It‚Äôs a bit of a marquee corner in Downtown Milwaukee, that of the Century Building on Wells and Old World Third Streets.¬†
For more than 50 years, two floors of 240 W. Wells St. were home to Radio Doctors and Records, Ltd.¬† In its heyday in the late 1970s, it housed one of the largest collections of records and tapes anywhere and in a 1979 news report Stuart Glassman, president of the company, said it was the "largest single unit store of its kind in the United States.‚Ä®
Times, though, have changed. Radio Doctors was sold and closed in 1991. Today, the lower level space that once occupied Radio Doctors is available.¬† Avis recently closed and moved its location there so the vacant corner is calling out for a new tenant.¬†
What works there?¬† The area it's in, Westown, is growing its residential base and needs to continue to meet the needs of Downtown dwellers.¬† It lacks a coffee shop other than the wonderful Stone Creek sky walk location at Grand Avenue and other amenities.¬† How about a City Market?¬† New Colectivo?¬†
Thoughts?¬† It‚Äôs a historic Milwaukee corner and it needs a new tenant.
a picture of the old Radio Doctors would have been cool, rather than four pics of the shuttered Avis.
Arin Bert just next door has a small coffee shop that serves Alterra / Collectivo, so that wouldn't make sense... although they should advertise that a bit more.
This spot would be great for a real, honest deli, with breakfast, sandwiches, soups, and some inventive specials. Philly Way tried it meekly a couple years back, but never gave it a real shot. However, food traffic in this area is still minimal, so businesses struggle.
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