Archive | May 2002

Lena’s is Coming to Riverwest!

by Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle The empty building at the corner of Holton and Concordia soon will be jumping with new life! The former Kohl’s grocery store is the new site of Lena’s Food Market, a family-operated business that is known for its rich soul food selection and commitment to quality service for the central city community. […]

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Kilbourn Park Planning Presentation

by Jay Kirk In a meeting held at the COA Youth & Family Centers, the Department of City Development outlined plans for the south end of Kilbourn Park. At the April 11 meeting, City Planner Peter Park and other members of the DCD presented a detailed landscape plan for the clear-cut hill below the park […]

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A Tale of Two Schools

Two completely different schools co-exist side by side, just two blocks away from each other, right in the middle of the neighborhood. Still, many students here bus out of the neighborhood to go to school. Both schools would like to change that. by Sonya Jongsma Knauss and Jackie Detloff Messmer Catholic Preparatory School Type: Catholic; […]

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Jewel-Osco Liquor License Decision Postponed

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss The decision on whether to grant a liquor license to the Jewel-Osco just west of Holton on Capitol has been postponed after several meetings last month where neighborhood residents expressed disapproval. Because of increased interest in the issue, a neighborhood meeting has been called for May 7 at 7 p.m. (see […]

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It’s Unanimous: Develop a Riverwest Bike Trail

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ Committee on Parks, Energy, and Environment and the Committee on Finance and Audit voted unanimously to “authorize the application for and acceptance of a State Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant for the construction of a new multi-use trail segment of the Oak Leaf Trail from East […]

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