Site for Non-Surgical Masks
Press Release

Fiserv Forum To Serve as Distribution Site for Non-Surgical Masks

Bucks, Milwaukee-area health and community organizations team up for MaskUpMKE initiative to benefit medical, nonprofit community

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Workers to Get $15/Hour
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Workers to Get $15/Hour

Bucks agree to what union hails as "industry-leading, standard-setting contract".

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum

Team "won the championship" in hiring city residents, businesses says Mayor Barrett.

City Hall: Council Pushes Plan for $15/Hour Downtown Jobs
City Hall

Council Pushes Plan for $15/Hour Downtown Jobs

Would urge downtown businesses, developers to increase wages, worker protections.

Plats and Parcels: New Life for Old Century City Factory?
Plats and Parcels

New Life for Old Century City Factory?

Plus: Fiserv Forum's design firm wins award and what's next for Watts Tea Shop sign?

Eyes on Milwaukee: 2019 Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients
Eyes on Milwaukee

2019 Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients

Here are winners of annual awards for the best in Milwaukee design.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Installing Rooftop Logo
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Installing Rooftop Logo

Yes, "fiserv.forum" will shine brightly in aerial views of city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Plan Massive Arena Signs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Plan Massive Arena Signs

Will you take a selfie with a monumental, 50-foot-wide fiserv.forum sign?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bulls Put Fiserv Forum To The Test
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bulls Put Fiserv Forum To The Test

The other PBR -- Professional Bull Riding -- will have arena staff scrambling all weekend.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Getting Custom-Painted Fire Hydrants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Getting Custom-Painted Fire Hydrants

The 15 hydrants around the arena will get a new paint job.

Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to Launch Sustainability Program
Press Release

Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to Launch Sustainability Program

New world-class arena will not offer plastic straws

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena

Arena project has created at least 800 jobs for under-employed city residents.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena 95% Complete; See Inside
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena 95% Complete; See Inside

And oh, the atrium, the locker rooms, the media interview room!

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena 68% Complete
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena 68% Complete

Our photos capture it. See inside one of 34 suites in the new arena.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Unveil Arena Parking Garage
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Unveil Arena Parking Garage

New garage to include tailgating, fast exits, glassy stairways and direct arena access.

Friday Photos: Live Block Work Starts in Deer District
Friday Photos

Live Block Work Starts in Deer District

Work begins on entertainment complex next to new arena.

Friday Photos: The Deer District Rises
Friday Photos

The Deer District Rises

New arena, parking garage and training facility reshape Park East.

Johnson Controls Named Official ‘Smart Building’ Partner for New Downtown Arena
Press Release

Johnson Controls Named Official ‘Smart Building’ Partner for New Downtown Arena

Company to provide state-of-the-art technology solutions throughout the arena and become first official founding partner

Developers Meet Local Hiring Goals

Developers Meet Local Hiring Goals

Bucks arena, Northwestern Mutual tower meet city's residents preference goals.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Tavern Planned for Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Tavern Planned for Downtown

1885 building near Bradley Center will convert to lounge and beer garden.

Friday Photos: Bucks Arena Taking Shape
Friday Photos

Bucks Arena Taking Shape

Distinctive design of arena's facade now clearly visible

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Arena, Hammes Design Changes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Arena, Hammes Design Changes

Full speed ahead on arena, office building, more downtown changes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Select Apartment Developer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Select Apartment Developer

Up-and-coming development firm will build 90-unit building

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Two Downtown Designs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Two Downtown Designs

Plus: What will the Bucks big announcement on Friday be?

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

Plaza would be created by closing off 4th St., could include ice rink and farmers market.

Friday Photos: Arena Rises from Frozen Tundra
Friday Photos

Arena Rises from Frozen Tundra

Snow and freezing weather didn't delay construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Live Block is a Slam Dunk
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Live Block is a Slam Dunk

Final design gets first approval today, poised for quick council approval.

Bucks Name Raj Saha General Manager of Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Press Release

Bucks Name Raj Saha General Manager of Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

The Milwaukee Bucks today announced that Raj Saha has been named general manager of the Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Project Receives Federal Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Project Receives Federal Grant

City will use funding to study extension of streetcar to Bronzeville and Walker's Point.

Friday Photos: New Bucks Arena From Above
Friday Photos

New Bucks Arena From Above

Take a look at Milwaukee's biggest construction project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Walker’s Landing Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Walker’s Landing Apartments

Final residential development on Beerline adds 114 apartments and great views.

Friday Photos: Bucks Arena Work Prep
Friday Photos

Bucks Arena Work Prep

Sewer relocation has this stretch of the Park East seeing activity for the first time in ten years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Design Approved

There were few objections other than by Ald. Kovac. Arena on track for June 18th groundbreaking.

