The New State Theater project, an all-ages music venue and center for music education and training on the Near West Side, is expected to open in Fall 2020. While still awaiting approval from the Common Council and the mayor, developers are anxious to start swinging hammers.
Neighborhood House recently invited community members to enjoy a Giving Thanks Potluck.
Sponsored by Near West Side Partners and BID #10, The 2018 Spirit of Wakanda Festival included music, dance performances and local black art for sale.
The owner of an organic bakery won a cash prize and mentorship opportunities as the first-place winner in the recent Rev-Up MKE competition sponsored by Near West Side Partners.
Families gathered at the Washington Park Urban Ecology Center recently for a Bee Day party.
Near West Side residents gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Pete’s Pops storefront at 3809 W. Vliet St. last Friday. The store will be open weekends through the end of the season, offering a rotating menu of fruit and cream popsicles.
Community activists met in Washington Park, the site of a recent drive-by shooting, to demand action from city officials to improve safety in central-city parks.
Seven finalists are competing to win the Near West Side Partners Rev-UP MKE small business competition. The winner will open or expand a business on the Near West Side.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors endorsed (17 – 1) a long-term lease with the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) for portions of Washington Park today that will bring significant investment and major upgrades to park facilities.
Improvements to businesses, beautification efforts and designs for a grocery store point to positive change on Vliet Street.