Harambee

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Bader announces renovation of 1910 building, names two tenants

Published Sept. 25, 2019

A couple years ago, Bader Philanthropies, Inc., renovated a beautiful old King Drive building into its new headquarters and now the foundation has announced that it will renovate a former bank across the street into a home for a new restaurant/cafe and holistic wellness center.

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Urban Spelunking: A former tavern & new home for Victory Garden

Published June 14, 2018

Earlier this year, Victory Garden Initiative announced that it would purchase a former corner tavern at 3279 N. Richards St. in Harambee and renovate it for its new Farmhouse - A Place to Gather and Create. We go inside the building and its history.

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Nearly 1,000 volunteers participate in massive Harambee cleanup

Published May 27, 2018

Nearly 1,000 volunteers helped clean 160 city blocks in the Harambee neighborhood on a recent Saturday. The three-hour cleanup spanned Interstate 43 east to Holton Street and Capitol Drive south to North Avenue, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Victory Garden plans purchase of former tavern for The Farmhouse

Published March 29, 2018

Victory Garden Initiative is preparing to purchase a building across from its Urban Farm to create the Farmhouse - A Place to Gather and Create, where the nonprofit will help Milwaukeeans grow their own food. A Farm-to-Table Cafe is also part of the plan.

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Our 2018 Milwaukee resolutions

Published Dec. 29, 2017

When talking about New Year's resolutions, some of us wondered if they're even a thing anymore. While some of us may make them for ourselves, we decided that it would be more interesting to share our hopes - resolutions, if you will - for Milwaukee in 2018.

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Habitat for Humanity plans expansion into Midtown, Harambee

Published July 22, 2017

In July, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity announced plans to invest $9 million over the next three years in the Midtown neighborhood between North and Lisbon Avenues and between 25th and 30th Streets, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Urban Spelunking: The "other" Grand Theater

Published May 9, 2017

For many Milwaukeeans, mention of The Grand Theater conjures images of 1980s Wisconsin Avenue. But long before the palatial Warner Theater was recast as The Grand to complement the opening of The Grand Avenue Mall, there was the neighborhood Grand Theater on Holton Street.

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Bader breaks ground on new Harambee headquarters project

Published May 9, 2017

On Monday, Bader Philanthropies staff, the Bader family, local notables and others gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of the Bader Philanthropies Global Headquarters at 3318 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. in the Harambee neighborhood.