The Milwaukee Press Club brought together experts to explore the inside story on what’s happening now with the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the surrounding area. On Nov. 16, 2017, a room full of 100 guests heard from those involved in the big project about what is next, along with how the new arena will impact the bars and restaurants and other businesses in the downtown area. The panelists included Peter Feigin, President of the Bucks, CARW’s Tracy Johnson, Matt Rinka of Rinka Chung Architecture Inc. and Bobby Wiltgen, owner of Who’s on Third, Cantina & Oak Barrel Public House. The new arena and surrounding development by the Milwaukee Bucks in downtown Milwaukee is changing the landscape of the city’s central business district. The Bucks already have completed a new $30 million practice facility and a parking structure. The $524 million arena is on track to be completed in less than a year and the BMO Harris Bradley Center is scheduled to be demolished soon after. At the same time, work has started on apartments in the district, along with the highly anticipated entertainment block.
See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article HERE.
See the Milwaukee Business Journal Article HERE.
See photos from the event HERE.