Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.
• As we reminded you earlier this week, Bayshore Town Center is in the midst of a “reimagining,” and portions of the old indoor mall are scheduled for demolition in January 2020. Save for a few nail salons and a Panda Express, the indoor mall is pretty much a ghost town right now. Get in and get your “dead mall” pics while the gettin’s good.
Anyway, here’s some Bayshore footage from happier times—April 17 1982, to be exact. That’s the day roughly 6,000 people showed up outside the mall to break a world record for “most people to play in a band under one conductor.” The conductor? Former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conductor Paul Polivnik. The song? John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars And Stripes Forever.” The performance? Well, see for yourself.
Sadly, the Milwaukee world record is no more. The current world record for world’s largest orchestra appears to be 7,224, set in 2013 in Australia. Someone get the folks from Bounce Milwaukee on the phone. [YouTube]
• Speaking of reimagined malls, the owners of the former Shops of Grand Avenue are attracting more tenants and buying up more nearby buildings. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Gender-inclusive restrooms and locker rooms may be coming to all city-owned buildings. [Urban Milwaukee]
• The Brewery District has a new welcome sign/sculpture called “Gateway Sculpture.” [OnMilwaukee]
• Falafel Guys will be leaving Crossroads Collective food hall in December. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• A documentary about Coo Coo Cal, The Rise And Fall Of Coo Coo Cal, will screen at the Milwaukee Art Museum November 30. [Twitter]
NOVEMBER 30TH @ THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM. pic.twitter.com/Dzl7efV3e9
— bruh city (@Air__Maxwell) November 11, 2019
• “For nearly two decades, Milwaukee rap was defined by a one-hit wonder. With its store-brand-soda spin on the Southern rap of the day, Coo Coo Cal’s ‘My Projects’ sprinted up the charts in 2001, delivering Milwaukee its first and only No. 1 rap single.” But oh, how the times have changed. Evan Rytlewski looks at the big names and big numbers of modern Milwaukee rap. [NPR]
• Flat Out Friday is moving to Fiserv Forum March 13, 2020. [OnMilwaukee]
• The whole “keep bars open until 4 a.m. during the DNC” thing is moving along nicely. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Neighborhood Draft opens today in the Washington Heights neighborhood. [OnMilwaukee]
• Wheel & Sprocket will open its Bay View store/corporate office in early 2020. [BizTimes]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!