For a variety of reasons, I've been thinking about Front Street, which now seems so ironically named, fronting as it does onto nothing and serving as the ultimate definition of a Milwaukee "backstreet." In my mind, I see something much different that can be seen on the block today.
Remember when there were jazz clubs in Milwaukee? Not just one or two places, but a whole scene of venues providing a stage not only for local musicians but for the giants of the music, those cats who would later become jazz legends? No, sadly, most of us don't.