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Johnny Vassallo

Johnny Vassallo, founder and owner of Mo’s Restaurants.

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Eyes on Milwaukee: 251 Apartments Planned for Buca’s Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

251 Apartments Planned for Buca’s Site

New Land will build nine-story apartment complex on sloped site at 1237 N. Van Buren St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Gokhman Shares Vision for Bucca’s Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Gokhman Shares Vision for Bucca’s Site

Firm plans eight-story building for East Town.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans Eight-Story Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans Eight-Story Building

Mixed-use structure with 220 apartments on old Buca's site needs Common Council okay

Plats and Parcels: Developers Covet Former Buca’s Site
Plats and Parcels

Developers Covet Former Buca’s Site

One of last, best undeveloped downtown sites. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

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

Now Serving: New Owner for Jazz Estate

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $770

Now Serving: New Owner for Jazz Estate

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $2,000

Now Serving: New Owner for Jazz Estate
Now Serving

New Owner for Jazz Estate

Tiny club has somehow survived since 1977. New owner committed to jazz tradition.

Bar Exam: O’Lydia’s Has 99-Year History
Bar Exam

O’Lydia’s Has 99-Year History

The atmospheric, old-style tavern still has the original floor, tin ceiling and back bar.

Posner Building transformed into MKE Lofts Downtown with $23.5 million development
Plats and Parcels: 1,449 New Apartments Coming
Plats and Parcels

1,449 New Apartments Coming

And more are on the way, all within a two-mile radius of City Hall.

Friday Photos: Posner Renovation Kicks Off
Friday Photos

Posner Renovation Kicks Off

Our photos capture a new start for an old building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Posner Building To Become Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Posner Building To Become Apartments

Highly visible, mostly vacant building in Westown being restored.

Downtown Posner Building to become apartments
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Downtown Posner Building to become apartments

Taverns: O’Lydia’s Keeps It Irish
Taverns

O’Lydia’s Keeps It Irish

The successor to Slim McGinn’s offers a feminine twist on the Irish pub.

 
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Vassallo plans Posner redevelopment

 
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Johnny V hangs on to Posner Building

Downtown Holiday Inn project is dead
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Downtown Holiday Inn project is dead

Public Works Committee Approves Parking Study

Public Works Committee Approves Parking Study

Johnny Vassallo‘s efforts to convert the Posner Building at 152 W. Wisconsin Ave. into a boutique hotel have come to an end. The new plans for the building involve the Milwaukee Hotel Associates LLC purchasing the property from Johnny Vassallo and developing it into a 160 unit Holiday Inn. Resolution 071222 passed by committee will, if adopted by the full council, allow Milwaukee Hotel Associates LLC to lease 50 parking spots in the city garage located at 724 N. 2nd St to support the Holiday Inn. Resolution 070976 passed by committee will, if adopted by the full council, direct the Department of City Development to conduct a parking study in conjunction with the upcoming downtown plan. This resolution impacts development because the perceived lack of parking and the demand by developers for large amounts of “free” parking has often driven TIF requests, such as Manpower’s $25 million garage. What this resolution intends to accomplish will be to have a planned strategic approach to parking integrated into future planning efforts to facilitate future development.

Plenty of Horne: The Governor’s Party
Plenty of Horne

The Governor’s Party

Governor Jim Doyle was the guest of honor at a fundraiser at Mocean's on September 16.

The Roundup: Riemer: “Ready to Run”
The Roundup

Riemer: “Ready to Run”

This terse note from Riemer almost sounds like a Bill Christofferson soundbite, which means it's a good one.

The Roundup: ABC and the Gay Governor
The Roundup

ABC and the Gay Governor

The catch, is that McGreevey announced he was gay, while the lover says he, himself, is straight.