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Will RNC Have $200 Million Impact on City?

Will RNC Have $200 Million Impact on City?

Some experts doubt it, pointing to convention’s 2016 impact for Cleveland.

Republican Party Officially Selects Milwaukee for 2024 Convention
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Republican Party Officially Selects Milwaukee for 2024 Convention

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

Nashville Rejects RNC, Milwaukee Now Lone Bidder

Nashville Rejects RNC, Milwaukee Now Lone Bidder

An official vote to grant Milwaukee the Republican convention expected Aug. 5.

City Hall: Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause
City Hall

Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause

But two big questions remain: will city win convention and will it benefit financially?

City Hall: Council Approves RNC Deal, Drops $6 Million Request
City Hall

Council Approves RNC Deal, Drops $6 Million Request

Move praised by mayor, convention backers.

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Milwaukee can't otherwise benefit from convention because of lack of sales or hotel tax.

3rd St. Market Hall Selected As Field Immersion Project Partner For Harvard Business School
RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

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

A Familiar Face Returns to 3rd St. Market Hall
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A Familiar Face Returns to 3rd St. Market Hall

An iconic piece of Milwaukee history found his way back home

Now Serving: Valentine’s Day Cream Puffs Return
Now Serving

Valentine’s Day Cream Puffs Return

Plus: downtown food hall opens, a new Walker's Point restaurant-bar and an immigrant-run Polish market.

Photo Gallery: 3rd Street Market Hall Opens
Photo Gallery

3rd Street Market Hall Opens

Long awaited food hall opens with a handful of vendors.

3rd Street Market Hall Opening Friday

3rd Street Market Hall Opening Friday

Long-awaited opening will take place Jan. 14.

Iconic Bear on a Tightrope Returning Home to The Avenue
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Iconic Bear on a Tightrope Returning Home to The Avenue

Key destinations partner to move former Grand Ave Mall “Professor Stein” to the revitalized Avenue Development

Former Milwaukee Brewers All-Star to Attend United For Waukesha Charity Event at 3rd Street Market Hall
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Former Milwaukee Brewers All-Star to Attend United For Waukesha Charity Event at 3rd Street Market Hall

United For Waukesha continues to gain community support and donations

Eyes on Milwaukee: WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion

$420 million project is intended to boost business, fully realize Wisconin Center's potential.

Christian Yelich and Randall Cobb Invest in 3rd Street Market Hall
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Christian Yelich and Randall Cobb Invest in 3rd Street Market Hall

Downtown’s catalytic food hall continues to attract backing of committed investors

Bars and Restaurants Bouncing Back

Bars and Restaurants Bouncing Back

Report finds post-pandemic surge in business, but not enough workers.

MIAD Opening Gallery on Wisconsin Avenue

MIAD Opening Gallery on Wisconsin Avenue

New space will be on first floor of The Avenue, adjacent to 3rd Street Market Hall

3rd Street Market Hall Opening in October

3rd Street Market Hall Opening in October

Owners of new food hall trying to create a destination experience.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Avenue Lands New Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Avenue Lands New Tenant

TEMPO will occupy office on second floor of former Grand Avenue Mall.

Incoming, outgoing VISIT Milwaukee chairs highlight strength of our city
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Incoming, outgoing VISIT Milwaukee chairs highlight strength of our city

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 30, 2021

VISIT Milwaukee Announces Dr. Eve M. Hall as Chair of the Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Announces Dr. Eve M. Hall as Chair of the Board of Directors

Steve Baas to continue as vice chair; Omar Shaikh concludes board service after five years

Chef José Andrés to Headline Local Economic Forum
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Chef José Andrés to Headline Local Economic Forum

Business Journal’s Lafond will moderate discussion with local food leaders Cullen, Sabir, Shaikh

Eyes on Milwaukee: 620 WTMJ, ESPN Radio and The Truth Moving Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

620 WTMJ, ESPN Radio and The Truth Moving Downtown

After 80 years on Capitol Dr., city's venerable radio operation moving to The Avenue.

Dining: Anchor Restaurant Announced For 3rd Street Market Hall
Dining

Anchor Restaurant Announced For 3rd Street Market Hall

Presenting Dairyland Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard and Hamburgers.

Vaccines Creating Optimism for Small Business Owners

Vaccines Creating Optimism for Small Business Owners

Vaccinations are increasing and so is patronage at many small businesses.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $400

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief

Will meet again on December 10th.

Milwaukee Hospitality Leaders to Headline Newsmaker Lunch Hour
Plats and Parcels: Downtown Building Sold to Maharaja Restaurant Owner
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Building Sold to Maharaja Restaurant Owner

Balbir Singh has been both a buyer and seller on Milwaukee Street this year.

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Health Department determines its order is more restrictive, superseding blanket 25% restriction.

Evers’ Order Punishes Small Business, Says WMC

Evers’ Order Punishes Small Business, Says WMC

But Milwaukee will enforce its own capacity restrictions, with many bars and restaurants at 50%

Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

Don’t Patronize City’s Bars, Restaurants, DNC Says

DNC organizers ask convention goers to sign pledge to avoid establishments where social distancing isn’t possible.

