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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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Urban spelunking: Former Jennaro Brothers warehouse

July 26, 2016 9:02 a.m.

It's been 11 years since Commission Row gasped its last breath. Now, the building at 322 N. Broadway that hung on until the end of the street's run as a produce hub is being redeveloped into retail and office space. We go inside and take a look.

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My first spin through a SPIRE Fitness spin class

July 25, 2016 8:02 p.m.

OnMilwaukee intern Lily Wellen had never before done a spin class like the one she tried at SPIRE Fitness. It was very high energy ... and kind of insane. See what other thoughts she had during this crazy exercise experience.

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German Fest: July 29-31

July 24, 2016 6:06 a.m.

Milwaukee's German Fest, North America's largest German celebration, provides an ample supply of lederhosen, polkas and pilsner, but it also prides itself on being the most traditional German event in North America.

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Vans Warped Tour: July 26

July 22, 2016 6:16 a.m.

This day-long music marathon has been called "punk rock summer camp" in some circles, co-mingling punk, alternative, emo, hardcore, ska and a touch of hip-hop at a bargain price - 75 bands for about $48 (after fees).

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Nostalgia meets Asian inspiration at dandan, which opens next week

July 20, 2016 3:35 p.m.

The wait for dandan, the new restaurant from chefs Dan Van Rite and Dan Jacobs - and one of the most anticipated openings of 2016 - is nearly over. And we have a first look at the space, menu and experience that awaits Milwaukeeans in the Third Ward.

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A Summerfest 50 wish list

July 18, 2016 6:56 p.m.

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

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I miss you already, Summerfest

July 12, 2016 11:57 a.m.

There's something missing this week: the energy, buzz and excitement that only Summerfest brings. As the state's economic and entertainment center, Milwaukee gets most of the love, but with healthy arteries and suburbs, everyone wins when Summerfest shines.

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Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig

July 11, 2016 3:46 p.m.

Summerfest 2016 is over. While the folks behind the festival are already looking ahead to next year's big half-century celebration, we wanted to take one final glance back at the Big Gig that was: the good, the bad and the Johnny Depp.