Lakefront

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Whitefish Bay commission votes to allow razing of 1928 Richard Philipp mansion

Published April 22, 2020

According to a report Wednesday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Village of Whitefish Bay's Architectural Review Commission recently voted unanimously to allow owner John Brodersen - who owns a number of fast food franchises in the area - to tear down the six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home and build a new one in its stead.

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100 things to do at Summerfest

Published July 2, 2019

The big list for the Big Gig is back and better than ever. In the spirit of our trademark articles, here's the exclusive OnMilwaukee 100 things to do at Summerfest list.

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10 views of 1990s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 25, 2018

Sometimes, the `90s in Milwaukee feel like a distant memory; other times I can't believe they're so long gone. But then I looked at some of the photos I took while building the shell of what would eventually become OnMilwaukee, and these scenes seem ancient, indeed.

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Villa Terrace's first Thursday Night in the Garden is July 19

Published July 17, 2018

Thursday nights are about to get a little prettier in Milwaukee. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum will open the Demmer-Neptune Gate on July 19 for the first Thursday Night in the Garden, where the public can enjoy the beautiful Renaissance Garden and its Lake Michigan views.

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9 reasons to go to Bradford Beach this weekend

Published June 15, 2018

Thanks to Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee has a beach that attracts tourists and locals alike. It's free to use, clean (for the most part) and has some great amenities. Here are nine reasons to take a trip to Bradford Beach this weekend.

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Northpoint returns to the lakefront for another year

Published March 15, 2018

After fears that the stand just south of Bradford Beach would once again sit empty after the County received a chilly response to its request for proposals, Bartolotta Restaurants announced today that Northpoint Custard has reached a one-year deal to reopen the stand.

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Discovery World announces $18 million expansion

Published Oct. 3, 2017

Discovery World announced a major expansion and renovation today that will add nearly 20,000 square feet of public space to the museum, which sits on the lakefront at the foot of Clybourn Street.

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Summerfest shares details of new North Gate project

Published Sept. 13, 2017

After opening a new Miller Lite Oasis area at this year's Summerfest and announcing that a new amphitheater would be constructed, Summerfest officials today announced the details of a new North Gate area that will better link the festival grounds to Milwaukee's new Lakefront Gateway and Downtown.

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Summerfest 50 is done, but the three Ds ruled

Published July 10, 2017

Complain as you will about the crowds, construction and whatnot, but those things add to what our Downtown area has worked so hard to get: density, discovery and diversity. Let's explore these important traits as they related to the Big Gig.

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Where do you run, Milwaukee?

Published June 7, 2017

Everyone has their favorite places to run, based on a variety of factors including convenience, location and more. Here are my favorites around town. Tell us which Milwaukee routes inspire your best jogging times and distances.

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Discovery World plans Lakefront expansion and renovation

Published April 10, 2017

Discovery World unveiled a major expansion and renovation to the Lakefront facility that will begin in late summer 2017, adding nearly 20,000 square feet of accessible public space to Wisconsin's largest science and technology center.

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The altercation at the Alternate Site

Published Jan. 2, 2017

By mid-1972, the Alternate Site had settled into peaceful co-existence with its neighbors, the police and ordinary citizens enjoying warm summer days along Milwaukee's lakefront. That is, until July 2, 1972, when an altercation broke out.