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Buzz - July 26, 2017
14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s
Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s.
Dining - July 25, 2017
$7 Downtown Milwaukee lunch challenge: Brick 3 Pizza
Fast, cheap and good. It really can be done at this pizza-by-the-slice place on Old World 3rd Street.
Bars & Clubs - July 25, 2017
MKE Brewing breaks ground on new brewery at Pabst
Last summer we took you inside the former Pabst distribution facility right after it emerged that MKE Brewing Co. was purchasing the building as its new home. On Tuesday, Milwaukee Brewing hosted an official groundbreaking for the project.
Milwaukee History - July 25, 2017
Urban Spelunking: MFD's former Third Ward fireboat station
Considering how much waterfront Milwaukee has - between the lake, the rivers and the canals - it makes perfect sense that there's a history of fireboats here. MFD's last fireboat station is now for sale. We went inside to take a look.
Buzz - July 24, 2017
New report suggests Milwaukee relies too heavily on property tax revenue
At an event at the University Club on Monday, the Public Policy Forum released a report that looks at how the City of Milwaukee raises revenue and compares that to how 38 peer cities do it.
Dining - July 21, 2017
Taking a break from summer beer to taste new wines ... and one vodka
With beer season in full swing - though of course it's always beer season in Brew City - I admit I've fallen a bit behind on tasting new wines. But I have set my mind to the task - and I know you're thinking, hard work - and uncorked a few that I'm sharing with you here.
Bars & Clubs - July 21, 2017
Made in Milwaukee: Lakefront Brewery
Lakefront Brewery's 19th-century home has seen a lot of changes on Commerce Street since it was built in 1890. We take a look at some of them here.
Dining - July 20, 2017
Transfer Pizza uncovers and might revive The Haven Bar name
In 2015, brothers John and Russell Rossetto - owners of Transfer Pizza - bought the former bar building next door at 107 W. Mitchell St. On the west facade of the bar they've uncovered an old sign advertising The Haven Bar. So, what now?
Festival Guide - July 20, 2017
Milwaukee Talks: Festa Italiana co-chair Dean Cannestra
We talked to Dean Cannestra, president of the Italian Community Center - for which Festa is an annual fundraiser - and chair of Festa Italiana, about this year's event, running July 21-23, and about the traditions of Festa Italiana in Milwaukee.
Bars & Clubs - July 18, 2017
Surprised Estabrook is one of "America's Coolest Beer Gardens"? I'm not
Though I'm still making my way around Milwaukee's seemingly endless beer gardens, I have, of course, been to Estabrook Park's and am not surprised at all to find it on's "America's Coolest Beer Gardens" list.
Marketplace - July 18, 2017
Five former MPS properties listed for sale by DCD
On Monday, Milwaukee Department of City Development was able to list a quintet of former Milwaukee Public Schools properties for sale as there had been no takers for them during the two-year period when only school operators could make offers on them.
Milwaukee History - July 18, 2017
Urban spelunking: The Ritz/Villa Theater
Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised to step inside the former Ritz Theater movie house 3608 W. Villard Ave. and find it intact as a movie house. But after The Ritz, which was called the Villa by then, was closed by Marcus Theatres in 1986, it had a brief return as a movie house in the following decade, so it hasn't really been gone all that long.
Buzz - July 17, 2017
Lanterns for a new year of "China Lights" await polishing
A fenced in area filled with what might look like the remnants of last year's explosively successful "China Lights" lantern festival at the Boerner Botanical Garden isn't a pile of leftovers. It's actually something of a sneak preview of this year's event.
Music - July 16, 2017
Elvis Costello travels back to the "Imperial Bedroom"
Elvis Costello revisited his much acclaimed 1982 record, "Imperial Bedroom" - as well as songs from other parts of his long career - Sunday night at the Riverside Theater.
Milwaukee History - July 14, 2017
Hidden Gem: Regano's Roman Coin bowling lanes
Milwaukee is awash in rumors about secret bowling alleys, hidden tunnels and former rooming houses. But in the case of Regano's Roman Coin, a family-owned bar at 1004 E. Brady St., it's true. Well, most of it.
Arts & Entertainment - July 13, 2017
Rashid Johnson goes big for MAM show
There is not a large number of works in Milwaukee Art Museum's Rashid Johnson show, called "Hail We Now Sing Joy," but all the works in the show, which runs through Sept. 17 in the museum's Baker/Rowland Galleries, are large ... and engaging for a variety of reasons.
#RaiseMKE - July 13, 2017
McKinley Elementary: A look inside a place that matters
I've long been eager to see inside the former McKinley School, 2001 W. Vliet St., which was shuttered and sold by MPS nearly 40 years ago. After a 2013 fire, the private day care and school located there closed. Now, there's a plan to renovate it into apartments and we take you inside.
Milwaukee History - July 11, 2017
Little landmarks: Neighborhood churches edition
In this occasional series that looks at some often-unheralded gems of local architecture and history, we turn our eyes toward some small neighborhood churches around the city.
Bars & Clubs - July 11, 2017
Ray's Wine & Spirits improves a lot & celebrates 56 years on Sunday
Ray's Wine and Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa, is celebrating 56 years in its current home with a free parking lot party on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.
Milwaukee History - July 10, 2017
10 color views of 1940s Milwaukee
Thanks to Milwaukeean Karl Bandow, who found a treasure trove of old Kodachrome half-frame slides of the city in an antiques store, we can offer up these gorgeous color (!) photos of the city as it appeared in the 1940s.
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