Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week. This week: no more Bar Rescue bars.
And then there were none. Somewhere, Jon Taffer is shedding a single tear of Smirnoff vodka.
Yes, Campbell’s Irish Pub—a.k.a. the former Packy’s Pub, a.k.a. the former Packy’s Pub that changed its name to Campbell’s Irish Pub in 2014 when it was “rescued” by long-running reality show Bar Rescue and its long-bellowing host Taffer—is closing. The building, located at 4068 S. Howell Ave., had been for sale since 2017. Hector Espinoza of Guaves Homes LLC purchased it earlier this month, and tells Urban Milwaukee he isn’t sure what he’ll do with the building, but that it probably won’t be a bar.
Campbell’s eight years of post-“rescued” life was certainly a spot better than Milwaukee’s other Bar Rescue bar, Nick’s House. Formerly the Y-Not III, the East Side watering hole received the Bar Rescue treatment in 2014. Less than two years later, it closed. Oh, and not only that, it was demolished. The site has been an empty, fenced-off grass lot ever since. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Bartolotta Restaurants will run a counter-service restaurant out of the McKinley Roundhouse on McKinley Beach this summer. The aptly named “Roundhouse” will serve snacks, beer, and wine, and will include a sundry store. [BizTimes]
• Flourchild Pizza is open now in the former Distil space at 722 N. Milwaukee St. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• S’lush Daiquiri Bar and Event Space will open this summer in the former Ale Asylum Riverhouse space at 1110 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. [OnMilwaukee]
• The Brewery District will host a weekly farmer’s market on Fridays, June 10 through October 28. Located at 925 W. Juneau Ave., the market will include “local farmers, plus artists, makers, beer, food trucks, and live entertainment.” [OnMilwaukee]
• New Negative/Positive EP! [Bandcamp]
• Will John McGivern’s Main Streets return for a second season? Yes. Will McGivern be joined by a co-host this time around? Yes. Will that co-host be Milwaukee historian John Gurda? Incredibly, no. It’ll be former Discover Wisconsin host Emmy Fink. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• The former Points View Boite nightclub at 1619 S. 1st St. is set to become an event space called Vieux. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Riverwest Food Pantry has changed its name to Kinship Community Food Center. [WUWM]
• Bublr Bikes is the proud owner of more than 300 new e-bikes and 26 new stations. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Gotta use a new bus app now. Ugh. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!
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