Historic Downer Avenue

Historic Downer Avenue Historic Downer Avenue is one of Milwaukee's most popular East Side business districts known for its great dining, shopping, movies, and annual events.
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12/21/2020

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We're proud to be participating in a new campaign to benefit local businesses! More than 10 Milwaukee neighborhoods have...
12/21/2020
MKE It Local | Supporting Restaurants, Bars and Retail Business Throughout Milwaukee

We're proud to be participating in a new campaign to benefit local businesses! More than 10 Milwaukee neighborhoods have teamed up in support of local businesses. Join in the fun by entering @WISN12News’ $10,000 gift card giveaway at facebook.com/wisn12. #MKEitLocal

Don’t Hibernate. Celebrate Safely! Find great places to eat and shop in and around Downtown Milwaukee. MKE AN IMPACT. #MKEITLOCAL The MKE It Local campaign is a collaborative initiative uniting the community by highlighting shops and restaurants in a variety of neighborhoods in and around Downtown...

Professor Pinkerton’s Christmas Caravan is at Café Hollander and bringing so much joy!! 🎄🎼🙌
12/18/2020

Professor Pinkerton’s Christmas Caravan is at Café Hollander and bringing so much joy!! 🎄🎼🙌

Make your holiday season EXTRA merry and bright 🎄✨ by booking a Café Hollander  Winter Experience ❄️in a canal house or ...
12/08/2020

Make your holiday season EXTRA merry and bright 🎄✨ by booking a Café Hollander Winter Experience ❄️in a canal house or dome!

The $100 reservation fee (applicable during peak night and weekend times), secures the private dining structure for up to 6 guests for 90 minutes, plus a FREE Snackuterie Box! 🧀🥖 Additionally, much of this fee is utilized to cover all of their advanced safety and sanitation procedures including new cleaning technology and atomizer fogger, 💦 heating and electrical resources, 🔥 and increased staffing requirements. 💁‍♀️ These investments are made for the comfort and safety of their beloved guests, and amazing teams.

Find availability and pricing at https://lowlandswinter.com/cafe-hollander-downer/

Looking for a beautiful holiday gift? Check out Salon Nova & Lash Boutique Milwaukee!
12/08/2020

Looking for a beautiful holiday gift? Check out Salon Nova & Lash Boutique Milwaukee!

Tis the Season and we have your holiday gifts covered. We have one of kind makeup bags, candles, and bodywashes. Stop by and get yours today.
Salon Nova- Hair-Skin-Lash Experts
414-273-6682

CONGRATULATIONS to our TIE winners of the Scroll & Stroll- Support Small Business! Holiday Decor Contest!! Robert Lauren...
12/02/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to our TIE winners of the Scroll & Stroll- Support Small Business! Holiday Decor Contest!! Robert Laurence Studio and Nail Bar Mke tied for the best window displays on Downer Ave., and it's easy to see why! 😍

You have until 11:59pm TONIGHT to vote for your favorite holiday decor! The winning business will receive a package from...
11/30/2020
Holiday Decorating Compeition

You have until 11:59pm TONIGHT to vote for your favorite holiday decor! The winning business will receive a package from B93.3 and the Shepherd Express to help promote their business in the new year!

Vote for your favorite Holiday Decor below!

Bring a coat to Café Hollander from 10am-3pm today and get a free bier and chili in return! Grateful for local businesse...
11/28/2020

Bring a coat to Café Hollander from 10am-3pm today and get a free bier and chili in return! Grateful for local businesses like Cafe Hollander that support our community ❤️

It's the first day of Scroll & Stroll- Support Small Business!!! Check out who's got specials today!
11/27/2020

It's the first day of Scroll & Stroll- Support Small Business!!! Check out who's got specials today!

Our own Café Hollander is hosting a winter coat drive! Head over on Saturday, November 28th from 10am to 3pm, donate a c...
11/23/2020

Our own Café Hollander is hosting a winter coat drive! Head over on Saturday, November 28th from 10am to 3pm, donate a coat, and get free chili and bier!

