Depending on which news sources you follow, Milwaukee is going through either a “renaissance” or a “reinvention.” However you want to define it, it’s safe to say that Milwaukee is currently building a lot of new and wonderful things! Here are some of them, brought to you by GTG Home Buyers!

• An already packed Milwaukee summer just got ridiculously packed—and it’s all thanks to Potawatomi Casino Hotel, an unused lot, and Snoop Dogg.

Yes, as previously rumored, Potawatomi Casino Hotel is getting back into the live music game, building a temporary outdoor venue in an unused lot just west of the casino. And yes, the venue will host three shows this summer as part of Potawatomi’s “Amplified Concert Series.” And YES, the first show, on June 15, will feature none other than Snoop Dogg.

“Drop it like it’s hot when the Potawatomi Amplified Concert Series kicks off on June 15, 2024 with Snoop Dogg,” reads a press release. “The outdoor concert venue, located in the former Cargill lot just west of the casino, is 50,000–200,000 square feet of seating for up to 4,800 music lovers. Featuring 40 picnics, double-decker VIP tents, food trucks, beer trucks, free parking…you get the point. It’s the real deal for real.”

Tickets are on sale NOW. Two additional “Amplified” shows are planned for July and August. Info on those shows has yet to be released. [WISN 12]

• As noted above, the Snoop show marks Potawatomi’s return to live music. The casino closed its longtime indoor concert venue, the Northern Lights Theater, in January 2023. What’s in the former Northern Lights space now? A new, permanent, Las Vegas-style sportsbook that celebrated its grand openings last week, that’s what! [Milwaukee Magazine]

• Headline: “Here’s what Northwestern Mutual is considering for the downtown University Club building.” Possible uses for the shuttered-earlier-this-year club at 924 E. Wells St.: “food service facilities, meeting and event spaces, guest rooms and a sky lounge.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The City of Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD) recently released a draft of its Growing MKE Draft Plan. The plan makes “recommendations for future updates to Milwaukee’s zoning code to encourage housing growth and choice throughout Milwaukee.” Wanna check it out? You can find it [HERE].

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