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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You need to see inside this 1888 dairy set to become a new Deer District hotel

May 14, 2019 9:01 a.m.

You really can't miss the place if you pass by. And if you've seen the 1888 Second Empire building with the mansard roof at 419 W. Vliet St. in the Haymarket -- it's painted blue -- you'd definitely remember. Built in 1888 by William P. Froehlich as a paper warehouse, a new plan would convert it quickly to a hotel.

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On the Burger Trail: The burger at Birch + Butcher

May 13, 2019 1:01 p.m.

If you appreciate the nuanced flavors offered up by hearth-fired cooking, you're sure to appreciate Birch + Butcher, where any number of ingredients and dishes -- from breads and vegetables to meats -- are treated to smoking or roasting over a hot wood fire. That includes the restaurant's burger.

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The Bucks sent a salty gift to Paul Pierce

May 10, 2019 10:36 a.m.

ESPN's Paul Pierce had a chance to own up to his now-legendarily incorrect Bucks-Celtics pick during last night's NBA coverage. Instead, he may have just made things worse with Milwaukee.

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The Bucks' series win against the Celtics by the numbers

May 9, 2019 11:31 a.m.

From the opening tip-off, the Bucks had Boston's number, and it was clear from the beginning that only one team was flying back to New England this week. Here's Milwaukee's big Game 5 victory by the numbers.

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5 questions for "American Girl Live" writer Sandy Rustin

May 9, 2019 11:02 a.m.

If American Girl doesn't already feel real enough at your house, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts hosts "American Girl Live" May 14-19 in Vogel Hall as part of its Off Broadway Series. We talked to the show's writer, Sandy Rustin.