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April 24, 2024

East Side Pub & Grill Is Closed, Redevelopment Coming

East Side Pub & Grille has closed - but big plans are in progress for the space

February 14, 2024

Here's the Date for Summer Soulstice 2024

Summer Soulstice Music Festival is featured by OnMilwaukee
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July 06, 2021

Black Cat Alley looking for women, LGBTQ and BIPOC artists to create new murals

Milwaukee's Black Cat Alley is looking for Wisconsin-based artists to create three new murals. Women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists will be prioritized, according to a news release from the East Side Business Improvement District.

July 06, 2021

East Art Lot and Black Cat Alley ramp up for more art and events

The East Side Creative Corridor will see some new art this summer as organizers seek three new murals for Black Cat Alley and relaunch the East Side Art Lot.

May 30, 2021

Milwaukee-area operators seek help through hiring events

Bars and restaurants in Milwaukee’s East Side neighborhoods are making a collective push to address an industry-wide obstacle: hiring workers.

May 30, 2021

East Side Restaurants and Bars Host Job Fair, May 21-22

The pandemic has been extremely difficult for the service industry to navigate. After having to close or significantly adjust operations, which often meant reducing staff, bars and restaurants are finally getting ready to adjust to a busier and more vibrant pre-pandemic schedule.

May 30, 2021

Greater East Side Restaurant & Bar Job Fair to take place May 21-22

More than 20 bars and restaurants will come together for the Greater East Side Restaurant & Bar Job Fair Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, as Covid restrictions are relaxed and businesses begin to adjust to a busier routine.

May 30, 2021

30 bars, restaurants join forces to hold east side job fair

As restrictions are slowly lifted in Milwaukee, east side bars and restaurants are struggling to find enough workers. That is why east side improvement districts are holding a job fair Friday and Saturday at Casablanca on East Brady Street.

April 23, 2021

The Award-Winning East Side Art Lot Will Return This Summer

In the bygone days of summer 2020, the East Side saw what was once a boring parking lot brought to life with 10 picnic tables painted by local artists. The lot, at 1915 E. North Ave. became an outdoor hangout for diners carrying out from area restaurants.

April 23, 2021

Family-owned pet store to open on Milwaukee’s East Side

A German Shepherd puppy named Franklin is one of many family members managing day-to-day operations at Skilos, a new pet store opening Thursday on Milwaukee’s East Side. The family-owned business is opening its first location at 2328 N. Farwell Ave. in a shopping center near the intersection of East North Avenue and North Farwell Avenue.