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11 dead and buried Downtown rock clubs

Published March 5, 2015

Sadly, there is plenty of parking on the dancefloor in Downtown Milwaukee these days. Hard as it is to believe now, there have been a number of happening rock and roll joints in the heart of the city over the years. Here are a few of them...

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New report details Downtown growth

Published Feb. 24, 2015

In a new report released Wednesday, City Observatory found that Downtown employment centers of the nation's largest metropolitan areas are recording faster job growth than areas located further from the city center.

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Milwaukee business leaders announce support for streetcar

Published Feb. 6, 2015

Milwaukee business leaders will gather Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in support of the Milwaukee streetcar at a news conference hosted at ManpowerGroup's headquarters, 100 Manpower Pl., in Downtown Milwaukee.

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Common Ground wants to meet with Bucks owner Edens on distressed properties

Published Jan. 29, 2015

The Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground group gathered at North 44th Street on Thursday morning to protest the desire of Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, along with co-owner Marc Lasry, to receive public funds for a new multi-use arena in Downtown Milwaukee. Nationstar, the company Common Ground says owns hundreds of distressed properties in Milwaukee, had addressed the group with a letter on Wednesday.

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New happy hour event Taste & Toast coming Downtown in March

Published Jan. 29, 2015

This morning, Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 announced its first ever Taste & Toast, a new happy hour event spread across more than 25 Downtown bars and restaurants. The promotion, which runs from Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6, will feature specially priced small plates, appetizers and drinks - alcoholic and otherwise - from 4 until 7 p.m.

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Northwestern Mutual and Couture high-rise plans both move forward

Published Dec. 18, 2014

Both Northwestern Mutual and The Couture took steps forward today with Downtown development plans. Northwestern Mutual said it is looking to build a mixed use real estate space immediately west of its Downtown campus, while the County Board of Supervisors approved the lakefront development proposal for the 44-story Couture high-rise.

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Common Council holds over vote on Milwaukee Streetcar plan

Published Dec. 16, 2014

The Milwaukee Common Council voted to hold over its decision on a Milwaukee Streetcar system at a meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall. The proposal now moves to the next common council meeting, on Jan. 21.

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Downtown business group supports streetcar

Published Dec. 8, 2014

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21's board of directors has voted to support Mayor Barrett's current $123.9 million streetcar plan. The motion to endorse the initiative was approved at the Dec. 4 board of directors meeting.

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The official Milwaukee streetcar route

Published Nov. 29, 2014

Earlier in the week, I asked City Engineer Jeffrey Polenske to detail the routes and the extensions which will push the Streetcar into the neighborhoods and other major destinations like UW-Milwaukee. Here they are.

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Modern transit for Milwaukee's Downtown and Lakefront moves forward

Published Nov. 19, 2014

Downtown Milwaukee continues to grow -- and new streets, bikes lanes, the Bublr like, trolleys, taxis, Uber, Lyft and other components have made it easier to get around -- but is still without the sort of modern transportation system that connects neighborhoods in other vibrant cities. UPDATED: 8th District Ald. Robert Donovan opposes the plan in a letter to Rep. Dale Kooyenga.

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Coming soon to Downtown Milwaukee: Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

Published Nov. 6, 2014

This afternoon, Chicago deep dish pizza restaurant Pizano's Pizza & Pasta announced that it will open its first Wisconsin location on the first floor of the MSOE Tower Apartments, 1150 N. Water St., across the street from McGillicuddy's and BarNone.