I'm not saying I'm "pro" or I'm "con" (I'll leave it up to you to guess), but I just can't believe that Milwaukee will actually ever:
- Build a streetcar
- Win a World Series again
- Tear down the Hoan Bridge
- Put a bike lane on the Hoan Bridge
- Vote for a Republican mayor, governor, senator
- Build a building taller than the US Bank Building
- Revitalize the Grand Avenue Mall
- Get an IKEA
- Build a Downtown movie theater
- Build a statue of Bob Uecker at Miller Park
- Turn the Park East corridor into a lively collection of shops, hotels and apartments
- Stop selling beer on Sundays
- Put a Chinese mall in Northridge
- Experience a season without construction on some part of I-94
Anyways, I'm guessing the author meant these things as unlikely to happen, wasn't necessarily giving his opinion of them.
Obviously some of these things will happen, but if I had to put money on it, I doubt most would. I would like to see most of those things happen though.
milROCKeeguy, what a totally ignorant and most of all bewildering comment to make. I'm actually still trying to wrap my head around it. Normally I find OMC's unabashed homer-ism to be nauseating, that is why I found the tone of this particular article to be so out-of-the-ordinary, especially considering who wrote it. Just because I don't think Milwaukee is perfect doesn't mean I should have to leave. Perhaps it is attitudes like yours that leads to the massive "brain drain" in the region. FYI, if I were to leave Milwaukee it sure as hell would not be for some bland, conservative suburb like South Milwaukee. I'd most likely go west again to greener pastures: Portland, Seattle, Denver, etc. Places where the suburbs and city function as one cohesive entity, regions with excellent infrastructure and adequate public transportation, you know, the things Milwaukee currently lacks.
EastSideMKE, you also have a great attitude. Read the begining of the article...this was just his thoughts. These are common thoughts of most Milwaukeeans. OMC does a great job of promoting the city, and you can tell in most articles that they love it. Seems like you're a little grumpy about it, and maybe should move from the east side to somewhere more fitting...maybe new name SouthMKE?
Nice article Andy. I would love an IKEA but also, do not think it would ever happen. I'm not a fan of statues, but Uecker definitely deserves one. Also a big fan of a downtown movie theater, why not? And my last thing...if they stop selling beer on Sunday, I will move. That would be the last straw!
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