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88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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“The Neighborhood Project”: Harambee | Stella’s

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Listen: A little over a year ago, the Ponderosa on MLK Jr. Drive was planning to close. The franchise owner at the time, Stella Love, could accept their decision, but she couldn’t accept a vacant building in a strip of developments that have revitalized the Harambee neighborhood. Although she’s never owned a restaurant, she took a chance and started Stella’s, a soulful food restaurant devoted to serving the community: see podcast below.

 

After our interview, Stella showed me around the restaurant and we discussed the restaurant scene in Milwaukee. A large, uncut chunk of our interview:

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Want to learn more about Harambee? You can start at the Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative blog. You can also check out the Harambee Connection section of the Riverwest Current.

Produced by: Adam Carr