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

• In the Inferno, “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” is the sign Dante sees as he enters the gates of hell. In Milwaukee, “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” is the sign we all see when we hit November and the last of the city’s beer gardens close for the season. Yes, Estabrook Beer Garden and South Shore Terrace Kitchen + Beer Garden will pack things up for the winter this weekend. Both parks will be open Saturday and Sunday until 9 p.m., with Estabrook going all out with a half-price “end-of-season blowout.” Drink (and bundle) up. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Justin Vernon and Bon Iver will do a 10-year anniversary thing for their breakout album For Emma, Forever Ago Saturday, February 17 at the rustic BMO Harris Bradley Center. [Radio Milwaukee]

• Summerfest’s Rock ‘n Sole Run will not rock and/or run in 2018. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• The first Wisconsin Shake Shack, located at 220 E. Buffalo St., is on track for a December opening. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Eternally awesome “located-in-the-basement-of-a-nondescript-downtown-office-building” Pakistani restaurant Shah Jee’s is opening two (!) more locations. [LoriFredrichDiningNews.com]

• Fox Face’s first full-length album, Spoil + Destroy, is out now. It’s awesome. The release show is tonight at Acme Records. [Scene Point Blank]

• Members of DNA MKE (Downtown Neighbors Association of Milwaukee) want the soon-to-be-demolished BMO Harris Bradley Center to be turned into green space. [OnMilwaukee]

• A new Korean restaurant called Char’d is coming to the former Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The new Bucks arena will have Coke products instead of Pepsi products. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The new six-floor, 150-room Hyatt Place hotel near the new Bucks arena has been “topped off.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• Third Space Brewing is doing really well. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• There’s a new rating system for grocery stores and restaurants. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• There’s a new mural. [OnMilwaukee]

• There’s a new parking garage. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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