Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week. This week: Brady Street Fest changing its date?

• Summers in Milwaukee have always been wonderfully busy and hectic times. Lakefront festivals, neighborhood festivals, food festivals, beer festivals, weekly music series, and general shows and events make summers in the City of Festivals especially, well, festive. But what the following news presupposes is [Owen Wilson voice] maybe it’s getting a little out of hand?

Yes, the organizers of the annual Brady Street Festival are considering moving the date of their long-running shindig in order to avoid an extremely, extremely busy weekend. The fest typically takes place on the last Saturday of July; this year, that Saturday (July 27) will be smack-dab in the middle of not only familiar returning events—German Fest, the MKE Air & Water Show, the Riverwest 24—but the now-annual Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival. It’s that last lakeside blowout that has the Brady Street Fest folks concerned.

“If we move, it will be because of Harley Fest,” Brady Street Improvement District Executive Director Michael Sander told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “My big concern is to make a decision that is beneficial to all the businesses on Brady. Does that mean moving Brady Street Fest and participating in Harley Fest? That’s a possibility.”

A possible new date for Brady Street Festival 2024 may be announced next week. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• On Wednesday we told you that the Northridge Mall saga—Milwaukee forever wanting to demolish the long-dead mall, the China-based owners of the mall dragging their feet—was continuing. Welp, one day later, it was announced that the Northridge Mall saga may, in fact, be over. Yep, Milwaukee has officially taken control of Northridge, via property tax foreclosure. The city’s long-sought demolition plans could FINALLY become a reality this year. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The currently closed Warehouse Art Museum is planning to leave its St. Paul Avenue location and move…somewhere. The museum plans to open in its new digs in 2025. [OnMilwaukee]

• The oft-renamed downtown convention center—currently named the Baird Center, but that could change by the time we hit “Publish”—is wrapping up its big $456 million expansion project. And with that expansion will come oodles of new art. The Baird Center announced 21 artists and artist teams that will create new works for the complex. Sadly, the beloved “Polka Escalator” has left the building for good. [Urban Milwaukee]

POLKA TIME: THE DEACCESSION from Dick Blau on Vimeo.

• “Photos: Media takes tour of model units at The Couture.” [BizTimes]

• “The Couture Shows Off First Apartments.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• “Milwaukee’s Couture highlights first furnished apartments.” [FOX 6]

• “Take a look at furnished apartment units inside Milwaukee’s newest skyscraper.” [WISN 12]

• “‘This building is transformative for the city’: Taking a tour of The Couture.” [CBS 58]

• “Take a tour of The Couture’s apartments as one tower penthouse is rented: Slideshow.” [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• “What to know about a new Milwaukee apartment high-rise opening soon.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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