One of the most exciting projects about to get underway at the former Pabst Brewery complex on the edge of Downtown is the conversion of the 165,000-square foot Pabst distribution facility into the new home of MKE Brewing Co., currently underway.
When Preservation Park was unveiled on the southeast corner of 10th and Juneau recently it marked the arrival of the second park near that intersection in the heart of the booming for Pabst Brewery neighborhood dubbed simply, "The Brewery."
This morning there was a topping off ceremony at the site of the new Hyatt Place Hotel being built at The Brewery, which looks like one big construction site these days.
Milhaus announces it has broken ground on two ground-up buildings at the former Pabst Brewery complex which are projected to open in 2018. The 274-unit Vim and Vigor apartments will include 7,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of Juneau Avenue and 10th Street.
Pabst's return to the former brewery site - via a micro-brewery and tasting room in the former First German Methodist Church/Forst Keller restaurant - was projected to open by summer. But a fall 2016 opening is now more likely.
A year before it is slated to open in the former Pabst Brewery's Building 29, the new international student housing development under construction at 10th and Highland was open Monday for peek into the progress.
No more phillies on Brady. But, there might be more coming at the former Pabst bottling house.
Talk of the siting of a new arena is in full swing now. It seems like all of Milwaukee is a-buzz. While a number of potential sites are on the map, the Park East still makes sense.
Recently, the 19th century cream city brick former Pabst bottling plant -- currently in the pre-development phase of a residential project aimed at university students -- was enclosed by a cyclone fence, but work hasn't started just yet. That seems about to change, according to Zilber Property Group.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a bit like Milwaukee's own Mont Saint-Michel. Its imposing Gothic spires sprout from a high point in the city, soaring above everything around it. But, geographically, it also feels a bit cut off, like the French religious site at high tide, with the expressway to the west, the freeway-like McKinley Boulevard to the south. You can see it from everywhere, but it's not immediately clear how to reach it. Trust me, it's worth the minor effort of getting there.
Kip Gasparek tells me that he's been hired by Best Place to book live music into Best Place, the tavern that inhabits the historic Pabst Brewery headquarters, 901 W. Juneau Ave.
On Monday, I tweeted that The Brewery, the complex of former Pabst Brewing Co. buildings on the northwest edge of Downtown, needs a coffee shop. That resulted in a tour this morning.
A development on the northwest side of Downtown has taken a step forward.
The weekend is close, but not quite here. How do you pass the time? Perhaps a new CD, a stroll through an up-and-coming neighborhood, a new lunch spot or a cool drink will get you to the weekend.
Joseph Zilber, who founded Towne Realty and later Zilber, Ltd. and was a leading philanthropist in the Milwaukee area, died Friday morning at a Wauwatosa hospice. He was 92.