Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.
• Call it the circle of life: When one beloved restaurant opens, another beloved restaurant closes. And the Wahlburgers in the Third Ward closes, too.
Yep, after three years of being Milwaukee’s only national burger joint founded by Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg, the Third Ward location of Wahlburgers at 322 N. Broadway has closed its doors for good. (A location at The Corners of Brookfield remains open.) “With the changing nature of the restaurant business combined with staffing challenges, we are evolving our strategy when it comes to this particular Wahlburgers restaurant location,” reads a statement from the franchise’s owner, supermarket company Hy-Vee. “Hy-Vee will now only be opening Wahlburgers at Hy-Vee locations going forward.” [TMJ4]
• Also leaving the Milwaukee drink/food scene: longtime Cathedral Square bar/restaurant Flannery’s Bar & Restaurant. According to a social media post, Flannery’s last day of service will be January 29, capping off more than 25 years in business. “Our building has recently been purchased by JT Wells Milwaukee LLC, ‘Taylors,'” reads the post. “They have new plans for 425 East Wells Street in the months ahead. We wish them well.” [OnMilwaukee]
• Also closing (in March): The Spice House at 1031 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. [BizTimes]
• Also also closing (on Sunday): E&F Pizzeria in Crossroads Collective. [OnMilwaukee]
• Wanna nominate your favorite Wisconsin musician(s) for a prestigious Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award, even though you’re not a WAMI member? WELL NOW YOU CAN. “As part of its new plan to reach out to fans, musicians and industry folks across the state, Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced that anyone, regardless of WAMI membership status, can nominate local talent for the WAMI awards,” reports the Shepherd Express. “This change in direction comes after years of general perception of WAMI as an exclusive club for insiders.” The initial nomination process is open now through February 21. [Shepherd Express]
• Oh hell yeah, Pantera will play the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 31. [OnMilwaukee]
• Oh hell no, Jeff Dunham will play the Wisconsin State Fair. Again. [OnMilwaukee]
• A new Wisconsin-produced film, Deep Woods (directed by Milwaukee’s Steve Laughlin) is streaming now on Apple TV and Vudu. [Shepherd Express]
• A new “restaurant, bar and entertainment venue” called District Fore is set to open in the old SPiN/Evolution GastroPong space at 233 E. Chicago St. [OnMilwaukee]
• A new barbecue joint, Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ, is coming to 3rd St. Market Hall this spring. [Urban Milwaukee]
• So long, Piggly Wiggly at 709 E. Capitol Dr.; hello, Burlington. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Gold Diggers strip club at 4750 N. Hopkins St. got tipped with a 20-day suspension. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Milwaukee’s own Red Letter Media auctioned off a VHS copy of ultra-obscure/crummy movie Nukie for $80,000 (it’s a long story), and donated half of the money to the Wisconsin Humane Society, and the other half to St. Jude’s Hospital. Nicely done, you frauds! [TMJ4]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!
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