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DNR secretary Cole, Potawatomi's Crawford help celebrate Menomonee Valley revival: Slideshow (Milwaukee Business Journal)

DNR secretary Cole, Potawatomi's Crawford help celebrate Menomonee Valley revival: Slideshow (Milwaukee Business Journal)

Community and business leaders, including Potawatomi attorney general Jeff Crawford and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary Preston Cole, came together Sept. 27 to celebrate the revival of the Menomonee Valley and talk about the next major projects in the neighborhood west of downtown Milwaukee. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Jake Hill to see photos from the event.

2 breweries, 1 new beer: City Lights and Third Space collaborate to create ‘Urban Escape’ (Fox 6)

2 breweries, 1 new beer: City Lights and Third Space collaborate to create ‘Urban Escape’ (Fox 6)

It is an authentic taste of Milwaukee -- and its creators guarantee you have never had it before. It is a new beer called "Urban Escape" -- and it is being offered for a limited time only.

Menomonee Valley celebrates local businesses with third annual Valley Week (Milwaukee Business Journal)

Menomonee Valley celebrates local businesses with third annual Valley Week (Milwaukee Business Journal)

Twenty years ago, the Menomonee River Valley was at its lowest point, executive director of the Menomonee Valley Partners Corey Zetts said.

“There were hundreds of acres of empty factories and vacant land. You wouldn’t imagine kayaking the Menomonee River, and the Hank Aaron State Trail was just a vision,” Zetts said in an email.

The Menomonee Valley Partners celebrate the revitalization of the area that houses Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and many other local businesses with the third annual Valley Week Sept. 21-28.

Limited edition beer 'Urban Escape' celebrates Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley

Limited edition beer 'Urban Escape' celebrates Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley

Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley has undergone a remarkable renaissance over the years. 

On Thursday, there was a celebration marking 20 years of transformation in the valley hosted by Menomonee Valley partners Third Space Brewing and City Lights Brewing Company. 

Local woman was one of the first female train conductors in Midwest (WTMJ 4)

Local woman was one of the first female train conductors in Midwest (WTMJ 4)

For more than 100 years a company called the Milwaukee Road was one of the largest employers in the City of Milwaukee. It operated from the Menomonee River Valley, where three sculptures now sit memorializing its history. They represent the stories of thousands of workers, including a woman who overcame resistance in a male-dominated industry and became one of the first female train conductors in the Midwest.

City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing collaborate for Menomonee Valley beer (BizJournal)

City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing collaborate for Menomonee Valley beer (BizJournal)

On Sept. 18 Third Space Brewing and City Lights Brewing, both located in the Menomonee Valley, will release their first collaboration beer called the Menomonee River Valley Urban Escape, a limited edition brew to kick off Valley Week from Sept. 21-28.

‘A great place to visit:’ Valley Week celebrates Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley (Fox 6 News)

‘A great place to visit:’ Valley Week celebrates Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley (Fox 6 News)

Michelle Kramer, Kevin Wright and Jimmy Gohsman join FOX6 WakeUp to talk about Valley Week.

City Lights and Third Space collaborate on wild rice lager for Valley Week (OnMilwaukee)

City Lights and Third Space collaborate on wild rice lager for Valley Week (OnMilwaukee)

City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing have partnered on a collaboration brew that will be launched on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. to kick off Valley Week, which runs Sept. 21 through 28, an annual fall celebration that showcases the ever-changing and evolving Menomonee Valley.