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Wanted: Visionaries

by Janice Christensen The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee is seeking proposals for the purchase and development of the vacant land at 1940-48 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The 75 by 150-foot lot is between Reader’s Choice Bookstore and a mixed-use structure housing the Milwaukee Times Newspaper. The site is in […]

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HOPI Plans New Home

The Harambee Ombudsman Project will be proudly celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a gala affair, on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 at the Radisson Hotel – Mayfair. The event will include a noted speaker, a dinner, a silent auction and entertainment.

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Future Perfect

Sitting on a couch in a basement office of the Marcus Center, a group of young actors and musicians from First Stage Children’s Theatre and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra happily gab about (can you believe it?) — rehearsing! Soon they will practice, practice, practice in a 56,000 square-foot Youth Performing Arts Center located on Martin Luther King Drive and West Walnut Street, where a portion of the Schlitz Brewery once stood…

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Dreams for Sale

The right proposal and $50,000 could get you a historic, cream-city brick mixed-use building at the corner of North and Sixth Streets. Constructed in 1886, this classic building at 540 W. North Ave. could become the gateway to the African American Cultural and Entertainment District proposed for the area between N. Martin Luther King Drive and N. 7th Stree