Every Friday, Stuff We Missed (formerly Off The Record, which is now the name of our print-only Colectivo publication) looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.

• It’s Friday and it’s nice outside, so let’s cut to the chase: Zócalo Food Park, a.k.a. Milwaukee’s first food truck park, is expected to open next month at the corner of Sixth and Pierce streets. It’ll boast “four regular food trucks, a rotating seasonal food truck, and [an] incubator program to support food startups.” The four regular food trucks will be “Bowl Cut, an Asian rice bowl concept; Fontelle’s, a burger concept by the creators of Fresh Fin Poke; Mazorca Tacos by [food truck park organizer Jesús] González; and Scratch Ice Cream.” The first business to take part in the incubator program will be Ruby’s Bagels. There’ll also be beer and cocktails. Hell yes. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Back in April, the City of Milwaukee issued a raze order for the long-defunct Northridge Mall. Soon after, the owners of the mall, U.S. Black Spruce Enterprise Group, announced their plans to appeal the order. Now, Black Spruce has whipped up some renderings and claims they will transform Northridge into an Asian Merchandise Market by spring 2021. Huh. Milwaukee remains skeptical. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Hacienda Beer Co. Taproom opens this Saturday in the former G. Daddy’s BBC, 2018 E. North Ave. [OnMilwaukee]

• Ridership numbers for The Hop: good! [Urban Milwaukee]

• Progress on extensions for The Hop: not good! [Urban Milwaukee]

• We somehow slept on this new video from Milwaukee rapper Dad. It’s incredible. [YouTube]

• In this week’s “No shit” news, a lot of Milwaukeeans watched the Bucks’ NBA Eastern Conference finals run on TV. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele plans to demolish his Shorewood mansion and build a new one. People have opinions about this for some reason. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Early ticket packages for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival are on sale NOW. [Milwaukee Film]

• Elwood’s Liquor & Tap will “hopefully” open in two to three weeks in the former Rosie’s Water Works, 1111 N. Water St. [OnMilwaukee]

• Fiserv Forum’s so-called “Deer District” is hosting a free summer concert series in its so-called “Beer Garden.” From May 29 through August 28, Milwaukeeans can enjoy music from Ryan McIntyre, Joe Wray, Jake Warne, Joe Wray, Jake Warne, Joe Wray, Jake Warne, and more. [OnMilwaukee]

• Also, the Deer District has a water fountain now. It’s called “The Fountain.” [OnMilwaukee]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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