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Urban spelunking: Shepard Avenue posts

Published Jan. 9, 2020

Recently, reader Katie McMahon asked about the columns that appear on the corner of Shepard Avenue and Locust Street on the East Side, reminding me that like Katie and likely you and most everyone that's ever seen them, I've been curious about them.


Brewery spelunking: Proximity Malt

Published Jan. 2, 2020

Back when this was one of the beer capitals of the world, the city was also home to an impressive array of maltsters. Even today, in a much different brewing environment, Milwaukee is home to two malting companies, including the hometown-born-and-bred Proximity Malt.


Urban spelunking: Malteurop's West Milwaukee malting plant

Published Dec. 30, 2019

The former Froedtert Malt Complex, just off Miller Park Way, at 38th and Grant Streets in West Milwaukee, looks - from a distance - like a small, second downtown, with a skyline profile of its own. We take you inside!


Urban spelunking: Former Greendale Police & Fire Dept. / J&J Contractors

Published Dec. 30, 2019

To think there was talk of tearing it down. And even after its associated building across the street was successful renovated and put to good use. Jason Cyborowski, owner of J&J Contractors, had other ideas for the former fire and police station at 6600 Schoolway in the heart of the Village of Greendale, just west of Broad Street.


Holiday hidden gem: Fluid on 2nd

Published Dec. 27, 2019

You may have noticed that after two decades, Fluid on 2nd, 819 S. 2nd St., in Walker's Point, recently changed its logo. That new design also gave owner Bill Wardlow inspiration for a theme for this year's holiday decor in the tavern, which he describes as, "a progressive gay bar ... open to everyone."

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