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Fiserv move to former Boston Store is latest in Westown development surge

Every week on  Urban Spelunking , Radio Milwaukee’s Nate Imig and OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo dig into the buildings and architectural features that help retain the city’s sense of history while it builds for the future.

Fiserv, the global financial tech company headquartered in Brookfield, last week announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters to the former downtown Boston Store inside of Grand Avenue, now called Hub 640.

That news got us thinking about a past Urban Spelunking where we visited the then-vacant, 160,000-square-foot space that was home to the world’s first Boston Store. At that time, Bobby and I pondered its next chapter. Now that we know Fiserv’s plans, we returned to the building to discuss the move and what it means for the Westown neighborhood of Milwaukee.

"The campus will feature a world-class client meeting and conference center, social and collaboration spaces, and culinary programming to create a superior workplace experience," the company said in a press release. "The location will include a dedicated associate welcome entrance and covered parking. Fiserv will invest in enhancements, and pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the building."

In this episode, Bobby and I talk about where the story falls in the overall narrative of the Westown neighborhood, and point out a few other exciting developments coming in 2023 to that part of Milwaukee. Listen below, then read Bobby's full story at OnMilwaukee.

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