Trying to pin down an exact time that the implosion of the roof of the Bradley Center will take place on Sunday? We now have an answer.
If you build it, they will come. They being the National Hockey League. That was the hope (dream?) that led to the construction of the Bradley Center 30 years ago. Three decades later, that arena is being dismantled and Milwaukee still has no NHL franchise.
For Ben Juech, The Bradley Center is all about his dad. "In the 23 years since we lost him," he writes. "no place has connected us more."
This summer, signage began to come down from the Bradley Center. Now, work continues to ready the building for deconstruction. This week, Habitat MKE's ReStore team is salvaging saleable material from the old arena for its three area locations.
Thanks to Milwaukeean Karl Bandow, who found a treasure trove of old Kodachrome half-frame slides of Milwaukee in an antiques store, we can offer up these gorgeous photos of the city as it appeared in the 1980s.
BMO Harris Bradley Center raised more than $160,000 in an auction of memorabilia, representatives of the venue said today, including $25,000 for a guitar signed by Prince.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center will auction off sports- and music-related memorabilia it has collected over the course of its 30-year lifespan, including a pink paisley Fender Telecaster signed by Prince in 1997.
I've seen 19th-century graffiti, famous names, recent penmanship and more. Here is a sampling of some of the hidden graffiti I've found on my Urban Spelunking travels in the Milwaukee area, with links to more in-depth stories on each place.
While concert announcements for the new Bucks arena have been trickling out already, don't turn out the lights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center quite yet. The soon-to-be-no-more arena announced today that pop hard rockers Bon Jovi will perform there on Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The members of DNA MKE, a group of residents and business owners in Downtown Milwaukee, believe the land upon which the Bradley Center currently stands should be converted to green space, including a dog park, once the building is torn down.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center is entering its final season, and to celebrate 30 years as a landmark of metropolitan Milwaukee, the Downtown venue announced it will host a rare, behind-the-scenes and free public open house on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"What will you remember?" That question lingered over Tuesday's press conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center - so much so we decided to go around the OnMilwaukee staff and contribute our own answers before its final year begins.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center today unveiled plans for its 30th and final season, a sports, entertainment and community-filled celebration of the generosity and legacy of Jane Bradley Pettit and her unprecedented gift to the people of Wisconsin.
It's teed up to be one of the best shows this year, and judging from the buzz, reviews and what I'm hearing from FM 106's Kerry Wolfe - Eric Church's "Holdin' My Own Tour" - that rolls into the BMO Harris Bradley Center Friday night - will rock Milwaukee's Good Friday night with nearly 40 tunes and 3+ hours of music.
Beginning today, three of the four locations for Refuge Cafe - a popular fast casual cafe specializing in smoothies, juices and healthy wraps and take-away items - will close. But according to owner Joshua Janis, the closure is temporary for most of the locations.