In Public: Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban
In Public

Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban

Its generic, well-mannered and probably won’t improve with “tweaks.”

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Urban is Bucks New Arena?
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Urban is Bucks New Arena?

Not so much. The biggest problem with the new Bucks arena design is the ground floor.

Bucks Release New Arena Renderings Ahead of Design Submission to City
Press Release

Bucks Release New Arena Renderings Ahead of Design Submission to City

Arena to serve as centerpiece of new world-class sports and entertainment destination in downtown Milwaukee

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Costs Will Rise Slightly
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Costs Will Rise Slightly

Report also says Milwaukee building boom should continue through 2016.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

What Will WCD Board Do About Marcus Center?

What Will WCD Board Do About Marcus Center?

Abele wants them to take over arts center but WCD board members would rather wait till 2020.

Plan to close 4th Street for new Bucks arena might not be a slam dunk
Citation

Plan to close 4th Street for new Bucks arena might not be a slam dunk

Bauman opposes Bucks plan to raze parking garage before new one is built
Citation

Bauman opposes Bucks plan to raze parking garage before new one is built

Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out
Press Release

Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out

Uses About $20 Million to Cover Pension Error. And $4 Million for Bucks Arena

Edens: Bucks will develop master plan for arena development
Citation

Edens: Bucks will develop master plan for arena development

Former Mayor John Norquist: ‘Bucks should back off from closing Fourth Street
Citation

Former Mayor John Norquist: ‘Bucks should back off from closing Fourth Street

Arena district board hires team to negotiate Milwaukee Bucks lease, bond issue
Bucks will break ground on arena in November, owners say, but when will real work begin?
Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bucks Arena Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bucks Arena Approved

City completes final step of financing puzzle for new Bucks arena.

Aldermen approve borrowing for the new arena
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Aldermen approve borrowing for the new arena

Milwaukee Bucks arena funding likely to win Common Council support
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Milwaukee Bucks arena funding likely to win Common Council support

Disagreement on closing street could affect Bucks arena plan
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Disagreement on closing street could affect Bucks arena plan

Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease
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Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease

Bucks, Ald. Bauman at loggerheads on street-closing near arena
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Bucks, Ald. Bauman at loggerheads on street-closing near arena

City panel OKs $47 million for Bucks arena; opening may be delayed to 2018
Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility
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Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility

Should City Approve Subsidy for Bucks Arena?

Should City Approve Subsidy for Bucks Arena?

The costs keep rising. And the benefits seem iffy.

City comptroller recommends approval of Milwaukee Bucks arena plan
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City comptroller recommends approval of Milwaukee Bucks arena plan

Bucks spent most on lobbying state lawmakers through June
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Bucks spent most on lobbying state lawmakers through June

New Milwaukee Bucks arena: If you thought getting a public funding deal was tough …
Milwaukee Bucks retain Icon Venue Group as owner’s representative on arena
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Milwaukee Bucks retain Icon Venue Group as owner’s representative on arena

Frank Gimbel era ends on Wisconsin Center District board; Scott Neitzel in charge
NEWaukeean of the Week: Jonathan Newby
NEWaukeean of the Week

Jonathan Newby

"I feel like Milwaukee is a city on the cusp of something great, that just needs a push."

Bucks could unveil arena design by the end of August: Feigin
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Bucks could unveil arena design by the end of August: Feigin

Murphy’s Law: Did Bucks Investors Pay Off Walker?
Murphy’s Law

Did Bucks Investors Pay Off Walker?

One publication says yes. But most donors to his presidential campaign are secret.

City Streets: The History of Juneau Avenue
City Streets

The History of Juneau Avenue

Once Division and Chestnut streets, it was consolidated into a tribute to city’s founder.

Assembly is expected to pass arena deal today
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Assembly is expected to pass arena deal today

GOP leader: Assembly should have votes to pass arena plan
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GOP leader: Assembly should have votes to pass arena plan

Assembly sets Milwaukee arena vote for July 28, but what about the ticket surcharge?
Assembly leaders schedule vote next week on Milwaukee arena
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Assembly leaders schedule vote next week on Milwaukee arena

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Arena Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Arena Winners and Losers

We count 33 winners, from strip clubs to Scott Walker to the streetcar, and 12 losers, including Frank Gimbel, the Brewers and Seattle.

Scott Walker Push For Milwaukee Bucks Arena Subsidy Could Benefit His Fundraising Chief
When will Wisconsin Assembly convene on $250M arena funding bill?
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When will Wisconsin Assembly convene on $250M arena funding bill?

