With Aveda moving its Institute of Beauty and Wellness a few blocks east to 327 E. St. Paul Ave., its marquee space at the Mayer Building at 342 N. Water St. is available.
Itâ€™s a gateway location with exceptional visibility on a high profile corner.Â More than 75,000 cars pass it daily, and itâ€™s situated within walking distance for nearly all of greater Downtownâ€™s more than 12,000 residents.Â
There are 12,490 square feet available for lease. Â
So, what do you want to see here?Â What would work?Â What wouldnâ€™t?Â Itâ€™s a stoneâ€™s throw from the Milwaukee Public Market and just calls out for something big. Â Â
Chime in with the Talkbacks. Â
I think that Art's Performing Center should move to the Mayer Building.
A Brennan's or some sort of indoor farmer's market would be good. I know that the one they had just closed, but seriously... they did a bad job marketing that place. I didn't even know it was there until after it closed.
John | Jan. 27, 2011 at 3:36 p.m. (report)
I could definitely see retail, but a restaurant might be tougher. It would be expensive to convert the space and there are other options in the area to put in a full service restaurant. Maybe something with a minimal/limited kitchen like a coffee house, although there is already Starbucks practically nextdoor. Pottery Barn might be a good fit for the neighborhood, or maybe White House | Black Market. I would love to see an independent bookstore there, but there are very few of those left and certainly not any new ones popping up anywhere.
Why must it be retail or restaurant? I'd rather see something related to the arts or theater put in, perhaps another gallery. Otherwise I could see maybe a large real estate brokerage moving their offices into the space.
Fondue. Wasn't Melting Pot looking at the Third Ward a while back?
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