28 January 2010

East Side Fire Devistates Community

About a week ago a fire destroyed a Milwaukee East Side Landmark, four businesses and ten apartments.  It is sad for the businesses, one of which has been in the same location for over twenty years - Pizza Man Restraunt.  The building was also the ideal urban mixed use building on a busy street corner with retail at sidwalk level and apartments above.  It was originally built in the 1920's in the Mediterranean Revival style and was in above average condition.  The building has had a long time owner who apparently kept the lease rates modest and because of this the restraunts that occupied the building were local, family owned establishments. It is sad to see the devastation and hopefully the businesses will either rebuild or locate nearby.  For more information please read the from The Daily Reporter "Fire Takes a Slice Out of Milwaukee Street".  For a Google map click here.

1 comment:

  1. It's such a shame and just a terrible loss. Hopefully they can rebuild.