The Department of City Development and the Historic King Drive BID presented a final plan for streetcar expansion and economic development, while addressing displacement concerns.
Monica and Jessica Beltran bought a building that had been abandoned for more than 10 years and turned it into Gardenia, a flower shop. The business opened in April.
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.
Five years after Ezzard White established his One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) training program for central city residents, 10 of his trainees are working on the Legacy Lofts project on North Avenue between 15th and 16th streets.
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.
Residents who live near the up-and-coming Century City business park hope Good City Brewing will bring jobs to their community.
With several large-scale redevelopment projects in progress on the North/ Fond du Lac business corridors in Lindsay Heights, BID leaders are focused on priorities such as creating jobs and improving public safety.
After being vacant for 15 years, the historic building at North Avenue and Sherman Boulevard will reopen as soon as the owner can obtain occupancy permits from the city.
Improvements to businesses, beautification efforts and designs for a grocery store point to positive change on Vliet Street.
The Center Street Business Improvement District is encouraging residents to patronize small businesses between 32nd and 60th streets.