With a history defined by a devastating fire, rebirth and reinvention, Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward has seen plenty of good times and bad. It has seen grocers, factories, stagnation, revitalization and now, today, booming growth.
In 1980, 74 people lived in the Third Ward; today it claims over 3,000 residents and counting. Along with condos and apartments, an influx of dining and entertainment makes the Third Ward the city’s most distinctly chic and trendy urban area for arts and culture, Milwaukee’s own “SoHo”.
The Milwaukee Public Market, opening in 2005, serves as a beacon for both locals and tourists.