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Friday Photos: New Grand Avenue Apartments
Friday Photos

New Grand Avenue Apartments

Plankinton Arcade becoming apartments is significant step in mall's transformation.

Statement Regarding Downtown Gentlemen’s Club
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Statement Regarding Downtown Gentlemen’s Club

We have discussed this request with our property owners and tenants and cannot in good conscience recommend a Downtown location that would not be subject to adverse secondary effects.

Jake’s Deli & the Westown Association 5th Annual Corned Beef Eating Contest
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Jake’s Deli & the Westown Association 5th Annual Corned Beef Eating Contest

Scheduled for Friday, March 10th at 12:30pm in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Press Conference

Irish Festivities at The Shops of Grand Avenue leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11th
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Irish Festivities at The Shops of Grand Avenue leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11th

Milwaukee’s parade is the sixth oldest in the nation.

St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11th
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St. Patrick’s Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

Bublr Bikes Breaks Winter Riding Records Thanks to Weekend Record Temps
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Bublr Bikes Breaks Winter Riding Records Thanks to Weekend Record Temps

Bublr’s Familiar Blue Bikes Part of Milwaukee’s "February Spring Weekend” Landscape

Bublr Bikes Names Veteran Non-Profit Leader Sally Sheperdson as New Executive Director
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Bublr Bikes Names Veteran Non-Profit Leader Sally Sheperdson as New Executive Director

Operations Director James Davies Promoted to Senior Director of Operations and Planning

Bublr Bikes Moving HQ, Maintenance Operation Into Shops of Grand Avenue
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Bublr Bikes Moving HQ, Maintenance Operation Into Shops of Grand Avenue

Move Kicks Off Grand Avenue Revitalization, Places Bublr at Center of Regional Network

Downtown Milwaukee’s holiday lights go bright November 17
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Downtown Milwaukee’s holiday lights go bright November 17

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off to feature switch-flipping ceremony, music and fireworks

Eyes on Milwaukee: How To Fill Those Empty Storefronts
Eyes on Milwaukee

How To Fill Those Empty Storefronts

NEWaukee Hosts 2nd Empty Storefronts Conference in Madison and the ideas flow.

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival to brighten downtown visits
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Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival to brighten downtown visits

Six-week festival to bundle lighting displays and holiday happenings, Nov. 17 – Jan. 1

Eyes on Milwaukee: First 2016 NEWaukee Night Market on Wednesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

First 2016 NEWaukee Night Market on Wednesday

Popular series returns to W. Wisconsin Ave. on June 15th

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the MKE Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the MKE Lofts

Historic downtown building transformed from vacant offices to 105 stunning apartments

Norquist to Speak at Jane Jacobs Event

Norquist to Speak at Jane Jacobs Event

May 10th event will explore ideas of urban visionary and her impact on cities like Milwaukee.

What’s Next for the Grand Avenue Mall?

What’s Next for the Grand Avenue Mall?

"We're going to have to stop calling it a mall," Jeramey Jannene tells WTMJ.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Grand Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Grand Avenue

From dead mall to vibrant city center, see the plan for Grand Avenue Mall

Jake’s Deli & the Westown Association 4th Annual Corned Beef Eating Contest
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Jake’s Deli & the Westown Association 4th Annual Corned Beef Eating Contest

Scheduled for Friday, March 11th at 12:30pm in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Press Conference

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Buckler Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Buckler Apartments

11 stories, 207 units and countless styles, shapes and price points for apartments.

13 Ways to Revive Grand Avenue

13 Ways to Revive Grand Avenue

Experts offer ideas to transform downtown’s long-struggling mall

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Spencerian Business College, Late 1860s
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Spencerian Business College, Late 1860s

Located in the four-story Library Block, one of the city's tallest structures.

Murphy’s Law: Great News for Grand Avenue Mall
Murphy’s Law

Great News for Grand Avenue Mall

A smart new team of local owners is poised to revive the mall and W. Wisconsin Ave.

Exclusive: Grand Avenue sold to local buyer group for $24.5M; new owner to save retail, add new uses
San Diego buyer acquires another downtown Milwaukee property
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San Diego buyer acquires another downtown Milwaukee property

Downtown Milwaukee ignites its holiday cheer on November 19
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Downtown Milwaukee ignites its holiday cheer on November 19

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off to feature switch-flipping ceremony, music and fireworks

West Wisconsin Avenue office building scheduled for December sale in online auction
3rd Annual Westown Holiday Bazaar to take place Saturday, November 21st at The Shops of Grand Avenue
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3rd Annual Westown Holiday Bazaar to take place Saturday, November 21st at The Shops of Grand Avenue

The Shops of Grand Avenue will be filled with holiday cheer as the 3rd Annual Westown Holiday Bazaar takes place

Downtown Milwaukee ignites its holiday cheer on November 19
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Downtown Milwaukee ignites its holiday cheer on November 19

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off to feature switch-flipping ceremony, music and fireworks

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

What the CEO of Boston Store’s parent said about the future of its HQ in downtown Milwaukee
Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival to illuminate downtown Milwaukee
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Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival to illuminate downtown Milwaukee

Six-week festival to bundle lighting displays and holiday happenings, Nov. 19 – Dec. 27

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.

Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks
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Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks

Milwaukee Downtown to host Downtown Employee Appreciation Week July 27 – July 31

Milwaukee Trolley Loop adds vehicle and extends hours for July 3rd service
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Milwaukee Trolley Loop adds vehicle and extends hours for July 3rd service

Downtown service to assist in alleviating congestion during Summerfest and U.S. Bank Fireworks

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

Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4
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Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4

The service will run Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 4 through Sept. 5.

