Most Milwaukee residents sadly remember the closing of the Pabst Brewery back in 1996. The site remained largely vacant until 2007, when Zilber Ltd., led by the late developer and philanthropist Joseph Zilber, purchased the 21 acre site and its dozen historic buildings. The goal was to create the next great neighborhood built around the themes of historic preservation and sustainability.
Please join us as Dan McCarthy and Rotarian Steve Chevalier of Zilber Ltd. lead a tour for Rotarians and guests of the magnificent transformation of this key historic property. Today, “The Brewery” is home to a mix of residential units, professional office space, educational institutions, and entertainment venues. Two breweries, one of which is Pabst, are slated to be added soon to return portions of the site to its original heritage. Public-private partnerships in the redevelopment include a City of Milwaukee TIF District, Resident’s Preference and Emerging Business Enterprise involvement, and federal EB-5 foreign investment funding. Valuations are on track to grow from the original $9.3 million to over $80 million.
The Tyrotarian tour will meet on Wednesday October 19th at 4:30 PM at Zilber Park on 10th Street, which is across from the UWM School of Public Health (1240 N. 10th Street) and adjacent to Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub. Parking in the 900+ space parking deck (enter on 9th Street) is provided complimentary of Zilber Ltd.
A social gathering at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery will begin at approximately 6:00 PM, with cash bar availability of 12 craft beers on tap.
Please sign up online here or contact the Rotary office.