The new arena and surrounding development by the Milwaukee Bucks in downtown Milwaukee is changing the landscape of the city’s central business district. The Bucks already have completed a new $30 million practice facility and a parking structure. The $524 million arena is on track to be completed in less than a year and the BMO Harris Bradley Center is scheduled to be demolished soon after. At the same time, work has started on apartments in the district, along with the highly anticipated entertainment block. Come hear from those involved in the big project about what is next, along with how it will impact the bars and restaurants and other businesses in the downtown area.

What: The Milwaukee Press Club is bringing together experts to explore the inside story on what’s happening now with the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the surrounding area.

When: Thursday, Nov. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Turner Hall, 1040 N 4th St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Panel of experts: (listed alphabetically):
Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks
Tracy Johnson, President & CEO, Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin
Matt Rinka, Principal, Rinka Chung Architecture Inc.
Bobby Wiltgen, Owner of Who’s on Third, Cantina & Oak Barrel Public House
Guest experts will respond to questions from a media panel, followed by audience participation.

Media panel:
Rich Kirchen, Milwaukee Business Journal
Jim Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Melinda Davenport, WISN-TV
Presenting Sponsor:
Milwaukee Bucks

Supporting Sponsor:
Compass Properties, LLC

Hosted by:
The Pabst Theater Group

Cost and Registration:
The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at or call 262-894-2224.

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