Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.

• Isn’t it funny when fundraisers implore regular schmucks like us to kick in our hard-earned $25 or whatever, and then a millionaire comes along at the last minute and viola! “We” did it! We suppose it’s just how things work, but still.

Anyway, the “Light the Hoan” campaign raised another $500,000 this week, courtesy of a $250,000 Dohmen Company Foundation challenge grant. Last November, an anonymous donor dropped $1.2 million on the campaign. For the rest of us, there’s still the option to kick in $25 and dedicate a light to a person or organization that has “made Milwaukee’s future brighter.” #UeckerLights

“To start off the new year with this kind of momentum is extremely exciting,” said Light the Hoan co-founder Michael Hostad. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the backing of our donors and look to gain even greater support as we head into these next three critical months of fundraising, when the future of our region stands firmly in the spotlight.”

The campaign has raised more than $2.5 million of its $4 million goal, which will be used to outfit the Hoan Bridge with programmable LED lights—just in time for the Democratic National Convention! Spoiler: the campaign will be successful. Hell, they’re already ordering the lights. [OnMilwaukee]

• Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced plans to clean up the city’s waterways—to the tune of $29.9 million. Sixty-five percent of that price tag will be covered by the federal government, while the rest will come from the state, county, and city. [WISN 12]

• The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a $15 minimum wage for Fiserv Forum workers. The agreement “covers about 1,000 employees and is with the Bucks business arm Deer District LLC and foodservice contractor Levy Premium Foodservice.” Positions included are “ushers, bartenders, cashiers, concessions, cooks, runners, hawkers, dishwashers, servers, guest service representatives and security.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Bar Louie on Water Street is closed. Bar Louie at Bayshore is closed. [OnMilwaukee]

• Urban Beets on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive is closed. [OnMilwaukee]

• Magic-themed brewery Wizard Works Brewing will open at 231 E. Buffalo St. April 3. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• A Laotian food pop-up will, well, pop up at Crossroads Collective March 12-22. [88Nine Radio Milwaukee]

• The parent company of men’s clothing retailer Harleys, HH Clothing Co., now owns #beloved #brand MilwaukeeHome. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled their lineup of Theme Nights and Community Nights for 2020. Top Gun night! Star Wars night! Superman night! Boy band night! More! [CBS 58]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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