East side bid


East Side BID hosts first fitness crawl

Published April 8, 2019

Milwaukee jumps into the fitness crawl craze on Saturday, April 27 as six East Side fitness facilities participate in The East Side Business Improvement District's first fitness crawl.


New murals for Black Cat Alley

Published April 20, 2018

This weekend, Black Cat Alley - a gallery of murals literally in an alley on Milwaukee's East Side - will kick off the installment of two new murals.


Urban Spelunking: Colectivo on Prospect

Published Oct. 3, 2017

Before 1997, you wouldn't likely have noticed the low-slung building at 2211 N. Prospect Ave. Now, it's hard to imagine it as anything other than the first Colectivo cafe, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.


FreshFin Poke to host grand opening on Jan. 28

Published Jan. 19, 2017

FreshFin Poké (po-kay) is Milwaukee's first poké restaurant and will be hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, Jan. 28. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as free tastings of FreshFin's signature bowls.


Two new East Side additions

Published Dec. 16, 2009

According to East Side BID Executive Director Jim Plaisted, Milwaukee's East Side is finally filling a couple of its vacant storefront holes.


East Side Open Market moves to Thursday

Published March 11, 2008

Entering its eighth season, The East Side Open Market announced today that it is moving from its former Saturday morning slot to Thursdays, from 3 to 7 p.m.


Urban Outfitters is coming to Milwaukee

Published June 6, 2007

This morning, a construction worker at the Kenilworth Building on Milwaukee's East Side confirmed the pending arrival of Urban Outfitters.


Could an arts incubator revive the East Side art community?

Published Dec. 6, 2005

Addressing the issue of artists and arts type businesses finding it harder and harder to work or own space on the expensive East Side, The East Side BID No. 20 is proposing an East Side arts incubator -- potentially making the East Side a year-round arts destination.