Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week.

• OH GOD THE STREETCAR IS CURRENTLY PROWLING THE STREETS OF MILWAUKEE AS WE SPEAK, DEEP IN THE THROES OF ITS 621-MILE TEST RUN! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE AND/OR THRIVE! LOOK, IT’S A BUS ON RAILS! HERE ARE SOME VIDEOS! AHHHHHH!!! [TMJ4]

• The organ at the Oriental Theatre is going away, but a new one will hopefully find a home there soon. [OnMilwaukee]

• Aaron Rodgers hung out with the Dalai Lama. [OnMilwaukee]

• Sendik’s Food Market is closing its West Milwaukee location. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The Stone Creek Coffee on Downer Avenue will open May 11. [OnMilwaukee]

• Fusion Poke may open in mid-May on the East Side—directly across the street from another poke place. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Pizza Di Famiglia, located in the old Jimmy John’s in Bay View, is open. [OnMilwaukee]

• Lex Allen’s first proper LP, Table 7: Sinners & Saints, is out today. It’s incredible. [Earmilk]

• NEWaukee has some new food contest or something. [OnMilwaukee]

• The Milwaukee Brewers’ valuation topped $1 billion. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Klement’s will be the “official sausage” of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The Bucks want to build an “enclosed cafe-sized building along North Old World Third Street.” The space was previously going to be an open-air thingy. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• A new lounge and possibly some Airbnb rental suites are coming to the former Valhalla, near the new Bucks arena. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.