NEWaukee has signed a contract to buy the former Schlitz Tivoli Palm Garden, 504 W. National Ave., that was long home to the Milwaukee Ballet, before it decamped to its new Third Ward home last year.
The stories of Milwaukee's longest-lived and most iconic restaurants are, like the story of the city itself - and, indeed, of the United States - are the stories of immigrants. Nowhere is that more apparent than at Three Brothers in Bay View.
Two weeks after cutting the ribbon on its new Baumgartner Center for Dance in the Third Ward, the Milwaukee Ballet has hung a "for sale" sign on its former home at 504 W. National Ave. in Walker's Point.
Though it was not designed to house a tavern, the three-story Hummel-Uihlein building shares architectural features with numerous Schlitz tied houses erected around the same time, and they were all designed by Charles Kirchhoff. We recently went inside.
As the Milwaukee Ballet prepares to move into its new Third Ward digs - still under construction - in September, it is also beginning to say goodbye to its longtime Walker's Point home at 504 W. National Ave., built by Schlitz as its South Side palm garden in 1901.
Lakefront Brewery's 19th-century home has seen a lot of changes on Commerce Street since it was built in 1890. We take a look at some of them here.
Tied-houses - taverns built and owned by breweries - helped make Milwaukee a city of corner bars. More than a century after the tied-house boom in Brew City, these structures have become an iconic architectural feature of the city, too. Here we look at some Schlitz taverns.
Rarely have I felt the pressure to write one of these spelunking stories so quickly. But, in this case, time might be of the essence. That's because last week I got a tour of the trio of buildings that were home to Laacke and Joys before it vacated a couple years ago and demolition was expected to start if not quite any minute, then certainly any day.