Downtown milwaukee

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Downtown gets more murals and a new public art map

Published May 14, 2020

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 and the Downtown Placemaking Task Force have announced artists for two more Downtown murals, including one on the south face of the 2nd Street skywalk that was made public in January.

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How women move Downtown 414-ward

Published Dec. 27, 2019

Without powerhouses like Beth Weirick, Kim Morris, Emily McElwee, Kate Borders, Nancy O'Keefe, Stacie Callies and Stephanie Sherman - among others - Downtown simply wouldn't be what it is today.

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American Family has announced site of new Downtown offices

Published Dec. 5, 2019

American Family Insurance has announced that it will renovate and add to the 110-year-old, Henry Messmer-designed building at 1311 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., to provide office space in Downtown Milwaukee for400 employees.

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414 Bar + Kitchen is serving up local favorites at Cambria Hotel Downtown

Published Oct. 17, 2019

The Cambria Hotel, conveniently located on the edge of Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward is situated just minutes from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, the shores of Lake Michigan and the RiverWalk District. It's also the home of an upscale bistro and bar called 414 Bar + Kitchen.

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Marquette dining guide

Published Oct. 12, 2018

Sick of dorm food? Soxedo giving you stomach aches again? Need a nice place to go for Parents' Weekend? Well, you're in luck because you found this Marquette-area dining guide. Dive in and eat up!

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10 views of 1970s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 23, 2018

Thanks to Milwaukeean and photographer Adam Levin, 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 1970s.

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10 views of 1960s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 22, 2018

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 1970s.

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10 views of 1950s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 21, 2018

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 1950s.

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Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

Published March 14, 2018

Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.

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Proposed Oktoberfest promises to invigorate neglected MacArthur Square

Published Sept. 15, 2017

Something big is coming. And it promises - not only to bring people together in celebration of life and German culture - but also to reinvigorate an urban plaza many have grown to see as a useless eyesore. Are you ready for the largest Oktoberfest in Milwaukee history?

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Joseph Weirick: A tribute from his son

Published July 26, 2017

On Sunday, Milwaukee real estate executive Joseph Weirick died at the age of 58. His son, David, and wrote the following tribute.

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Streetcar rails are being installed Downtown

Published May 12, 2017

Decades after the old streetcars stopped rolling in Brew City, railtrack is returning to Downtown Milwaukee streets. Here are some images and updates of the process on installing infrastructure for the first phase, due to be completed in 2018.

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What's up with the jeans on Downtown light poles?

Published April 6, 2017

If you've been Downtown today, you might have noticed jeans hanging from light poles along West Wisconsin Avenue and perhaps wondered if they were a new trend, like tying a pair of sneakers together in the `70s and launching them up over the overhead utility wires. Nope.