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King Drive Is Our mission is to grow our community by supporting businesses, organizations, and all who live and work in the greater King Drive area.

Since our inception in 1992, the BID’s mission has been to improve the King Drive District by fostering a culture that enjoys a trendy and authentic retail experience while attracting businesses who embrace the commitment to hard work and strong character that the area was founded on. And so far, expectations have been exceeded. In the past 15 years there has been over $200 million of new development in the BID.

Operating as usual

!We're excited to announce that Confectionately Yours Cafe will begin soft opening tomorrow 10/25 inside the Legacy Buil...
10/24/2022

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We're excited to announce that Confectionately Yours Cafe will begin soft opening tomorrow 10/25 inside the Legacy Building at 1920 N MLK.

They will have limited hours and menu tomorrow during the soft opening which will go through the holiday. Hours will be Mon- Friday 7am-10am.

Confectionately Yours will also be offer some grab-and-go items as well Small Catering for businesses who want to host Coffee / Pastry boxes.

Hope to see you there!

 Save the date for this family fun event for all!
10/21/2022


Save the date for this family fun event for all!

Half Way There!!! Did you know the new Museum will be located in the Historic King Drive, BID #8?! We are excited to wel...
10/21/2022
Milwaukee Public Museum reaches halfway point in $240 million campaign - Milwaukee Business Journal

Half Way There!!!

Did you know the new Museum will be located in the Historic King Drive, BID #8?! We are excited to welcome continued development in the Haymarket neighborhood on the southern end of the business improvement district.


https://loom.ly/Np-rGbo

Museum president and CEO Ellen Censky said that most of the private funding has been from the museum's "close friends and board members."

Thank you to all who provided feedback during our strategic planning process. Your survey responses, interviews, and dia...
10/14/2022

Thank you to all who provided feedback during our strategic planning process. Your survey responses, interviews, and dialog will allow us to continue on our mission of developing our King Drive to the best in the nation!

Thank you to all who provided feedback during our strategic planning process. Your survey responses, interviews, and dia...
10/14/2022

Thank you to all who provided feedback during our strategic planning process. Your survey responses, interviews, and dialog will allow us to continue on our mission of developing our King Drive to the best in the nation!

We're so excited to be in collaboration with Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp for this Inaugural Harvest Art...
10/13/2022

We're so excited to be in collaboration with Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp for this Inaugural Harvest Art Fair. Join us for this fun-filled FREE event!

ThriveOn Art will be hosting another visioning session Saturday, October 15, 2022. Hope you can join. Visit https://loom...
10/11/2022

ThriveOn Art will be hosting another visioning session Saturday, October 15, 2022. Hope you can join.
Visit https://loom.ly/RIPuY24 for more information.

ThriveOn Art will be hosting another visioning session Saturday, October 15, 2022. Hope you can join. Visit https://loom...
10/11/2022

ThriveOn Art will be hosting another visioning session Saturday, October 15, 2022. Hope you can join. Visit https://loom.ly/RIPuY24 for more information.

Not able to make it to the Pumpkin Patch this year-we've got you covered!"  Save the date for this family event for all....
10/10/2022

Not able to make it to the Pumpkin Patch this year-we've got you covered!" Save the date for this family event for all. We hope to see you there!

Schlitz Park is reestablishing their Milwaukee River Challenge 5k and 2mile walk on Thursday evening, September 15, 2022...
09/14/2022

Schlitz Park is reestablishing their Milwaukee River Challenge 5k and 2mile walk on Thursday evening, September 15, 2022. All proceeds are benefiting the Donald Driver Foundation.

During Bronzeville week we honored Salute Society as business of the year during its annual breakfast.Salute Society Stu...
09/09/2022


During Bronzeville week we honored Salute Society as business of the year during its annual breakfast.

Salute Society Studio is located 2372 n doctor m.l.k jr dr Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Salute Society Studio is diverse in its classes and instructors. Ranging from hip-hop to contemporary, each class has its own unique vibe.

If you’re looking for a creative space to express yourself artistically, then Salute Society studio is the place for you!

Check out their page for more info!

On this day when we celebrate American labor, we celebrate you! Happy Labor Day!In observance of  Monday, September 5, 2...
09/05/2022

On this day when we celebrate American labor, we celebrate you! Happy Labor Day!

