On July 1, protesters painted "Defund the police" in huge letters in the southbound lanes of Water Street, facing City Hall, between Kilbourn Avenue and Wells Street.
On Wednesday, artist Radcliffe Bailey's sculpture, "Pensive," returned to Milwaukee for installation in the plaza in front of the new BMO Tower, 790 N. Water St.
According to a Facebook post, Bar Louie's last day of service was Saturday, Jan. 25.
After two years in business, Wild Planet Hospitality Group owners Drew Deuster and JJ Kovacovich have decided to close DiModa Pizza & Hotspot, 1758 N. Water St.
Elwood's Liquor & Tap will soon open on Water Street in the former Rosie's Water Works, 1111 N. Water St. Rosie's closed in 2018 after 30 years in business.
The pocket park that has been a part of Marcus Corporation's potential plan to build a new development along the curve at Knapp Street, where Water Street bends to the northeast, is about to become a reality.
After 36 years as an anchor bar on Water Street, Rosie's Water Works closed this summer and will reopen shortly under new ownership and with a new concept.
Just like Water Street's summer tune-up, Broadway in Downtown Milwaukee got a full refresh this past weekend, brightened with a new pavement job.
Irgens closed on its acquisition of the 20-story BMO Harris Bank office building, adjacent seven-level parking structure and an adjoining surface parking lot Downtown where construction will begin on the new 25-story BMO Harris Financial Center.
Downtown Milwaukee continues to shine today as one of its main thoroughfares gets a new, fresh repaving.
BMO Harris Bank announced this morning that it will replace its seven-story parking garage on Water and Wells Streets with a 25-story office tower expected to be open by late 2019. The BMO Harris Financial Center will also include a new parking structure facing Broadway.
If you are young(ish), headed out on a warm Saturday night and want to go drinking Downtown, you have your choice of four distinctly different areas and crowds to join. As an Uber driver, I spend lots of time in all four places.
Rarely have I felt the pressure to write one of these spelunking stories so quickly. But, in this case, time might be of the essence. That's because last week I got a tour of the trio of buildings that were home to Laacke and Joys before it vacated a couple years ago and demolition was expected to start if not quite any minute, then certainly any day.
Bookended by AJ Bombers and Water Street Brewery, Water Street is famous for three Bs: bars, burgers and bros. The tightly packed combination of those things has made the area a popular nighttime hot spot. Yet amongst all of the bars and clubs is something unexpected: A. Werner Silversmith, a buried treasure - quite literally considering its glass cases and shelves containing shimmering, beautifully repaired silver pieces - hiding in plain sight.
The old Habhegger Wheel and Axle building at 1701 N. Water St., near Brady, is completely down now and Wangard's project to bring residences and retail to the space is underway.