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A peek at the artwork inside the soon-to-open East Side Snack Boys

Published June 24, 2020

As Snack Boys prepares to open its new East Side location in the former Hotel Foster / Globe East, 2028 E. North Ave., next week, we got another peek at the colorful murals painted inside over the winter by local installation artist Kristina Rolander.

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East Side dining guide

Published Oct. 25, 2019

For decades, the East Side has been home to some of Milwaukee's best restaurants, bars and shops and one of the social and cultural hubs of the city. The East Side offers an array of delectable and eclectic eats for everyone from humble college students to well-off professionals.

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5 reasons to attend the annual Tomato Romp this weekend

Published Sept. 5, 2018

It's almost time for the 12th annual Tomato Romp, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8. And you won't want to miss this East Side festival celebrating food, drink and the gratifyingly splatterific pleasure of throwing overripe tomatoes.

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Urban Spelunking: Schwantes / Welke's House of Roses building

Published May 30, 2018

Anyone who has passed the distinctive retail building on the northeast corner of 56th and North will recognize its quirky-looking tower with the green oxidized copper point and the hexagonal, one-handed clock with letters instead of numbers. Those letters spell out the name Schwantes and the letters B and G. But what does it mean?

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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.

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Urban Spelunking: Former BBC & Hotel Foster complex

Published March 22, 2018

Researching the four-building complex on the northwest corner of Farwell and North - which most of us know as the former homes to G-Daddy's BBC and The Globe/The Hotel Foster - is like untangling a complicated web. New owner Josh Jeffers says renovating it will be much the same.

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Legacy Lofts will transform old Blommer Ice Cream factory into apartments

Published Nov. 8, 2017

Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 8 at for the new Legacy Lofts project, 1500 W. North Ave. The former Blommer Ice Cream factory - and an adjacent lot - will be transformed into 64 units of mixed-income housing and retail.

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Another change on North Avenue?

Published Nov. 6, 2017

Considering all the recent changes in the neighborhood, it's not surprising The Eastsider, 1732 E. North Ave., might morph, too.