Downtown's Business Improvement District opposes a downtown strip club

Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District released a statement stating the group is against the possibility of a strip club operating downtown.

The organization includes Marcus Corporation, Northwestern Mutual, US Bank, and We Energies.

“A gentleman’s club has no place in the renaissance of Wisconsin Avenue. We have opposed applications for gentlemen’s clubs at 730 North Old World Third Street five times over the last five years. In that time, the revival of Wisconsin Avenue has gained traction. If the City approves a gentlemen’s club today, it will do so against the objection of:

  • The new local owners of the Shops of Grand Avenue who have already invested millions and who plan to invest millions more in long-awaited revitalization.
  • The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the midst of its near hundred million dollar campaign to rehabilitate the Grand Theater.
  • Thousands of residents who have made Grand Wisconsin, Boston Lofts, MKE Lofts, the Buckler, Library Hill and James Court their homes.
  • Community initiatives such as Sculpture Milwaukee, utility box restoration and on-avenue-lighting.”
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