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Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) to Host Kickoff Event at Anodyne

The Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) will hold a Kickoff event at Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. in Walker’s Point in Milwaukee on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with live music including Milwaukee musician King Courteen and will include food trucks, science demonstrations, and a panel of speakers.

The panel of speakers will be focused on how climate change is affecting science education, public health, and sustainability. Speakers on the panel will…

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Added by Andy Olson on June 8, 2017 at 7:25am — No Comments

Fish Creek’s Spruce Shop Earns “Best of Milwaukee” Award

Spruce Shop, of Fish Creek, was honored in the “Best of Milwaukee 2017” edition by M Magazine – Milwaukee for their new location in the Walker’s Point/Third Ward Neighborhood. They earned the distinction of being named “Best Summer Pop-up Shop.”

Spruce has called downtown Fish Creek home since 2014 and prides itself on bringing elevated designers such as Ulla Johnson, Comme des Garçons and wings+horns for both men and women to Door County.…

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Added by Andy Olson on June 8, 2017 at 7:24am — No Comments

Culture Work Mural Unveiling

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

2:00-5:00 pm

Milwaukee's Historic Mitchell Street between 1st and 2st Streets in front of the Butters Fetting Co. building

Talk to artists about their process

Hear live music from Latino Arts Strings

Enjoy food from Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe

Log into Facebook to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852479241672109/

This mural is a culmination of a year-long…

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Added by Andy Olson on June 8, 2017 at 7:23am — No Comments

More tacos for you: The Laughing Taco opens in Walker's Point

It's finally taco time: The Laughing Taco — by James Beard nominee Justin Carlisle and his wife, Lucia Muñoz, a native of Monterrey, Mexico — is in its soft opening in Walker's Point for lunch and dinner.

The compact counter-service restaurant is at 1033 S. 1st St., in street-level retail space at the new Trio apartments. Regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, starting June 6.

Muñoz and Carlisle, who began planning the restaurant last…

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Added by Andy Olson on June 8, 2017 at 7:23am — No Comments

Sweet Tooth closing Elm Grove cafe, moving operations to Walker's Point

Sweet Tooth, 13320 Watertown Plank Road, is moving this summer to a new shared commercial kitchen operated by the owners of La Merenda and Engine Co. No. 3, said Brianna Brilowski, who started the dining spot and bakery with her mom, Pam, in 2014.

Sweet Tooth owners Brianna (left) and Pam Brilowski plan to move their operations to Walker's Point.

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Added by Andy Olson on June 8, 2017 at 7:21am — No Comments

New grocery stores target Milwaukee food deserts

During cold Wisconsin winters and rainy days, Harambee neighborhood resident Theresa Garrison waits for the bus to go to the closest grocery store, the Pick ‘n Save in Milwaukee's Riverwest area.

“The biggest inconvenience is that I have to leave my neighborhood to get groceries when I don’t have a car,” Garrison said.

Soon both north side and south side residents will see more grocery options closer to their homes. Pete's Fruit Market will open a store in the Harambee…

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Added by Andy Olson on June 8, 2017 at 7:19am — No Comments

Brandscape Survey Logos

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Added by Andy Olson on April 20, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Liquor Licenses Meeting Files

Three items from the 3/27 meeting.  The links are for a call log sheet and Problem taverns.

Public Comments Sign-In Form

Call Log Sheet…

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Added by Andy Olson on March 28, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments

Police Bulletin - Entry to Auto - 710 S. 3rd St

Be on the look-out for this guy in Walker's Point…

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Added by Andy Olson on February 2, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments

Harbor District, Inc. is Hiring!

Harbor District, Inc. is Hiring!

HDI is looking for a Community Development Program Associate to join their team. 



This is a full-time position  supporting a variety of projects with an emphasis on outreach activities.  This position will be ensuring that redevelopment of the Harbor District yields broad-based benefits for the whole community.  The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively…

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Added by Andy Olson on May 5, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

Chefs preparing a dinner to benefit 1-year-old girl

Chef Gil Petrovic of Engine Company No. 3 in Walker’s Point has been one of a number of chefs participating for about three years in Food for Thought, an organization of chefs that organizes dinners to benefit charities. Now he’s organizing a multicourse dinner in January apart from Food for Thought for a cause that’s personal.

His 1-year-old niece, Valerie O’Gorman of Wauwatosa, was diagnosed in October with a cancerous brain tumor on her optic nerve that’s inoperable; she’s in the…

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Added by Andy Olson on January 19, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

La Fuente's remodeling project

Since the mid-90s, La Fuente, 625 S. 5th St., has been a Mexican dining landmark in the Walker's Point neighborhood.

At one time, the eatery drew massive crowds from many parts of the city, as well as the suburbs, however, with the popularity of "street taco" Mexican…

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Added by Andy Olson on January 19, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Drink Wisconsinbly Pub prepares for January opening in Walker's Point

Drink Wisconsinbly, which describes itself as "Wisconsin's official unofficial lifestyle brand," is releasing details of its plans to open a bar and restaurant in the building that formerly held Blue Jacket, at 135 E. National Ave. in Walker's Point.

Drink Wisconsinbly Pub is expected to open this month in partnership with Laura van Heijningen, former Blue Jacket co-owner, and Nebi Torbica, formerly of the late Walker's Point bar Moct. Blue Jacket closed in July.

Van Heijningen…

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Added by Andy Olson on January 19, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Real Estate Developments

A place to view drawings for development projects in Walker's Point

Added by Andy Olson on December 3, 2015 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Freshwater Plaza groundbreaking

Gov. Walker in Milwaukee for Freshwater Plaza groundbreaking; a $46 million development

Governor Scott Walker joined community and business leaders in a ceremony Thursday, October 22nd to celebrate the Freshwater Plaza…

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Added by Andy Olson on October 26, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Walker's Point industrial building to be converted to retail, offices on Fifth Street

By Sean Ryan

Milwaukee officials want to promote more redevelopment along Fifth Street in Walker’s Point, and already have one company planning to convert an industrial building into retail and office space.

The city is planning a $2.3 million reconstruction of Fifth…

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Added by Andy Olson on August 17, 2015 at 9:41am — No Comments

Walker's Point Design Guidelines

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Added by Andy Olson on July 6, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Paliafito Eco-Arts Park Named WPA's Project of the Year

On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 the Walker's Point Association hosted its first annual Community Awards Celebration, and recognized Arts @ Large's newest initiative, the Paliafito Eco-Arts Park as the Walker's Point Project of the Year!

WPA serves…

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Added by Andy Olson on June 17, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rock `n Sole Run - Road Closures

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Added by Andy Olson on May 26, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

WPA is the connector and advocate among residents, businesses, and city officials creating a truly unified community

WPA Mission

WPA serves as a voice for all stakeholders and influences development that honors its history and that aligns current reality with the envisioned spirit of Walker’s Point. The priorities for green and sustainable development include craft industries, fresh water industry, mixed housing and safety initiatives that support the economic and social diversity of the neighborhood.

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