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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
The assembly of flipping signs on five light poles on the east end of Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee's Downtown is a playfully coy artwork. Pedestrian Drama, the brainchild of artist Janet Zweig, has been in place for about a year...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Some promotions take a while to catch on, while others take off immediately. Milwaukee's Downtown Dining Week was in the latter camp. Organizers had hoped to sign on 15 participating restaurants for the inaugural Dining Week, recalls...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Short Orders

The original Sven's Café, located in Bay View, continues to draw crowds. The place roasts its own coffee; organic and fair trade coffees are a specialty. Sven's has opened a second location in Milwaukee's Downtown (624 N. Water St.), in the spot of...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Most food trucks are restricted by their size; it's difficult, if not impossible, for a cramped kitchen on wheels to offer a very big menu. That's not a concern at Fast Foodie, though. If anything, the local traveling kitchen was too big: a...
Thursday, April 5, 2012

River views, comfy bar add to the charm

John Hawks is a British-themed pub that has long been one of Downtown's most popular places for casual fare. Robert Bell founded Hawks in 1971 in a spot two blocks away from its current location. The move to today's spot on Wisconsin Avenue...
Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Can downtown development redeem the historic mall?

The last decade has been brutal for Milwaukee’s malls, which one by one have shut down, supplanted by bigger new shopping centers in neighboring suburbs. With the closures of Capitol Court, Northridge and Southgate, Grand Avenue is now the city’s last indoor mall, and it’s facing difficult times.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Today @ the Chase Tower by Water and Wisconsin

Freebies, entertainment and timewasters abound this week as part of Downtown Worker Appreciation week, a hodgepodge of various activities throughout downtown and the Third Ward. Today’s events include an “office rock star” competition at 11:45 a.m. at Chase Tower, featuring free State Fair cream puffs, and the . . .

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