Hello Everyone! We are hosting our annual Chili Weather Coat Drive during the Scroll & Stroll, this Saturday, November 28th from 10 AM - 3 PM. Donate a coat or other cold weather gear and receive FREE chili & bier! Your donations benefit the Milwaukee Women's Center. We'll be collecting items on our Downer Ave patio with COVID procedures and social distancing in place. 'Tis the season for giving back!

We could all use a little extra comfort today, and Stone Creek Coffee is here to help! Stop by the cafe for a free coffe...
11/04/2020

We could all use a little extra comfort today, and Stone Creek Coffee is here to help! Stop by the cafe for a free coffee ☕️ and cookie 🍪!

FREE COFFEE - We know you could probably use a little pick-me-up today. While the election remains uncertain, our shared responsibility to care for each other persists each day. Come see us today at any of our cafes for a free 12oz coffee and chocolate chip cookie.

CONGRATULATIONS to Athelitco on winning this year's Pumpkin Carvin Contest!! This is such a fun and creative carving, an...
11/01/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to Athelitco on winning this year's Pumpkin Carvin Contest!! This is such a fun and creative carving, and they had great competition! Thank you to everyone who came out to vote, and all our participating businesses!

There’s still time to vote for your favorite carved pumpkin in the Downer Ave Pumpkin Carving Contest!! Stroll and vote ...
10/28/2020

There’s still time to vote for your favorite carved pumpkin in the Downer Ave Pumpkin Carving Contest!! Stroll and vote with the QR code or check our website (downeravenue.com) for entries! (We suggest voting over a meal from out of our fantastic restaurants 😉)

Check out our new email newsletter 📧 that will feature Fall Treats from our Downer Avenue businesses! We'll keep these c...
10/21/2020

Check out our new email newsletter 📧 that will feature Fall Treats from our Downer Avenue businesses! We'll keep these coming every couple of weeks, so make sure you don't miss out on the latest deals and specials!

Sign up using this link, http://eepurl.com/c7LBN5, or click More at the top of the page and Email Sign-up is right there! Unsubscribe anytime - but why would you want to? 🤷‍♀️

With summer winding down and Labor Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to support local businesses! (But...
08/31/2020
Your Guide to Shopping Local in Milwaukee - Milwaukee Magazine

With summer winding down and Labor Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to support local businesses! (But really, when ISN'T it a great time to support local?!) How about this for your weekend plan: grab a coffee from Stone Creek Coffee, meander to brunch at Café Hollander, stop and pick up a book from Boswell Book Company (and make sure you can read it clearly with an eye exam and specs from Optix On Downer), get a pedicure from Nail Bar Milwaukee, freshen up your style at Salon Nova & Lash Boutique Milwaukee so you're ready for some beach time with BelAir Cantina take-out and finish with dinner at Pizza Man! I think your Labor Day is figured out 😉

Now more than ever, supporting locally owned businesses is crucial to the future of Milwaukee.

Looking for a great place for a socially distanced and masked meeting?? Stone Creek Coffee’s patio is it!
07/20/2020

Looking for a great place for a socially distanced and masked meeting?? Stone Creek Coffee’s patio is it!

Check out what Stone Creek Coffee - Downer Cafe & Kitchen is doing to support our neighbors!
06/08/2020

Check out what Stone Creek Coffee - Downer Cafe & Kitchen is doing to support our neighbors!

NEIGHBOR LOAVES
We have partnered with the Artisan Grain Collaborative, Meadowlark Organics, and Lonesome Stone Milling to bring you Neighbor Loaves. Currently, hunger relief programs and food pantries are in dire need of bread. With the unused capacity in our own bakery due to the impact of COVID-19 on our business, we are baking bread for donation directly to Riverwest Food Pantry. With the purchase of Neighbor Loaves, we will donate freshly baked bread made from locally milled grains to those in our community that need it. Click this link in to read more about this program and purchase a loaf on our website for direct donation to Riverwest Food Pantry today - https://www.stonecreekcoffee.com/merchandise/neighbor-loaves

An update about the Otto Wenz Cafe Hollander Downer Classic and Tour of America's Dairyland race series:  Tour of Americ...
05/29/2020

An update about the Otto Wenz Cafe Hollander Downer Classic and Tour of America's Dairyland race series:

Tour of America’s Dairyland Multi-Day Road Bike Racing Series Postponed Until June 2021

Milwaukee, WI, June 1, 2020 -- With great regret and disappointment, ToAD partners, staff, host cities and sponsors have made the difficult decision to postpone the 12th edition of Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Kwik Trip until June 17 – 27, 2021.

