We've had little free libraries throughout the city of Milwaukee for a while. Now we have a little free board game shelf.
Today, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 introduced the Downtown GO! Kart, providing more than 25 tabletop games – from Jenga to classic chess to Sorry! and many, many more – to rent for free in the heart of the city.
"We understand that great public spaces come to life through interaction and activation," said Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, in a press release. "The Downtown GO! Kart is a technology-free, hands-on activity that will bring unmatched energy to West Wisconsin Avenue."
The Downtown GO! Kart – which will also feature free WiFi – will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the plaza at 310 W. Wisconsin Ave. before closing up shop on Friday, Sept. 28 and moving to the ASQ Center's river skywalk on Monday, Oct. 1. The board game bonanza will then return to 310 W. Wisconsin Ave. for the summer season next year.
For more information, seasonal hours and – most importantly – what board games the Downtown GO! Kart will offer, visit the BID's website.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.