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MMAC to move headquarters to The Avenue

Published May 28, 2020

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) has reached an agreement to move its offices to The Avenue, and is set to begin occupancy of a space in the newly renovated Milwaukee landmark later this year.

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8 images of Downtown's old Grand Avenue Mall

Published May 18, 2020

I'll always have a soft spot for the Grand Avenue Mall. Because, even if just for a bit, it did its part to bring happiness back Downtown. Here are some photos from across the Grand Avenue Mall era.

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Progress report: New GRAEF-USA offices in the former Grand Avenue

Published Oct. 24, 2019

Back in March, we took you inside the former Shops of Grand Avenue mall to show you how work was progressing on converting part of the space into the new 3rd Street Market Hall food hall. Here's a new update on GRAEF's offices in the same former mall area.

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A look inside the conversion of the Grand Avenue into The Avenue

Published March 28, 2019

The plan to convert the former Shops of Grand Avenue into office space with some retail and a first-floor food hall, called 3rd Street Market Hall - and the Plankinton Arcade's upper shops to apartments - is well underway. Take a look inside.

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MCHS' Brew City MKE beer museum announces closing

Published Feb. 27, 2019

The Brew City MKE Beer Museum, which the Milwaukee County Historical Society opened in October 2017 as a pilot museum in a former restaurant space at The Shops of Grand Avenue, will close for good at last call on March 3, but could pop up again in a new location.

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Boston Store memories

Published April 18, 2018

I read the news this week that Boston Store and its parent company Bon-Ton is finally throwing in the towel, and my first two thoughts were: That's a sad end for a Milwaukee pillar. How did it survive so long?

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9 views of a potential Grand Avenue makeover

Published April 25, 2016

After putting together a design team to look at ways to transform The Shops of Grand Avenue, the property's owners today released a series of renderings showing ways the mall could be converted into a mix of large office spaces, retail - including a grocery store - and more.

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"Spread The Nudes" will bring vulgarity and humor to the musical stage

Published Feb. 4, 2015

"Spread The Nudes," which will be at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative, 161. W. Wisconsin Ave., on Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14, centers on the rise and fall of a Christian rock band Spread the News -- who is unfortunately known as "Spread the Nudes" to most -- and their trials and tribulations. It's been described as a "rude and crude."

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Grand Avenue mall sale finalized

Published Nov. 19, 2014

The sale of the 293,596-square foot Shops of Grand Avenue to Alliance Capital Invest was finalized today according to the mall's general manager Courtney Groff.

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Director Leda Hoffmann courts controversy with "Phaedra's Love"

Published May 21, 2014

Most directors go into their next show with a sense of excitement, the thrill of a new show in its earliest stages of life. However, before Leda Hoffmann began putting together and planning her staging of divisive British playwright Sarah Kane's "Phaedra's Love" - a modern retelling of the classic Greek tale - for The World's Stage Theatre Company, opening this weekend, the theater director felt one thing in particular. Horror.

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Quick bite: Chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse

Published Oct. 21, 2013

If you read my last "quick bite" and then this one, you might think I eat a lot of salads. I wish I ate more of them. But there are a few in town that I really like, and at the top of the list is the chicken cashew salad at La Delicatesse in the Grand Avenue Mall.