Developer follows downtown growth west
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Developer follows downtown growth west

How to Fill Those Empty Storefronts

How to Fill Those Empty Storefronts

Inaugural event will bring national leaders to Milwaukee to discuss long-term solutions for commercial corridors with empty storefronts.

St. Patrick’s parade is Saturday, March 14; event dates to 1843
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St. Patrick’s parade is Saturday, March 14; event dates to 1843

The 140 units in the Irish celebration step off at noon on Wisconsin Ave. at Old World Third Street

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.

Downtown trolleys begin summer loop Thursday
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Downtown trolleys begin summer loop Thursday

Milwaukee Trolley Loop – Thursdays through Saturdays, June 5 – September 6, 2014

Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5
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Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5

Downtown Milwaukee’s trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, will roll out Thursday, June 5.

Eyes on Milwaukee: We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!
Eyes on Milwaukee

We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!

Common Council members all complain about the TIF for Boston Store, then pass it 11-3.

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address
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Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2014 State of the City Address

Milwaukee February 24, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery

Murphy’s Law: Can City Save Boston Store?
Murphy’s Law

Can City Save Boston Store?

City subsidy will keep declining store open, but leaves controversial questions about its downtown strategy.

TRUE Skool Moves Downtown

TRUE Skool Moves Downtown

After-school art program for teens times grand opening at Grand Avenue Mall for Friday's Gallery Night.

Goodbye to Historic Milwaukee

Goodbye to Historic Milwaukee

Opgenorth leaves HMI for job with Mandel, but still hopes to help build support for historic buildings.

Plenty of Horne: Greater Milwaukee Committee to Move to Water Accelerator
Plenty of Horne

Greater Milwaukee Committee to Move to Water Accelerator

All the news on the GMC's new home, as well as odds and ends around the East Side and beyond (plus a bicycle tour).

Murphy’s Law: Can Wisconsin Avenue Be Saved?
Murphy’s Law

Can Wisconsin Avenue Be Saved?

A city task force hopes to revive the street but the obstacles are many.

Downtown trolleys start engines tomorrow
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Downtown trolleys start engines tomorrow

Milwaukee Trolley Loop to operate Thursdays through Saturdays, May 23 – August 31, 2013

Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

Plenty of Horne: Name MPS School After Anti-Nazi Hero?
Plenty of Horne

Name MPS School After Anti-Nazi Hero?

A push to honor Milwaukeean Mildred Fish Harnack, the only American women resistance member executed by Hitler.

Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”
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Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”

A Plan to Revitalize and Grow Milwaukee’s Downtown: Minus the Downtown Streetcar

Don’t Wreck Sidney Hih

Don’t Wreck Sidney Hih

The troubled history of municipal land clearance and why it’s a very bad idea to demolish Sidney Hih.

Grand Theatre ticket booth transformed to meet needs of visitors and newcomers
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Grand Theatre ticket booth transformed to meet needs of visitors and newcomers

Downtown Milwaukee is finding creative ways to revitalize Wisconsin Ave.

Gardens for Grand Avenue Mall?

Gardens for Grand Avenue Mall?

Could indoor gardens be in store for The Shops of Grand Avenue future? It could happen if the mall follows in the steps of a similar mall in downtown Cleveland, the Galleria at Erieview.

More Thoughts on Grand Avenue

More Thoughts on Grand Avenue

Milwaukee Talkie, the blog of the Public Policy Forum, examined the urban retail market and how to best utilize the hiring of Deanna Inniss as a business recruiter by BID #21, Milwaukee's Downtown Business Improvement District. They noted that one large thing wasn't on her task list, the inside of Grand Avenue Mall.

Grand Avenue Mall Follow-Up – Free Rent

Grand Avenue Mall Follow-Up – Free Rent

In March, I explored the idea of rebuilding Grand Avenue Mall into a self-sustaining retail center. One of the things that I didn't expect to be on the table was simply giving away a retail stall for free. Grand Avenue Mall appears set to do just that now with a business plan competition.

Grand Avenue Mall – A New Implementation

Grand Avenue Mall – A New Implementation

As the retail market struggles nationally and the Shops of Grand Avenue struggles locally, it's time to ask what retail should be in downtown Milwaukee in the next five years. Is it worth investing public dollars in the form of a TIF in Grand Avenue or other mall-like projects downtown, as has been done in the past? Or should the standard be that all retail must interact with the street?

It’s Official, Fonz Funding Complete

It’s Official, Fonz Funding Complete

Milwaukee is the talk of the internet today, as the major news outlets announce the Fonz statue to the world.  Visit Milwaukee has officially raised the $85,000 needed to build the statue. I’ve been in support of the statue since I first learned of it because it encourages visitors (who come to Milwaukee for completely […]

The Roundup: Taxes Due on Site of Suspicious 2002 OIC Fire
The Roundup

Taxes Due on Site of Suspicious 2002 OIC Fire

On March 10, 2002, a five-alarm fire destroyed the plant of Opportunities Pallet Recycling and Manufacturing Co, Inc.

The Roundup: More OIC – George Connections
The Roundup

More OIC – George Connections

Although the Gary George – OIC-GM connections are well documented, particularly those that have led to the convictions of George, Mark Sostarich and Carl Gee, recently-released audit information and other source documents indicate that perhaps the OIC-George connection needs to be further investigated. Nobody is accusing anybody of wrongdoing, but perhaps investigators should dig a […]

Movers, shakers back arena shift
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Movers, shakers back arena shift