Donald Trump is a big piece of the modern day political puzzle. But, did you know that The Donald also is a big piece of a sliding mural puzzle in Downtown Milwaukee?
Yep. Trump stands tall on the moving mural in the iconic Safe House in Downtown Milwaukee. So, of course, I had to reach out to the Safe House and see what the deal was. I got this back from Agent Blonde, aka Peggy Williams-Smith, vice president of food and beverage at the Marcus Corporation, the new owner of the Safe House, 779 N. Front St.
"I happened to decode an email asking about the world’s largest moving puzzle that is clandestinely located within the privacy of your Safe House. The puzzle was painted by a local artist, by the name of Carl Rupert," wrote Blonde. "Throughout the years, the characters on the puzzle change. Mr. Trump was not always on the puzzle, but he has been on it for quite some time."
In addition to the puzzle, Mr. Rupert also created the Safe House mascot, Yugyps, "as well as many of the cartoons you see throughout the secret location," added Blonde.
Haven’t been to the Safe House in a while? Stop in, and check out the mural that graces an entire wall in the middle of the restaurant. There’s a button that makes it move, and it’s a puzzle that can be solved. Trump, of course, plays a role in the puzzle’s solution.
It’s up to, like most things at the Safe House, to solve the puzzle. It’s also up to you, to decode the political puzzle that’s being pieced together for next fall.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.