“While Wisconsin has slowly started to re-open, our collective ability to determine how best to keep our generous series sponsors, amazing racers, dedicated staff, and loyal fans healthy and safe as COVID-19 evolves remains incredibly uncertain” said ToAD Executive Director Bill Koch. “ToAD has built our reputation and success the past 11 years by delivering world class bike racing and outstanding community celebrations, and we promise to build upon that success into the future.”

With great regret and disappointment, ToAD partners, staff, host cities and sponsors have made the difficult decision to postpone the 12th edition of Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Kwik Trip until June 17 – 27, 2021.
While Wisconsin has slowly started to re-open, our collective ability to determine how best to keep our generous series sponsors, amazing racers, dedicated staff, and loyal fans healthy and safe as COVID-19 evolves remains incredibly uncertain.
Together with our host communities and sponsors, we cannot wait to welcome our riders back to Tour of America’s Dairyland in 2021. ToAD 2021 will truly be a celebration of racing, wellness and community.
#ToADFamily #ToAD2021

Milwaukee Restart Grant Program opens today! This is intended to help small businesses of 20 or fewer employees and less...
05/28/2020
Restart

Milwaukee Restart Grant Program opens today! This is intended to help small businesses of 20 or fewer employees and less than $2 million in annual revenue. Eligible expenses include PPE purchases, modifications to space to accommodate for COVID-19 precautions, and restocking of perishable items.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented challenges and interruptions to businesses nationwide. The goal of the Milwaukee Restart Program (Restart) is to help local businesses that suffered as a result of the pandemic to reopen and adapt to the "new normal"

Hey friends! Want to get the latest on Downer Ave happenings? Send an email to historicdowneravenue@gmail.com to sign up...
05/21/2020

Hey friends! Want to get the latest on Downer Ave happenings? Send an email to [email protected] to sign up for our BRAND NEW newsletter!! We've got Memorial Day specials coming out tomorrow morning, so don't delay!

Thanks for publishing our article about how to support small business, Northpoint! Neighbors, take a look at 6 ways you ...
05/20/2020

Thanks for publishing our article about how to support small business, Northpoint! Neighbors, take a look at 6 ways you can support small businesses even while we're still socially distancing!

Great news for our small businesses!
05/19/2020

Great news for our small businesses!

We announced today our $75 million “We’re All In” initiative. This grant program celebrates and helps Wisconsin’s small businesses get back on their feet, while supporting best practices to keep consumers, employees, and communities safe. More here: https://lnks.gd/2/HP9bHz.

Oh. My. Goodness! You need a delicious treat at the end of another week at home. These tots from Henry's On Belleview ar...
04/24/2020

Oh. My. Goodness! You need a delicious treat at the end of another week at home. These tots from Henry's On Belleview are SURE to satisfy!

We've added some tasty new items to the menu! 😋
https://bit.ly/2yr1Ep7

Try out our totchos (tater tots covered in cheese, tomatoes, onions and bacon), our chicken ranch sandwich, the "favorite burger," or our buffalo chicken wrap.

We're open for pickup today from 4-7:30. (414) 332-2772

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2550 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
53211

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Hello. I love Downer Avenue. I have a question. Has anyone ever lodged a complaint with the authorities or even mention on this page about a particular homeless person who is on Downer virtually every day of every week and goes in front of all the businesses (CVS, Starbucks, True Value Hardware, Café Hollander, etc. and harasses people again and again for money? I think he is ruining the pleasantries of that area.
St. Mark's will be having its annual Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, October 7, at 2 pm. St. Mark's Episcopal Church North Lawn 2618 N Hackett Ave. All are welcome to join in, even if you don’t have a pet!
St.Mark's Episcopal Church is holding its final Pop-Up Farmers Market this Saturday, September 22, from 8 am to noon.
Pop-Up Farmers Market at St. Mark's Church this Saturday, from 8 am to noon! 2618 N Hackett Ave. stmarksmilwaukee.org