Sen. Taylor statement on Senate passage of Bucks arena deal
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Sen. Taylor statement on Senate passage of Bucks arena deal

"This is about more than basketball"

Senate Approves Bucks Arena Deal
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Senate Approves Bucks Arena Deal

Statement from Senator Chris Larson On Passage of Arena Deal For Milwaukee

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Arena Triggering More Downtown Deals?
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Arena Triggering More Downtown Deals?

Downtown is a "on a roll," a developer says, and momentum is building for more real estate moves.

 
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Democrats push for changes on Bucks arena deal

Bipartisan talks begin in Senate for Milwaukee arena dea
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Bipartisan talks begin in Senate for Milwaukee arena dea

Arena talks heat up in state Senate; decision will be made on whether to vote Wednesday
Business, labor leaders urge lawmakers to approve Bucks arena deal
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Business, labor leaders urge lawmakers to approve Bucks arena deal

Murphy’s Law: Why Bucks’ Entertainment District May Fail
Murphy’s Law

Why Bucks’ Entertainment District May Fail

Across the country these mega-projects have hurt cities with generic development that banishes local charm.

No deal yet on Bucks arena, Senate leader says
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No deal yet on Bucks arena, Senate leader says

Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting
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Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting

Alderman Robert J. Bauman will host meeting; Mayor Barrett to deliver presentation on proposal for new downtown arena

Sen. Fitzgerald: Bucks arena vote may come next week, ticket fee could be added
Plats and Parcels: Is Bucks Arena a Done Deal?
Plats and Parcels

Is Bucks Arena a Done Deal?

The way the team's owners are buying up downtown land, they're clearly certain the deal will pass.

The State of Politics: Bucks Arena Will Need Democratic Support
The State of Politics

Bucks Arena Will Need Democratic Support

But which Democrats are likely to back it?

Panel gives preliminary approval to city’s part of Bucks arena package
Republican Leadership Fumbles the Ball on Arena Funding; Time for Plan B.
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Republican Leadership Fumbles the Ball on Arena Funding; Time for Plan B.

Statement from Alderman Robert J. Bauman July 2, 2015

Supervisor Weishan Calls Out County Executive on Selling Out Taxpayers
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Supervisor Weishan Calls Out County Executive on Selling Out Taxpayers

Weishan Calls Giving Away County Assets Irresponsible

Statement from State Senator Chris Larson on the Assembly Republicans’ Arena Proposal
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Statement from State Senator Chris Larson on the Assembly Republicans’ Arena Proposal

“Democrats remain willing to work with Republicans on the arena deal, however, it is disappointing that our continuous calls for inclusion have been ignored.”

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens lobbied lawmakers for arena on latest Wisconsin visit
Blast From the Past: Bailing Out the Bucks Is Old News
Blast From the Past

Bailing Out the Bucks Is Old News

Back in 2001, Bruce Murphy reported on the Greater Milwaukee Committee's plan to subsidize the Bucks.

Gov. Walker reaches out to GOP senators on Milwaukee arena funding plan
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Gov. Walker reaches out to GOP senators on Milwaukee arena funding plan

Fitzgerald on state budget: Zoo Interchange a priority, arena funding still at an impasse
Milwaukee Bucks owners’ $1 Park East land buy supported by developers
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Milwaukee Bucks owners’ $1 Park East land buy supported by developers

The Final Countdown
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The Final Countdown

“This budget is like the Titanic."

Make Your Voice Heard on Bucks Arena

Make Your Voice Heard on Bucks Arena

Our simple, easy-to-use contact form lets you reach officials in Madison on the arena deal and frankly communicate your views.

7 reasons why Associated Bank is a possible arena naming-rights sponsor
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7 reasons why Associated Bank is a possible arena naming-rights sponsor

Admirals left out in the cold on arena plans
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Admirals left out in the cold on arena plans

5 questions with Marquette University’s athletics leader on the downtown arena
Marquette basketball coach Wojciechowski urges fans to voice arena support
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Marquette basketball coach Wojciechowski urges fans to voice arena support

Public hearing set on city’s proposed financing package for new arena
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Public hearing set on city’s proposed financing package for new arena

Sen. Darling: Arena deal may go to separate vote
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Sen. Darling: Arena deal may go to separate vote

The City’s Real Costs for Bucks Arena

The City’s Real Costs for Bucks Arena

The exact total is unknown, but will be much higher than media has reported.

Park East corridor underground site issues could cost $10 million to remedy
Common Ground Lobbying Against Bucks Arena

Common Ground Lobbying Against Bucks Arena

Community organization is pushing city, county and state representatives to oppose public funding.