Now Serving: Riverwest Slated To Get New BBQ Joint
Now Serving

Riverwest Slated To Get New BBQ Joint

One major downtown establish gets an opening date, while others call it quits due to pandemic.

Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Fourth Annual “3 Days of Christmas” Holiday Initiative

Contribution to Khalif Rainey of $250

Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Fourth Annual “3 Days of Christmas” Holiday Initiative
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Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Fourth Annual “3 Days of Christmas” Holiday Initiative

Local restaurateurs kick off three-day holiday initiative with support from local businesses and legislators

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Quiet Plan to Save Grand Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Quiet Plan to Save Grand Avenue

Actually written 10 years ago. Civic leaders discuss how public private partnerships revived Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Peggy Williams-Smith Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Eyes on Milwaukee: Peggy Williams-Smith Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Peggy Williams-Smith Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee

Marcus Corp. VP is first woman CEO of Milwaukee convention & visitors bureau.

VISIT Milwaukee names Peggy Williams-Smith as new President & CEO
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VISIT Milwaukee names Peggy Williams-Smith as new President & CEO

Local leader poised to start November 18, 2019

Plats and Parcels: Timber Tower Grows Taller
Plats and Parcels

Timber Tower Grows Taller

Plus: Convention center expansion advances, MSO moves 631-ton wall, Brewers invest in The Avenue

The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host “Back to School Celebration”
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The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host “Back to School Celebration”

Local restaurant community organization hosting carnival for MPS students

Plats and Parcels: A Grand Update on The Avenue
Plats and Parcels

A Grand Update on The Avenue

Plus: downtown streetscaping improvements and lots of historic preservation news.

VISIT Milwaukee announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Convention visitors bureau adds five new board members, new vice chair

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Food Hall for Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Food Hall for Bay View

New Land will open "Flour and Feed", a food hall bigger than Crossroads Collective.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Who Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Who Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee?

Longtime president leaving at end of 2019 as convention center expansion, DNC loom.

Friends Remember, Praise Joe Bartolotta

Friends Remember, Praise Joe Bartolotta

One of city's top restauranteurs passes away, remembered for his kindness and passion.

Taverns: Brew City MKE to Close March 3rd
Taverns

Brew City MKE to Close March 3rd

Beer museum may come back in another location.

Now Serving: New Downtown Coffee Bar Coming
Now Serving

New Downtown Coffee Bar Coming

Plus: new Mexican restaurant-banquet hall. And Glorioso's Appetito has unique approach.

Milwaukee County Parks Thanks BBV for partnership at Bradford Beach
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Milwaukee County Parks Thanks BBV for partnership at Bradford Beach

Over the past seven years BBV has worked with Milwaukee County to help revitalize Bradford Beach.

Now Serving: New Wine and Spirits for the Fiserv Forum
Now Serving

New Wine and Spirits for the Fiserv Forum

Plus: Umami Moto returns, a new butcher shop is coming to Walker's Point and it's last call for Mi-Key's.

Mi-Key’s Has Closed

Mi-Key’s Has Closed

But will hold two last special events. The final event on New Year's Eve.

Dining: Umami Moto Will Return
Dining

Umami Moto Will Return

Sushi restaurant is seventh tenant announced for Third Street Market Hall.

Now Serving: 3rd Street Market Hall Coming Downtown
Now Serving

3rd Street Market Hall Coming Downtown

Plus: new Brewer's Hill breakfast tavern, west side catfish restaurant and Drink Wisconsibly pub.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet Grand Avenue’s New Food Hall
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet Grand Avenue’s New Food Hall

Local restaurants will replace fast food chains, goal is to be one of top food halls in U.S.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Grand Avenue Mall Lands Anchor Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Grand Avenue Mall Lands Anchor Tenant

$90 million mall redevelopment attracts engineering firm GRAEF, to lease 35,000 square feet.

Downtown Returns: GRAEF And 3rd Street Market Hall To Anchor Reimagined “Avenue”
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Downtown Returns: GRAEF And 3rd Street Market Hall To Anchor Reimagined “Avenue”

GRAEF Signs On As Major Office Tenant To Transformative Project; Omar Shaikh To Lead Region’s Largest Food Hall; Unique Plankinton Clover Units Add To Emerging Urban Ecosystem

Wisconsin Center District Announces New Board
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Wisconsin Center District Announces New Board

The board will hold its first meeting on Friday, September 21 at the Wisconsin Center.

The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Second “Sherman Park Revival Celebration”
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The Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Second “Sherman Park Revival Celebration”

Local restaurant community organization celebrates Sherman Park rehabilitation with MPS students and families

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Board Directors volunteer their time to assist in providing overall strategic direction to VISIT Milwaukee and by advocating its mission to the community.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Arts and Culture Building Boom
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Arts and Culture Building Boom

Symphony, Ballet, Discovery World and Art Museum expansions transforming the city.

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $350

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
Press Release

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.