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