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Bars & Clubs - March 24, 2017
G-Daddy's BBC/Hotel Foster complex sale could alter the face of the East Side
A complex of four buildings on a prominent East Side corner has been up for sale for a while. The buildings, from 2012-2028 E. North Ave., have long been fixtures on the neighborhood's bar and dining scene.
Bars & Clubs - March 23, 2017
Urban spelunking: Kneisler's 126-year-old White House tavern
A lot has changed in Milwaukee over the years, and especially in Bay View. But one thing that's remained constant for nearly 126 years is the white clapboard tavern on the corner of Ellen Street, where Kinnickinnic Avenue bends off to the right.
Marketplace - March 22, 2017
Amazon brings one-hour delivery to Milwaukee
Today, Amazon is announcing that it's expanding its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Milwaukee. No word yet on whether or not it will use drones or teleportation or cuddly Yetis to get you the goods so quickly, for $7.99.
Bars & Clubs - March 22, 2017
6 places to grab a drink in old Milwaukee
Brew City has always loved a drink. Here were six places to get 'em in old Milwaukee.
Buzz - March 22, 2017
National Trust says Domes are a National Treasure & can be repaired
Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation releases a new engineering report on the Mitchell Park Domes - which it calls a National Treasure - that the trust says "demonstrates a more comprehensive and cost-effective path forward for preserving the Domes."
Music - March 21, 2017
Dave Matthews' label releases Jerry Garcia live CD recorded in Milwaukee
Thanks in part to an energetic Milwaukee crowd, the Jerry Garcia Band played a double-CD-worthy gig at the Bradley Center in 1991. That concert is now available in a nice set from Dave Matthews' ATO Records.
Music - March 17, 2017
Alpine Valley won't host any concerts this year
Turns out the prominent "That's All Folks! See you in 2017" graphic on the Alpine Valley website is only half right. According to, Live Nation says that Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy will not host concerts this season, due to a paucity of available artists.
#RaiseMKE - March 17, 2017
Manpower donates $200k toward City Year's work in MPS
Just days after Meralis Hood took over as executive director, at City Year Milwaukee, the AmeriCorps group of young people that works to help kids in Milwaukee Public Schools succeed, ManpowerGroup has announced it is giving the group $200,000 over the next four years.
Bars & Clubs - March 16, 2017
Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub
Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.
Milwaukee History - March 16, 2017
Urban spelunking: Wisconsin Avenue's hidden mansion
In the past, I'd noticed a German Renaissance Revival mansion peeking up over the low retail space on the northeast corner of 26th and Wisconsin. But until yesterday, I hadn't realized that they're actually connected.
Music - March 16, 2017
Summerfest teams with Historical Society for 50th anniversary exhibit
Summerfest and Milwaukee County Historical Society have teamed up to create an exhibition in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the World's Largest Music Festival that celebrates five decades of bringing Milwaukeeans together and making musical memories.
Marketplace - March 15, 2017
Does the State Theater/Palms building have a future after last month's fire?
When the former State Theater, 2616 W. State St., burned on Feb. 9, a cry went up on social media as folks who remembered the place as a rock and roll club lamented what looked like the final nail in the coffin of a once vibrant West Side landmark.
Bars & Clubs - March 14, 2017
County committee OKs spending to upgrade the Humboldt Park beer garden
If there's one thing a beer garden in Milwaukee really, really needs, it's a good bathroom. This morning, the County Board's Parks Committee voted to match $27,000 already raised to fund repairs and upgrades to the bathrooms at the Humboldt Park Beer pavilion in Bay View.
Bars & Clubs - March 13, 2017
Pabst comes home: A first look at the new Milwaukee brewery
The Pabst Brewing Milwaukee is hosting a media preview today, in advance of its official opening, slated for Milwaukee Day, April 14. But we got the first look. Click here to get the first peek inside at the most anticipated taproom and gastropub in town.
Arts & Entertainment - March 10, 2017
New MAM exhibit brings private collectors' treasures into public eye
Art museums cultivate relationships with collectors, whose passions museums can help share with the larger community. Milwaukee Art Museum explores and celebrates those relationships in its new exhibition, "Milwaukee Collects," which opens today.
Bars & Clubs - March 9, 2017
Urban spelunking: Shank Hall
When James McCartney returns to Milwaukee to perform at Shank Hall on Friday, April 14, he'll be part of a circle that few people realize even exists. That's because the 28-year-old rock club has a "secret" musical history that almost nobody remembers.
#RaiseMKE - March 8, 2017
Community celebrates renovated Sherman Park area Boys & Girls Club
On Wednesday morning, a group of Milwaukee community leaders gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., in the Sherman Park neighborhood.
Bars & Clubs - March 7, 2017
Bartolotta lunch with author Hyland spotlights Piemontese wine & food
Chicago wine and food writer Tom Hyland celebrates the cuisine of Italy's Piemonte region in "The Wines and Foods of Piemonte." On Saturday, March 11, Ristorante Bartolotta fetes the book with a special lunch featuring Piemontese food and wine pairings.
Buzz - March 7, 2017
Urban spelunking preview: Plum Media kicks off Milwaukee Casket building reno
On Friday, folks from Menomonee Valley Partners, City of Milwaukee, Design 2 Construct, Paradigm Real Estate and BMO Harris were on hand as Plum Media President Rich Schmig turned the ceremonial shovel of dirt on the project to restore a 1920s Milwaukee building and turn it into Plum's new home.
#RaiseMKE - March 2, 2017
More than 250 volunteers join MPS kids in celebrating Read Across America Day
Theodor Geisel, who we all know better as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904, and today - in his honor - we celebrate Read Across America Day. To join in the festivities, more than 250 volunteers will read with students at dozens of MPS schools.
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