It's been nearly two years since The Chancery closed its doors at 2575 N. Downer Ave.
Next door, the former Downer Avenue Einstein Bros. Bagels has been closed since July 2006.
Together, these vacant spaces suck some of the life out of one of Milwaukee's truly historic and walkable avenues.
I haven't heard much lately about either address, so I thought I would open it up to you for ideas, insight and input.
What are your thoughts for the best use of the former Chancery and Einstein's spaces on Downer Avenue? Chime in via the Talkback feature below.
With new streetscaping and a new year, hope springs eternal and new ideas are needed.
I know Pizza Man is probably looking to reopen at the same location, but they might be an interesting fit for the old Chancery space.
Also, the whole Alderman Kovac's father/Parking Structure lawsuit is a farce. The city bends over backwards to accomodate Kovac's wishes due to his son's political pull, and then he sues them for doing so. If anyone's looking to run against Kovac and needs some dirt, the shenanigans with the parking structure are a good place to start.
We need a pet store in this area. The grocery stores and drug stores carry dog and cat food but what about those of us with other pets? It's a long bus ride or drive to get to the nearest pet store. A locally owned pet store that sells pet supplies for all pets would be ideal in this location. As a bonus, the store could also offer pet training classes and occasionally serve as satellite adoption center for local animal shelters and rescues.
A kitchen boutique would do quite well on Downer. Where you can purchase those (extremely) hard to find kitchen utensils & necessities and some specialty spices, oils & deli items. It would compliment Breadsmith's, Sendik's & Downer Wine & Spirits.
And most of Boris' success if due to having the former alderman in his pocket. One has to wonder if the former alderman didn't run for re-election so he could distance himself from his connection to Boris (and possible criminal charges). I only hope that the new alderman doesn't fall under the spell of Boris and his Russian mafia money laundering.
Show me the other 24 Talkbacks
29 comments about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Jeff Sherman
Published March 26, 2015
Courtesy of our friends at the Hunger Task Force, we have a meet and greet opportunity for you. Just read on to bid on a chance to win two great seats for Hunt's show on April 4 at The Rave and you'll also score a meet and greet with this rising country star.
Published March 21, 2015
This interview was a real treat. It was an opportunity for me to sit down with not only a former boss, Joe Sweeney, but a friend, adviser and mentor who's helped motivate, guide and inspire me.
Published March 9, 2015
Verlo and its recently-renovated flagship store at 6501 W. Layton Ave. wants to change how your shop for sleep. The Milwaukee-maker of mattresses isn't alone in wanting to solve our sleep challenges or change our minds about what we want and need in a mattress. It is, though, unique in its transparent, modern and comfortable approach.
Published March 3, 2015
Dwight Hopfauf is a former Milwaukee resident and the former assistant general manger at Milwaukee's Hilton City Center in Downtown. These days he's basking in "The Bachelor" limelight at Hotel Julien Dubuque.
Published Feb. 27, 2015
The Celebrities section of GQ (digital and print in March) features a story with Swedish Canadian actress Malin Akerman. The photos showcase the actress with the Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Published Feb. 24, 2015
The first phase of construction officially begins today on an 85,000-square foot, two-level flagship Roundy's Metro Market in the Village of Shorewood. Completion is estimated for January 2016.
Published Feb. 23, 2015
Out for a few beers. Boom. Killed a young woman, and the driver's off to jail. It's a sad story that should have an impact.
Published Feb. 18, 2015
Cold doesn't bother us. We wear hats. And, these days, Bucks hats seem to be everywhere,
Published Feb. 12, 2015
Amazon Prime's "Mozart in the Jungle" is the exact reason why today's news from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announcing that music director Edo de Waart will step down is so very interesting.
Published Feb. 10, 2015
A new, international and insanely cool bars list includes a Milwaukee favorite. And, it's one of only three U.S. stops on the list.