How Turner Hall’s new sign represents Milwaukee’s rapid growth

How Turner Hall’s new sign represents Milwaukee’s rapid growth

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If you have been to Turner Hall Ballroom this summer, you’ve probably noticed the outside is a bit more inviting.

A new sign now hangs above the front entrance of the historic theater.

Photo via OnMilwaukee/Bobby Tanzilo.

Gold lettering glimmers over a vibrant red background, fitting the theater’s vintage feel.

The improvements continue beyond the entrance and into the sidewalk, too, where crews have installed a wooden “parklet.” The deck adds additional outdoor seating for Tavern at Turner, the in-house bar and restaurant at the theater.

Photo via OnMilwaukee/Bobby Tanzilo.

Both improvements add a bit of vibrancy to an increasingly active area of Milwaukee. Turner Hall sits kitty-corner to the Deer District and Fiserv Forum — two essential Milwaukee entertainment venues a stone’s throw apart.

In this week’s podcast, OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo and I talk about how a simple sign upgrade can symbolize transformation in a neighborhood. Listen to this week’s episode, and be sure to read Bobby’s complete story at OnMilwaukee.

Photo via OnMilwaukee/Bobby Tanzilo.
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