In observance of Monday, September 5, 2022, the BID office will be closed and will return to regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.

Today is the last day!The BID is always busy, but we NEED to hear from YOU! If you have a moment, please click the link ...
08/18/2022

Today is the last day!

The BID is always busy, but we NEED to hear from YOU! If you have a moment, please click the link in bio to complete a brief survey.

We want to learn how you view Historic King
Drive BID, what you find valuable, and how we
can prepare for the future.

Thank you for your participation.🧡

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!Today is the last day to provide feedback on the Bronzeville Overlay Study. Please visit engage...
08/15/2022
Bronzeville

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Today is the last day to provide feedback on the Bronzeville Overlay Study.

Please visit engagemke.com/Bronzeville and click on "View and provide comments on the recommendations" under "Bronzeville Overlay Public Meeting #2."

Thank you for your participation.

Landing page for Bronzeville

This Saturday, August 13th from 12:00pm to 5:30pm showcases the talents of some of Milwaukee’s best visual and performin...
08/09/2022

This Saturday, August 13th from 12:00pm to 5:30pm showcases the talents of some of Milwaukee’s best visual and performing artists.

This free event offers attendees the chance to view and purchase art and vendor goods, enjoy live entertainment, participate in interactive demonstrations, and support local businesses. Face painting, caricature drawings, exploration areas, and giveaways as well, make the Bronzeville Art Walk perfect for even the little ones to enjoy!

Artists and vendors will be placed outdoors and within various businesses in the historic Bronzeville area. The area carved out for the event will be between Meinecke Ave. and Garfield Ave., AND North Ave. between Vel Phillips Ave. and 2nd street.

This year’s ArtWalk will introduce a “Carnival Fete” or celebration that pays tribute to Afro-Caribbean culture. A variety of traditional cuisine and drinks will also be available for purchase through vendors and within businesses. Live performances will take place throughout the event. The Carnival celebration/show, closing ceremony, and awards will happen from 3:30-5:30 pm, and will take place on the main stage located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Dr. and Garfield Ave.

Please join us for this family friendly event all are sure to enjoy!

The BID is always busy, but we NEED to hear from YOU! If you have a moment, please click the link below  to complete a b...
08/04/2022

The BID is always busy, but we NEED to hear from YOU! If you have a moment, please click the link below to complete a brief survey.

We want to learn how you view Historic King Drive BID, what you find valuable, and how we can prepare for the future.

Thank you for your participation.🧡

https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zeM1hUSVGIHrhQ

Come check out ! A talented paper illustrator, featured at this years Bronzeville Art Walk Saturday August 13th at 12pm!...
07/29/2022

Come check out ! A talented paper illustrator, featured at this years Bronzeville Art Walk Saturday August 13th at 12pm!

Since it’s inception in 1992, the mission of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID 8) has been to i...
07/08/2022

Since it’s inception in 1992, the mission of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID 8) has been to improve the district by fostering a culture that enjoys a trendy and authentic retail experience, while attracting businesses who embrace the commitment to hard work and strong character that the area was founded on.

We are still accepting artist and vendors to participate in the Bronzeville ArtWalk. The finale of Bronzeville Week-the ...
06/27/2022

We are still accepting artist and vendors to participate in the Bronzeville ArtWalk. The finale of Bronzeville Week-the Bronzeville ArtWalk, allows patrons to visit & shop Historic King Drive businesses and some of Milwaukee's top local artist! Enjoy live art demonstrations, performances, vendors, DJ's, food & drinks & more!
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The Bronzeville community is experiencing exciting growth and development!Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, the Department of C...
06/21/2022

The Bronzeville community is experiencing exciting growth and development!
Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, the Department of City Development, and the Historic King Drive BID TOMORROW (6/22) at America's Black Holocaust Museum to share your feedback on building design standards that will help shape the future of Milwaukee's Bronzeville. Repost from




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Today's Juneteenth Day Celebration is in full swing! As you patronize local businesses thoughout the festival, be sure t...
06/19/2022

Today's Juneteenth Day Celebration is in full swing! As you patronize local businesses thoughout the festival, be sure to make time to check out the events at America's Black Holocaust Museum.
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Happy Father’s Day to everyone father and father figure! We appreciate you and as a special thank you, admission to ABHM is free for you today! We’re open from 10AM-5PM and have an outdoor stage today in celebration of Juneteenth. We hope to see the entire family.

