New food hall coming to former bank on 59th and North Avenue
On this week's Urban Spelunking, we're visiting the North Avenue Market at 59th and North Ave., set to open later this summer.
The new food hall will make use of a former 1949 bank building at 5900 W. North Ave. -- the headquarters for United Federal Savings & Loan Association -- with original details of the building's architecture integrated to the design.
The market hall will offer food and beverage vendors, including a speakeasy inside one of the former bank's vaults, plus office space and other services like massage therapy.
The food hall will also boast a drive-through, another holdover from the bank days, for quick coffee service. Visitors will also notice an original piece of terrazzo floor marked with the bank's logo.
Listen to this week's episode of Urban Spelunking for more about the history and project, and be sure to visit OnMilwaukee for more photos.