Every Friday, Off The Record looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for bits of news we missed throughout the week.
• Thursday night, the Milwaukee Brewers continued their hot streak by defeating the visiting Atlanta Braves 7-2. It was another terrific game (still no Uecker, sadly), though eagle-eyed fans at Miller Park may have noticed something odd: some obscured signage on the right-center outfield wall. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, that space is normally home to an ad for Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. And, also according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Potawatomi elects to cover up all of its ads at Miller Park any time the Braves or the Cleveland Indians come to town.
Potawatomi has been doing this for nearly a decade. Here’s the hotel and casino’s statement on the matter:
The issue of Native American words and symbols being used as team names or mascots is an issue many tribes have advocated against for years. As a business owned and operated by a tribal government, this is a decision we’ve made to support and build on that advocacy.
The Braves will be at Miller Park through Sunday. The Indians were here in May, and are not scheduled to return this regular season. (Also: Yeah, we know, the top picture is from 2013.) [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• The owners of the Shops of Grand Avenue bought a 150,000-square-foot chunk of the adjoining ASQ Center office building in downtown Milwaukee. The owners are expected to formally announce their Grand Ave. redevelopment plans—plans that include “a first-floor food hall, upper-floor offices, and 50 apartments in the historic Plankinton Arcade—in the upcoming weeks. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Avalon Atmospheric Theater will celebrate the life of Anthony Bourdain with a special screening of two episodes (the pilot and finale) of No Reservations on Wednesday, July 25. All proceeds from ticket sales ($15) and Avalon’s specialty menu item will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. [Facebook]
• The City of Milwaukee will hand over a section of W. Highland Avenue to the Milwaukee Bucks. The new-stadium-adjacent section of former city street will become a loading zone. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Speaking of the new Bucks arena, it’ll have a Chick-fil-A. [BizTimes]
• Summerfest will (literally) raise the roof of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, and overhaul the festival’s children’s areas. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Some shit went down at the Riverwest Public House. [Shepherd Express]
• RIP Bay View BID. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Three crummy-looking commercial buildings along the new streetcar line, 627 – 637 N. Broadway, are getting a kinda-sorta historic makeover. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Miami investor Cambridge Landmark bought the Hyatt Regency in downtown Milwaukee for a cool $37.3 million. “Every aspect of the property is going to be changed over the next 18 months,” said Pedro Miranda, a managing partner of Cambridge Landmark. Plans have yet to be revealed for the circular restaurant space on top of the building. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Pan-Asian eatery Momo Mee is opening in the Freshwater Plaza in Walker’s Point, 110 E. Greenfield Ave. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• Arlo Guthrie got mad at Urban Milwaukee. [Urban Milwaukee]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!