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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Urban spelunking: David Barnett Gallery / Henry H. Button House

June 3, 2019 9:02 a.m.

It's difficult to imagine how Prospect Avenue on the lower East Side once looked, lined on both sides with stately 19th century mansions. But, thankfully, at least a few examples survive to give us an idea. One of the loveliest is 1875 Italianate home, at 1024 E. State St., that has been home to the David Barnett Gallery for nearly 35 years.

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New Saint Kate Arts Hotel edges closer toward launch

May 30, 2019 2:02 p.m.

The Saint Kate Arts Hotel, which replaces the InterContinental Milwaukee at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., has been edging closer to its June 4 opening day. This morning we returned for another look around and here's what we saw.

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10 ways to dine during Downtown Dining Week

May 30, 2019 8:01 a.m.

The toughest part of participating in Downtown Dining Week is deciding where to go. So our Lori Fredrich scoured the menus of the 30-plus participating restaurants and laid out 10 diverse options (five lunches and five dinners) for your dining pleasure.