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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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Local artist Kpolly chats about his fascination with faces and butts

Oct. 17, 2016 5:56 p.m.

Fans of Milwaukee Film certainly know Kristopher Pollard, the organization's affable membership manager. But this weekend, they'll be able to get to know Kpolly, the artist, thanks to his upcoming "Slap Fights" gallery, opening Friday night at Hot Pop.


Third Ward dining guide

Oct. 8, 2016 11:01 a.m.

These days, dining options are as plentiful as fashion boutiques and galleries in the Historic Third Ward.


Rapid Review: Tre Rivali brunch

Oct. 7, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Next time you plan a day to peruse the boutiques in the Third Ward, it's worthwhile to consider starting your day with brunch at Tre Rivali. The dining room is bright and comfortable, and the menu contains options for just about everyone.


Skylight's "Violet" never gets out of first gear

Oct. 4, 2016 3:03 p.m.

For a play that takes place largely on a cross-country trip on a Greyhound bus, "Violet" never really gets out of first gear. The story of the disfigured young girl from North Carolina opened at Skylight, kicking off the company's 58th season.


Next Act's "The Taming" is a perfectly timed political blast

Oct. 2, 2016 1:03 p.m.

`Tis the season of weird politics in America, with two presidential candidates whom nobody seems to love and a country divided into red and blue with almost no white to be found. And with perfect timing comes Next Act's production of "The Taming."


Sláinte! The Irish Pub celebrates 10 years

Sept. 30, 2016 9:01 a.m.

It's been a decade since John Duggan, Tom Coffey and Ed Stritch bought the Third Ward building at 124 N. Water St. and transformed the space from the iconic M&M Club to The Irish Pub. This Sunday, it's time to celebrate a decade in business.


Rivalry sports bar and restaurant set to open in October

Sept. 27, 2016 10:10 a.m.

In June, we reported that a new sports bar and restaurant called Rivalry would be opening at 223 N. Water St. in the former home of Rustico. Right now, it looks like the venue is on track to open Oct. 20 - just in time for the Packers to play the Bears.


Clear Water Outdoor in the Third Ward is closing

Sept. 15, 2016 12:18 p.m.

Clear Water Outdoor, an adventure/ sports retailer located at 250 N. Water St. in the Third Ward, will close by mid October. The company's Lake Geneva and Delafield shops will remain open.