Downtown

The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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New Third Street Tavern aims to deliver message of hope to Old World Third

June 2, 2020 3:45 p.m.

As bars and restaurants in the City of Milwaukee continue to strategize and make plans for an uncertain future, many are using their time to reimagine how they can better serve customers when they reopen their doors. In some cases, they�TMre pivoting entirely and taking the opportunity to rethink concepts to better serve the community they serve.

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Downtown's rainbow crosswalks to get repainted

June 1, 2020 3:31 p.m.

The rainbow crosswalks, located at the intersection of Jefferson and Wells St., will soon be repainted, according to Urban Milwaukee. The repainting is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 if the weather cooperates.

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You know what's NOT canceled? Sculpture MKE 2020

May 28, 2020 1:55 p.m.

Just when it seems the pandemic is taking aim at nearly every bit of summer fun, the organizers of Sculpture Milwaukee have announced that the annual Downtown outdoor art exhibition IS ON for the fourth straight year.

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MMAC to move headquarters to The Avenue

May 28, 2020 7:05 a.m.

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) has reached an agreement to move its offices to The Avenue, and is set to begin occupancy of a space in the newly renovated Milwaukee landmark later this year.

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Flourchild pizza looks to innovation to weather the COVID-19 storm

May 26, 2020 6:01 p.m.

Even when Milwaukee restaurants are allowed to open their dining rooms (likely at a reduced capacity, there will be a need to look for additional revenue streams in order to assure long-term sustainability. As a result, some restaurants are already moving forward with innovative ideas that could help them weather the storm and (hopefully) come back stronger than ever.

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Captain Pabst Pilot House reopens for carry-out beginning May 22

May 21, 2020 7:04 p.m.

After a full two-month closure, the newly rebranded Captain Pabst Pilot House (formerly the Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom) at 1037 W. Juneau Ave. has announced that it will be re-opening to offer beer for carry-out just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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Support the Pabst Theater Group with new merch, masks and more

May 20, 2020 9:59 a.m.

A part of the group's #ReviveLiveMKE initiative, the Pabst Theater Group's new merchandise collection includes venue-branded masks and bandanas, stickers, a hoodie and sweatpants - all helping keep these Milwaukee institutions afloat.