Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week.
• For the past few months we’ve been featuring fish fry reviews from Caleb Westphal, a Milwaukee man who hasn’t missed a Friday night fish fry since 2013. (Check out this week’s report from Fond du Lac’s Walleye Weekend.) Caleb’s dedication to the time-honored Wisconsin tradition is impressive, but we’re sad to report he’ll have one less option this summer—after eight years, the Point Fish Fry & A Flick series at Discovery World has been put on indefinite hold.
According to the Milwaukee Business Journal:
“After seven great seasons, all parties came together and decided that the series in its current format had run its course,” [Discovery World spokesman Paul Flatden] said. “At this time there are no future plans to show outdoor movies at Discovery World in 2017. However, there is always a possibility that we could reimagine an outdoor movie series on the lakefront in 2018 and beyond.”
Discovery World is planning an $18 million expansion and renovation that will begin this year, but Flatden said the expansion “played no part in the decision to cancel the ‘Fish Fry & a Flick’ outdoor music series.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Is Taiwan-based Apple manufacturer Foxconnn building a $4 billion plant in Milwaukee that will employ thousands? Maybe! [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• In honor of the Milwaukee Bucks’ 50th season, the team will play a 2017-18 regular season game at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (formerly the MECCA). The date of the game has yet to be announced. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Milwaukee County Transit System is the 13th best mass transit in the country for providing access to jobs. Great job, Milwaukee (County Transit System)! [Urban Milwaukee]
• DJ Hostettler and his “UNPRESIDENTED: DIY vs. Donald Trump” project got a nice shout-out from NBC News:
“The main job is to document, to motivate, and provide solace and let people know you’re not alone,” Hostettler said. “Our mission was to really document the fact that artists are not happy right now, and to hopefully provide some sort of soundtrack that is a catharsis for people.” [NBC News]
• A restaurant/lounge called BV 3001 will soon open in the old Pastiche space in Bay View. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• Karl Ratzsch restaurant closed back in April; now, items from the nearly century-old Milwaukee establishment are being auctioned off online. Want some German beer steins? They’ve got German beer steins. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• A former foreclosed home at 2406 N. 4th St. is being transformed into a home for artists. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Here are some pictures from the first NEWaukee Night Market of 2017. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!