As the weather warms, it's time to start dreaming of afternoons spent in the beer garden. And that's exactly what the owners of The Cheel have been doing. In fact, today marks the groundbreaking for an exciting new project called The Baaree.
The Green Team of WI and Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association (WLCA) have embarked on a pro bono community garden project and will soon develop a new community garden at 27th and Richardson, near Downtown Milwaukee.
For almost two decades, the iconic "purple house" sat on the corner of 43rd and Howard, and the entire time, the neighborhood was divided. Some found it to be an eyesore, while others appreciated it as a quirky, iconic landmark. In 2010, the house was torn down but now, the son of the former owners hopes to buy back the land.