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Articles tagged with 'Downtown'

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Where does the Downtown alderman think a new arena should go?

Published July 31, 2014

Many civic leaders, via the various media in town, have offered opinions. There are several good choices, and I'm certain due diligence will be done before a final selection is made. First, though, I want to know where Ald. Bob Bauman thinks a new entertainment arena should go.

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A Downtown quiz

Published July 28, 2014

In honor of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week -- and the start of State Fair -- I offer up this little quiz. Be the first to post a talkback with correct answers to the questions accompanying all five images and you'll win a pair of State Fair tickets.

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Milwaukee is at its tipping point

Published July 18, 2014

The Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force hosted a panel Friday morning featuring guests from Denver, Oklahoma City and Cleveland - and while topics such as new arena, transit and taxation were covered - the main takeaway was that these visitors feel Milwaukee is at its tipping point culturally, and we need to decide soon which way we're going to go.

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Another Pita Pit for Milwaukee

Published July 17, 2014

A Pita Pit will move into the space that was formerly a Quizno's, 229 E. Wisconsin Ave. This is the second Pita Pit to open in Milwaukee. The other is located at 2224 N. Farwell Ave. on Milwaukee's East Side.

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Double your Downtown market pleasure today

Published July 16, 2014

It's Wednesday, so that means Westown in greater Downtown Milwaukee. Today, it also means the new Night Market from Newaukee on the parking lot between 4th and 5th on Wisconsin Avenue.

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Should the County sell O'Donnell Park to NML?

Published July 10, 2014

Northwestern Mutual has proposed purchasing O'Donnell Park from Milwaukee County for $14 million, though according the the plan NML would receive a $1.3 million credit to pay for parking structure maintenance. The public would still have access to the park, pavilions and parking structure. Is this in the long-term best interest of Milwaukee?

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The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is born

Published June 26, 2014

Today, board members and staff of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) - which owns and operates the Milwaukee Arena (formerly the U.S. Cellular Arena), Wisconsin Center and Milwaukee Theatre - announced a new, official sponsor and partner for the Milwaukee Arena: UWM.

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A Downtown walk is well worth your time

Published June 20, 2014

Walking through Downtown Milwaukee at lunch is far from a walk spoiled, it's a walk to be cherished and one full of collisions and connections. This is why I love my walks through Downtown.

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Today we're gonna party like it's 1914

Published June 12, 2014

The building in which I work, now called CityCenter, but built as the imposing headquarters of the First National Bank, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its opening today with a huge bash at the building, 735 N. Water St., and on the streets outside (weather permitting). Admission to the bash, which has three stages of live music, dancing, cocktails and more, is free, and it kicks off at 4 p.m.

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Public and private sectors collaborate to push Park East development

Published June 10, 2014

This morning Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele and Jim Barry of the Commercial Association of Realtors (CARW) held a press conference on the site of demolished Sydney Hih building on the corner of 3rd and Juneau to talk about the future of the roughly four square blocks of Park East land that runs west from the river.

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The man in white wants to sell you shades

Published June 4, 2014

Bob Okpara sells sunglasses from his wooden cart on Wisconsin Avenue during the week and near Bradford Beach on the weekends. And here's his story.

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Deconstructing the NML building project from the inside

Published May 27, 2014

Many of us who work Downtown have been watching at Northwestern Mutual has been dismantling its 16-story "east building," erected in 1978, to make room for a new tower that will reach nearly as high as the U.S. Bank tower across the street. Take a look inside the process.

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Yesterday's cream city brick Romanesque schoolhouse is today's parking lot

Published May 22, 2014

I have trouble walking past Downtown's plague of surface parking lots without thinking about what was razed to create each drab, and in almost every case, underutilized lot. Recently, I learned about the cream city brick schoolhouse that once occupied the southwest corner of Kilbourn and Milwaukee.