Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.
• Hot on the heels of the Milwaukee Bucks allowing a limited number of fans into Fiserv Forum, the Milwaukee Brewers have revealed their own COVID safety plan to allow a limited number of fans into Miller Park American Family Field. According to MLB.com:
The team submitted a 350-page proposal to the City of Milwaukee Health Department calling for 35 percent occupancy at American Family Field — the stadium formerly known as Miller Park — for the club’s April 1 season opener against the Twins. If approved at that occupancy level, between 14,500 and 16,000 fans and employees would be in the building to begin the season, with hope of increasing attendance throughout the year if health and safety conditions continue to improve.
“This will absolutely be safe,” said principal owner Mark Attanasio of the Brewers’ safety plan. “We’re going to use every best practice for spacing and so forth, and we’ve had a lot of experience with those who preceded us in having live events. I’m quite confident.”
The team is hoping for a decision by the end of the month. [MLB.com]
• It looks like the city’s outdoor street dining program is getting another extension. Oh, and it “eventually could be broadened as city officials consider other ways for streets to host more than just cars.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• Blackwood Brothers Restaurant and Social Club plans to open this spring in the former Belli’s Bistro at 3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. The menu will focus on “comfort food” such as “shrimp sliders served with a Korean-inspired remoulade and Tiger slaw, a melange of cabbage, daikon, mango and apple.” [OnMilwaukee]
• Okay, now it’s really, really, really official: Thanks to a signature from Mayor Tom Barrett, Old World Third Street—between W. McKinley Avenue and W. Wisconsin Avenue—will be renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The section of the street north of McKinley Avenue has been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive since 1984. [Urban Milwaukee]
• New Dana Coppafeel track! It’s called “Pancakes”! [Bandcamp]
• New episode of Milwaukee Kitchen! It’s called “Crowded Soup”! [YouTube]
• A fundraiser is underway to erect a bronze statue of Milwaukee icon Vel R. Phillips at the state Capitol. [Urban Milwaukee]
• R.I.P. Dean Jensen, a major force in the Milwaukee art scene, and author of Queen Of The Air: A True Story Of Love And Tragedy At The Circus. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
• Have a safe and positive weekend, Milwaukee.