Depending on which news sources you follow, Milwaukee is going through either a “renaissance” or a “reinvention.” Or maybe it’s a “reboot” or a “reimagining,” like that crappy Tim Burton version of Planet Of The Apes. However you want to define it, it’s safe to say that Milwaukee is currently building a lot of new shit.
• A five-story building stuffed with 96 “high-end” apartments is coming to 1632 N. Franklin Place, just south of Brady Street. The development is a step down from the original plan, which called for a 10-story building with 140 apartments. Pending final approvals, the project is due to start late this summer or early fall. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Speaking of Brady Street, a new Brady Street restaurant, Dorsia, recently opened. The Italian eatery is named after the restaurant in American Psycho, a novel and film about anonymous yuppies in the 1980s. One of them is a serial killer. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• You want a 200-room hotel on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street? You know, where that Associated Bank used to be? You got it! [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Speaking of Associated Bank, a new branch is coming to the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Broadway Street. It’s expected to open in late fall 2017. [Urban Milwaukee]
• The upcoming Cermak Fresh Market, located along South First Street and Greenfield Avenue in Walker’s Point, is gonna get a “Jimmy John’s, a women’s fashion boutique, a cafe and bookstore, and other retailers.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Northwestern Mutual’s mammoth downtown development is coming complete with a second, 34-story mixed-use tower chock full of 322 “high-end apartments,” 1,400 parking spaces, and first-floor commercial space. [Urban Milwaukee]