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Living - April 28, 2016
7 views of old Milwaukee having fun
We are deep into spring now, whether or not the weather is playing along, and being Milwaukeeans we can't wait to get outside and enjoy the fun months. Here are seven postcard images showing our forefathers letting loose in old Milwaukee...
Kids & Family - April 27, 2016
Garfield School redevelopment awaiting funding
Last year, the city approved a plan by Maures Development Group to redevelop a set of buildings, including the Henry Koch-designed former Garfield Avenue School, into mixed-income housing, a new America's Black Holocaust Museum and more. What's up?
Music - April 26, 2016
14 defunct 1960s Milwaukee rock clubs
Musician Gary Myers spent a number of years playing in many Milwaukee clubs with his bands The Night Beats, The Darnells and The Cashmeres (Mojo Men, later The Portraits). Fortunately, he also took photographs of the places where he performed.
Marketplace - April 25, 2016
Do new mall renderings reflect Downtown diversity?
The timing of a couple press releases today brings up the question of whether or not the images showing a revamped The Shops of Grand Avenue embrace diversity.
Marketplace - April 25, 2016
9 views of a potential Grand Avenue makeover
After putting together a design team to look at ways to transform The Shops of Grand Avenue, the property's owners today released a series of renderings showing ways the mall could be converted into a mix of large office spaces, retail - including a grocery store - and more.
Music - April 21, 2016
That time Prince gifted the Violent Femmes a song
Shortly after Prince's sudden and tragic death early this afternoon, OnMilwaukee met up with Victor DeLorenzo, who had a fun story and a few thoughts to share about the late musical icon.
Travel & Visitors Guide - April 21, 2016
Urban spelunking: Downtown Transit Center
While the site of the new Downtown Transit Center - at Michigan Street and Lincoln Memorial Drive - had previously been a surface parking lot, some skeptical Milwaukeeans thought a bus depot was ill-suited to Milwaukee's lakefront. Now, it's about to disappear.
Living - April 19, 2016
Milwaukee landscape architect created a verdant plan for a local school
The drawings Milwaukee landscape architect Annette Hoyt Flanders created for the Maryland Avenue School are works of art. What became of these plans and the roughly three-acre site on the city's East Side?
Travel & Visitors Guide - April 17, 2016
5 reasons Milwaukee's excited about The Kimpton Journeyman
A number of new hotels are on the horizon for Milwaukee, but the new Kimpton property -- the first in town -- is among the most anticipated. The Journeyman, on the corner of Broadway and Chicago, should be open by late June. Here are some features attracting the most attention.
Music - April 16, 2016
8 places to feed your vinyl addiction
Here are some of the best places in town to wax musical and feed your PVC addiction.
Music - April 16, 2016
Will HBO's "Vinyl" touch on these 1979 classics?
Recently I was introduced to HBO's "Vinyl," set amid the world of the 1970s rock and roll business in New York. While I wasn't in the music business, I was an NYC rock fan in the '70s and lately a number of reissues of records from 1979 have transported me back.
Buzz - April 12, 2016
This crazy space-age Satellite Hotel could've put Milwaukee on the map
In 2016, Milwaukee is talking about expanding its convention center - the size of which has been called inadequate to draw conventions of a certain scale - on a patch of land on the southwest corner of 4th and Kilbourn. In 1960, things weren't much different.
Travel & Visitors Guide - April 11, 2016
Brushing up on hometown hotels
During last year's Hotel Week, I mentioned that I could tell you more from experience about Chicago hotels than I could about Milwaukee ones, because, well, I live here and so I've very rarely experienced a Brew City hotel. That's changing.
Travel & Visitors Guide - April 11, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn occupies a prime piece of Milwaukee history
You don't even have to step inside to realize that the hotel at 611 N. Broadway in Downtown Milwaukee isn't your run of the mill Hilton Garden Inn. While the mid-priced hotels are pretty much invariably nice, they rarely leave you breathless. This Downtown property just might.
Buzz - April 10, 2016
Gurda and Kodis discuss the Milwaukee flag
As OnMilwaukee prepares to toss its hat into the ring - that is, into the contest to redesign the Milwaukee flag - we asked the guru of Brew City history, who is a judge in the contest, about the history of the flag, what came before it and what ought to come next.
Sports - April 3, 2016
Pena provided a great moment in County Stadium history
Pena's inside-the-park grand slam in 1970 was the late infielder's highest major league achievement and stands as one of only two inside-the-park slams in Brewers' history and the only one in County Stadium.
Travel & Visitors Guide - March 30, 2016
10 photos of Frank Lloyd Wright's stunning Florida Southern campus
Florida Southern College's 100-acre, lakeside campus is the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. If you're not sure you want to visit, check out these images...
Buzz - March 24, 2016
Meat market photo is a window into a disappeared Milwaukee neighborhood
My neighbor has a photo of her parents at the family butcher shop at 1508 N. 10th St., between Cherry and Galena, dating to around 1910-12, and it is a window into an immigrant Milwaukee neighborhood erased by the construction of the freeway.
Dining - March 23, 2016
6 Williams Bay dining gems
Everyone and his mother has been to Lake Geneva. But its neighbor to the west on the north shore of Geneva Lake deserves attention, too. Williams Bay also has a number of good dining spots - more than I even list here - and here are six of them, plus a bonus two in nearby Lake Geneva to check out while you're in the neighborhood.
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