It’s a Official!!!  Welcome to King Drive ! Now open11am -9pm 2215 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Milwaukee, WI 53212
04/22/2022

It’s a Official!!!
Welcome to King Drive ! Now open
11am -9pm

2215 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Milwaukee, WI 53212

The Bronzeville community is experiencing significant growth and development. Join , Milwaukee City Development] and  on...
04/21/2022

The Bronzeville community is experiencing significant growth and development. Join , Milwaukee City Development] and on May 2nd for a virtual presentation and facilitated discussion to make your voice heard about the future of Bronzeville!
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The 5th Annual Harambee Clean Up will take place this Friday! All are welcomed to participate, supplies will be provided...
04/19/2022

The 5th Annual Harambee Clean Up will take place this Friday! All are welcomed to participate, supplies will be provided and food will be served.
(Ponchos included🙂)

Join us for the 5th Annual Harambee Clean Up! All are welcomed to participate, supplies will be provided.
03/30/2022

Join us for the 5th Annual Harambee Clean Up! All are welcomed to participate, supplies will be provided.

We're so excited to see this historic transformation! Please consider a contribution of any amount. Reposted from  How i...
03/01/2022

We're so excited to see this historic transformation! Please consider a contribution of any amount.

Reposted from How it started… 😳 How it’s going! 🤩

Hey HoneyBees! We’re in the homestretch and we still need your help to pull this operation off by April 3rd! It would mean so much to me because that marks the date of my Dad’s transition and his Mom’s (my Grandmother’s) birthday! We still have to lay floors and purchase furniture and appliances (Whew! 😳)... We just want you to trust & know that when you contribute to our growth, we take every dime and do exactly what we say we’re gonna do with it! We hold ourselves accountable to you, our investors, our community, our family! Please take a moment to click the link to contribute and help us seal the deal so we can get to enjoying our new space… Together! Thanks in advance! 🍯🐝💛 😉 LOVE!

https://ifundwomen.com/search?search_api_fulltext=Honeybee%20Sage

Just THREE more days until the grand reemergence of Americans Black Holocaust Museum!!****Cameron purchased an old boxin...
02/22/2022

Just THREE more days until the grand reemergence of Americans Black Holocaust Museum!!
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Cameron purchased an old boxing gym in the Bronzeville neighborhood for $1 from the city of Milwaukee in May of 1992. He formed a nonprofit organization to run the museum. After extensive repairs, many of which he did himself, the Bronzeville location became the home of America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) on November 9, 1994. ⁠

Cameron built the museum into a valued part of Milwaukee’s cultural life. He would work there almost every day until his late 80s. He used the museum to tell the untold stories of African American suffering and resilience. For some time, he would be a one-man museum.
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We’re excited!!!  is bringing his second location to King Drive! Check out his story on ! Stay tuned for the grand openi...
02/22/2022

We’re excited!!! is bringing his second location to King Drive!

Check out his story on !

Stay tuned for the grand opening info!

PEPPERPOT on MLK is also looking for part-time servers please send resume and questions to [email protected]

Next Deadline quickly approaching. Apply online at Brewcitymatch.com
02/14/2022

Next Deadline quickly approaching. Apply online at Brewcitymatch.com

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Tacos sound great tonight!
01/31/2022

Tacos sound great tonight!

It's Monday!!!! Which means it's Trivia night with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes 🔥 🎉 Grab your buddies and get a team together for tonight's Trivia starting at 6:00pm!
This also means it's taco night and you can get your hands on this yummy taco box with your pick of 3 street tacos, chips, and salsa for $10! Woot woot! This special is only on Monday's 🙌🌮
Open 3:00 - 9:00 today!

Cheers 🍻

Today's MKE Business Now panel discussion moderated by our on Executive Director-Ray Hill. This year some of the distric...
01/29/2022

Today's MKE Business Now panel discussion moderated by our on Executive Director-Ray Hill. This year some of the districts current and upcoming success stories talk about taking the leap of faith and running a successful business.

Happening now! Watch on the city channel.
01/29/2022

Happening now! Watch on the city channel.

10th annual MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit is happening this Saturday January 29!This MKE Business Now Entrepr...
01/27/2022

10th annual MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit is happening this Saturday January 29!

This MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit will be streamed live on the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse in the City of Milwaukee) and via streaming video on the city website at city.milwaukee.gov/Channel25. Additionally, those interested can view the event on Alderwoman Coggs’ page at www.facebook.com/ald.coggs.
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Milwaukee's own-Tonight at On the Bayou!
01/21/2022

Milwaukee's own-Tonight at On the Bayou!

Happy MLK day!! We're in the district making connections! How are you spending this day of service? ****Next stop MLK st...
01/17/2022

Happy MLK day!! We're in the district making connections! How are you spending this day of service?
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Next stop MLK street renaming. Meet us at noon!
*Outdoor ceremony, mask required

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Robert J. Bauman are inviting the community to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King...
01/13/2022

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Robert J. Bauman are inviting the community to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. street renaming ceremony.
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Witness this momentous ocassion!!
*Outdoor ceremony, mask required

National House Plant Pop-Up Greenhouse @ Schlitz Park11 a.m to 2 p.m.(Art, coffee,books, & VARIOUS house plants!)RiverCe...
01/10/2022

National House Plant Pop-Up Greenhouse @ Schlitz Park
11 a.m to 2 p.m.
(Art, coffee,books, & VARIOUS house plants!)
RiverCenter Atrium
1555 N. RiverCenter Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

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Check out the Art Walk this Saturday! King Drive Is
Thank you to everyone that came to trivia night at The Q, in partnership with King Drive Is & Bronzeville Week 🤎💛🖤

Huge congrats to our trivia winners, Team Safe & Sound! 🥇🥳

Thank you to our host and our vibe provider, & DJ LoLo MKE 🎤🎧🎼

King Drive Is is asking for your input, neighbors! Link & info below.
is partnering with King Drive Is for trivia during Bronzeville Week on, Thursday, August 11.

All teams must RSVP to play!

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Happening TONIGHT! Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, DCD and King Drive Is at America's Black Holocaust Museum to share your feedback on building design standards that will help shape the future of .

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The Bronzeville community is experiencing exciting growth and development! Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Milwaukee City Development and King Drive Is TOMORROW at America's Black Holocaust Museum to share your feedback on building design standards that will help shape the future of .

➡️engagemke.com/Bronzeville
The Bronzeville community is experiencing significant growth and development. Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Milwaukee City Development and King Drive Is on June 22 at America's Black Holocaust Museum to learn more and provide feedback on building design standards that will help shape the future of Bronzeville!

RSVP below and learn more at engagemke.com/Bronzeville.
The Bronzeville community is experiencing significant growth and development. Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Milwaukee City Development and King Drive Is on June 22 at America's Black Holocaust Museum to learn more and provide feedback on building design standards that will help shape the future of Bronzeville!

RSVP below and learn more at engagemke.com/Bronzeville.
: Did you catch the Bronzeville Overlay Meeting with Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Milwaukee City Development and King Drive Is? Watch below ⤵️

The Bronzeville community is experiencing exciting growth and development. Learn more and get involved ➡️ engagemke.com/Bronzeville

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🚨 TONIGHT! The Bronzeville community is experiencing exciting growth and development. Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Milwaukee City Development and King Drive Is for a presentation and discussion about the future of Bronzeville!

REGISTER: tinyurl.com/BronzevilleMeeting
PRESENTATION LIVESTREAM: facebook.com/milwaukeedcd
The Bronzeville community is experiencing exciting growth and development. Join Ald. Milele A. Coggs, Milwaukee City Development and King Drive Is on Monday, May 2, for a presentation and discussion about the future of Bronzeville!

REGISTER: tinyurl.com/BronzevilleMeeting
PRESENTATION LIVESTREAM: facebook.com/milwaukeedcd
Interested in learning about the future of Bronzeville? Check out this meeting being hosted by King Drive Is, Milwaukee City Development, and Ald. Milele A. Coggs on May 2nd!
Pepperpot On MLK grand opening celebration!
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Another sturdy old neighborhood gem gets an exciting new life.

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Lyn and Lisa attended this morning’s Historic Milwaukee Business District Awards Breakfast at Q Restaurant in the Bronzeville district of Milwaukee. It was an inspirational event that was well attended and enjoyed by all to recognize the growth and achievements of this historical area of Milwaukee!

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