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Urban spelunking video: A close-up look at the iconic Pabst sign

Published Oct. 6, 2015

There are few more iconic images in Milwaukee than the Pabst sign that spans Juneau Avenue at 10th Street, connecting the old malt house on the southwest corner with the former brewhouse on the northwest corner. The sign is instantly recognizable and, especially now that Pabst is coming back to the site to brew beer in the former Forst Keller Restaurant and Pabst training center, it's been an extremely visible symbol of the city's brewing history. It's also a pretty cool place to visit.


City Plan Commission approves Pabst's new microbrewery project

Published Sept. 22, 2015

Milwaukee's City Plan Commission yesterday approved architects' Engberg Anderson's plan to rehab and add onto the former First German Methodist Church - later dubbed Building 23 after Pabst purchased it - at 1037 W. Juneau Ave. That means the project can now officially move forward.


Urban spelunking: Engine Co. No. 3

Published Sept. 14, 2015

There's something about an old fire house. Even a crumbling one. Thirty years ago, the old Engine Co. No. 3 house at 217 W. National Ave. was already rough around the edges and sitting unused for the intervening decades did little to improve things. But, still, the place held an allure for restaurateur Peter Sandroni, whose acclaimed La Merenda sits just a block and a half east.


9 off-limits Miller Park spots you can visit this weekend

Published Sept. 11, 2015

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, you can tour Miller Park - including many places the public never gets to see - as well as enjoy features like the play areas, the Selig Experience and more. For free.


10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 8, 2015

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Historic Milwaukee has asked me to list some of my favorite sites included in this year's event and here they are, followed by a few of the sites that top my wish list.

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