West Side

The West Side of Milwaukee is a broad swath of very diverse neighborhoods, from Concordia and Story Hill to Enderis Park and Lenox Heights and many more.

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New owners give Fred's Frozen Custard a boost

July 2, 2020 1:01 p.m.

Last year, when Sam Kassel and Alex Ogden saw that their neighborhood custard stand was for sale, they took a leap and bought it. They've improved the food and the custard and used the shutdown to renovate.


Urban spelunking: Acts Housing / former St. Michael's convent

June 2, 2020 9:02 a.m.

You can see the soaring St. Michael's Catholic Church steeple - the second-tallest in town - from everywhere in its West Side neighborhood. But get close and at least as striking as the church is the 1885 former convent at 2414 W. Vliet St., now home to Acts Housing.


Urban spelunking: Washington Park bandshell / Blatz Temple of Music

May 21, 2020 9:02 a.m.

Most Wednesday nights during the summer, there's music at the beautiful art deco bandshell in Washington Park, thanks to a series curated by Washington Park Neighbors association, which for the past four years has rekindled a longstanding tradition in the park, one that embraces live music to build community.