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Articles tagged with 'Walker's Point'

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Remarkable Walker's Point mural mixes art, history and community

Published Aug. 10, 2016

Recently, Chacho Lopez and a crew of seven artists painted a 65-foot mural on the side of La Michoacana, 717 S. 2nd St. The mural's vibrancy reflects the neighborhood culture. The Spanish language is an important nod to the past and present Latino presence.

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Urban spelunking: St. Wenceslaus time capsule

Published Aug. 4, 2016

When my friend Mary Ziino contacted me to say she'd found a time capsule at Notre Dame Middle School, where she works - in the former St. Wenceslaus Church, 1420 W. Scott St. - I jumped at the chance to go take a look. Here's what I found...

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Luci Boutique to open Walker's Point location

Published Aug. 2, 2016

Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood continues to grow every day into a full-fledged community with an eclectic dining and bar scene, antique shops, salons and more. One piece that wasn't quite there yet is slowly trickling in and that is the retail market.

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Hamburger Mary's will be fitting new tenant for La Perla space

Published July 27, 2016

On July 14, OnMilwaukee broke news that La Perla would close after more than 20 years, begging the question: what would become of the space which housed the long-time Walker's Point staple? Recent news indicates it will be Hamburger Mary's.

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The Philly Way in Walker's Point is closed

Published July 26, 2016

The Philly Way, the Walker's Point restaurant specializing in Philadelphia-style cheese steaks, has closed. The announcement was made in an early morning posting on Facebook. The restaurant, which opened in 2000, was the last of three former locations.

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Trio MKE offers smart living through tech and design

Published July 19, 2016

Milwaukee is chock-a-block with single young professionals wanting to take advantage of the city's bustling downtown area. It only makes sense to bring the concept of luxury living in efficient spaces to the popular Walker's Point neighborhood. Enter Trio MKE.

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La Perla sold, closing Saturday

Published July 14, 2016

After 21 years of offering Mexican food and mechanical pepper rides, La Perla, 734 S 5th St., will close on Saturday, July 16. La Perla opened in 1995 with just 10 tables and later expanded to occupy three buildings with two outdoor patios.

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In search of the perfect pizza: Shaker's Cigar Bar

Published July 6, 2016

Sometimes Rick Rodriguez looks in unexpected places for pizza - like Shaker's Cigar Bar, for instance. But does this venue that regularly gets onto lists of the most haunted bars in America make the cut when it comes to delicious pizza?

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First Look: MobCraft Brewery

Published July 4, 2016

Henry Schwartz and Andrew Gierczak, the owners of MobCraft, didn't make a big announcement on social media that they were opening their brewery and tasting room, instead they just threw open the garage doors and started tapping beers.

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Fixture Pizza Pub to open next week in Walker's Point

Published July 2, 2016

The wait is nearly over for Fixture Pizza Pub in Walker's Point. The restaurant, which specializes in thin crust "Milwaukee style" pizza and craft beer, will open after the Fourth of July holiday in the building which once housed Boom / The Room.

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Taco Bandito coming to Walker's Point

Published June 16, 2016

A new Mexican restaurant, Taco Bandito, will soon open at 605 S. 1st St. in the Walker's Point Plaza between Cafe India and the gas station.

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12 photos from the Milwaukee Pride Parade

Published June 13, 2016

The Pride Parade, which took place Sunday on 2nd Street in Walker's Point, drew perhaps the largest crowd of all time, packing the street for blocks and filling the neighborhood with, literally, love and rainbows.

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Ciclovia MKE hits the streets for its second celebration

Published June 11, 2016

Ciclovia MKE will take to the streets for the first time this year on Sunday, June 12, shutting down several blocks for an afternoon of open streets, car-free commuting and community building through arts, activities and staying active.