Two years ago, landlord Tim Brophy hid under one of his tenant’s beds, hoping the police wouldn’t find him. They did. The city was after him then — and still — because of unpaid property taxes and outstanding fines relating to code violations on his vast collection of rental units in Riverwest, Harambee, Brewers Hill, and the East Side, which during its peak included more than 100 properties.
Once upon a time, the apartment building at 2767 N. Holton (& Hadley) was quite a fashionable place to live on Holton Street. Built in 1925, this hidden gem has been a boarded eyesore and overrun with pigeons for the last 12 years. The property, recently purchased by Dennis Miskowski and a partner, is being restored to its former dignity.