Milbourne to Milwaukee: Build arena to save Bucks, tear down Grand Avenue
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Milbourne to Milwaukee: Build arena to save Bucks, tear down Grand Avenue

County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group
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County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group

The State of Politics: Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal
The State of Politics

Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal

Joint Finance Committee needs nine of 16 members to approve it. That could be tough.

Blair Williams, from developer pursuing Park East, supports Bucks’ plan
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Blair Williams, from developer pursuing Park East, supports Bucks’ plan

Data Wonk: The Economic Impact of a New Bucks Arena
Data Wonk

The Economic Impact of a New Bucks Arena

Separating fact from fiction, what does the data show?

Feds, state agree to Park East below-market land sales
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Feds, state agree to Park East below-market land sales

Tavern planned for long-vacant space near proposed Bucks arena
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Tavern planned for long-vacant space near proposed Bucks arena

Murphy’s Law: Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work
Murphy’s Law

Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work

The county has nowhere near $4 million in annual debt for state to collect -- and Abele may lack the power to deliver it.

Murphy’s Law: Arena Plan is Massive Tax Shift to Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

Arena Plan is Massive Tax Shift to Milwaukee

County taxpayers will pay far more than predicted, as state legislators back away from the deal.

Murphy’s Law: MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena
Murphy’s Law

MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena

A misleading poll, pressure on legislators and more misinformation are all used to sell the NBA arena.

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.

The State of Politics: Bucks Arena Tough Sell for Outstate Legislators
The State of Politics

Bucks Arena Tough Sell for Outstate Legislators

Poll shows state residents outside metro Milwaukee and Madison oppose subsidy by 86% to 10%.

Murphy’s Law: State Bucks Arena Plan Fleeces Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

State Bucks Arena Plan Fleeces Milwaukee

Proposed sports district gives all legal protection to the state and sticks it to Milwaukee, both financially and politically.

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar

$1 billion plan for new arena and other development would transform Park East land and tear down Bradley Center.

Murphy’s Law: Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?
Murphy’s Law

Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

Plenty of Horne: Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena
Plenty of Horne

Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena

Actually, it wasn't really a plan. But it was a press conference.

Plats and Parcels: New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns
Plats and Parcels

New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns

Will legislature pass new arena plan? Will city and county have to contribute? Will Pabst brew here again?

Murphy’s Law: How Will NBA Arena Benefit the City?
Murphy’s Law

How Will NBA Arena Benefit the City?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver promises a new arena will launch a Downtown renewal. Is he right?

Murphy’s Law: Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National
Murphy’s Law

Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National

New York Times dumps on Milwaukee business leaders, and city becoming divided on issue.

Build Bucks Arena in Inner City?

Build Bucks Arena in Inner City?

Community leader calls on new owners to consider North Side location.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Reasons To Build Bucks Arena on Wisconsin Ave.
Murphy’s Law

10 Reasons To Build Bucks Arena on Wisconsin Ave.

Building the new arena where Boston Store is located could have huge advantages for the team and the city.

Op-Ed: Build NBA Arena Next to Potawatomi Casino
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Build NBA Arena Next to Potawatomi Casino

City could create TIF district in valley on little-used land, state assemblyman proposes.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Key Issues in NBA Arena Debate
Murphy’s Law

10 Key Issues in NBA Arena Debate

Will the new owners get tax support? It all depends on these ten issues.

Bucks buyers like big-time investing, poker, mountain climbing
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Bucks buyers like big-time investing, poker, mountain climbing

Plenty of Horne: Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There
Plenty of Horne

Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There

If not for an obnoxiously insistent mayor, the Bradley Center would have been built in the Menomonee Valley.

Common Ground Rallies for FAIR PLAY
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Common Ground Rallies for FAIR PLAY

If the Bucks get a great place to play, then our kids get great places to play.

Activists Demand New NBA Arena Include Funding for Kids

Activists Demand New NBA Arena Include Funding for Kids

No new Bucks arena without fixing schools' rundown fields and inadequate recreation facilities, says Common Ground.

Murphy’s Law: Myths About a New NBA Arena
Murphy’s Law

Myths About a New NBA Arena

In their zeal to build new, publicly-funded arena, proponents are misleading the community.

New report casts doubts on sports venues’ economic impact claims
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New report casts doubts on sports venues’ economic impact claims

Alderman Murphy believes the report will be a valuable tool in the upcoming debate over the future of Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Herb Kohl’s Arena Commitment, The Second Downtown Strip Club, Northwestern Mutual’s New Downtown Building, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Herb Kohl’s Arena Commitment, The Second Downtown Strip Club, Northwestern Mutual’s New Downtown Building, and More

This week's Eyes on Milwaukee column explores Herb Kohl's commitment to a new arena, the idea of another downtown strip club, Northwestern Mutual's potential new downtown building, and a whole lot more.

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