Apr 10, 2013, 9:10am CDT
Brewhouse Inn preps for opening in two weeks:
The 90-room Brewhouse Inn & Suites is set to open later this month in the former Pabst Brewery in downtown Milwaukee.
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The 90-room Brewhouse Inn & Suites is set to open later this month in the former Pabst Brewery in downtown Milwaukee, making it the second new hotel to recently open in a historic downtown building.
The hotel, developed by Gorman & Co. Inc., is at 1215 N. 10th St in The Brewery area. Like other former Pabst buildings, the hotel was once a dark and shuttered former brewery building that will return to life and bring new visitors to the area.
It joins a rush of new hotels being developed in the downtown area, but is the only extended-stay hotel in the bunch. Developers renovated the Loyalty Building on North Broadway in downtown Milwaukee to a Hilton Garden Inn in 2012.
The hotel managers are gathering material to display in the hotel, including a photo from comedian Will Ferrell standing on the historic Pabst sign that spans West Juneau Avenue. They’ve also painted a small bus in the Pabst colors to shuttle people from the hotel to sporting events, such as Milwaukee Brewers games.
Restaurateurs Mark and Dan Zierath will open a Blue Ribbon Pub in the building’s first floor.
Sean Ryan reports on real estate, construction and public transit in southeast Wisconsin