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Archive | February 2006

Connector or Divider?

By the late 1990s, after over a century of industrial usage, a stretch of vacated properties waited as silent sentinels along Commerce Street, watching over the frontier between the Riverwest neighborhood and points south. In 1999, the city of Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority (RACM) requested a plan to revitalize this blighted area along the river. The […]

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The Life Of A Riverwest Actor

Story and photo by Tim Lambrecht Four years ago, Kirk Thomsen found himself in his mid-thirties, not really doing what he wanted with his life, so he decided to make some changes. While driving down Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View, he saw The Boulevard Theatre. “I was working for a printing company at the time. […]

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Saving Grace: Pieter Godfrey’s Complex Relationship to Recycling

by Valerie Valentine; Photo, Vince Bushell On Saturday January 7, more than 100 neighbors and community leaders gathered at Pieter Godfrey’s recycle, sustainable development, and river corridor watch complex to learn more about his project and to discuss reuse practices. Godfrey salvages wood, brick and decorative stonework from buildings that are being torn down. Godfrey […]

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The Life Of A Riverwest Actor

Story and photo by Tim Lambrecht Four years ago, Kirk Thomsen found himself in his mid-thirties, not really doing what he wanted with his life, so he decided to make some changes. While driving down Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View, he saw The Boulevard Theatre. “I was working for a printing company at the time. […]

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