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Urban spelunking: The Ritz/Villa Theater

Published July 18, 2017

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.

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Hidden Gem: Regano's Roman Coin bowling lanes

Published July 14, 2017

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.

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McKinley Elementary: A look inside a place that matters

Published July 13, 2017

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.

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Little landmarks: Neighborhood churches edition

Published July 11, 2017

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.

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Made in Milwaukee: Leinenkugel's 10th Street Brewery

Published July 7, 2017

As predicted when its construction was announced in 1985, the arrival of the 10th Street Brewery really did mark an advent in Milwaukee brewing. It just took a while for it to find its way and it took the folks at Leinenkugel -- instead of Heileman -- to make it happen.

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