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6th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards

The 6th Annual Mayor's Design Awards was held in 2003 to recognize projects completed in 2002 or earlier.

Art & Soul Gallery 5708 W. Vliet Street

Adding to the successful retail renewal on Vliet Street, the Art & Soul Gallery creates a lively presence on the street. The carefully restored storefront displaying colorful works of art transforms this building into a work of art unto itself.

Art & Soul Gallery  
Eve 718 N. Milwaukee

Eve’s large operable windows provide a clear view to the exceptional artwork that graces the interior and a hint of what’s in-store upstairs. This simple, elegant design enlivens Milwaukee Street, making it one of Downtown’s most vibrant night spots.

Info Milwaukee

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Info Milwaukee
Kono Hana  815 E. Brady Street

Kono Hana makes a big impact on Brady Street behind an elegantly restrained storefront design. The use of large windows and attention to detail and proportion create a warm glow on the street and a welcoming invitation to passersby. 

Kono Hana
La Fuente  625 S. 5th Street

The expansion of this popular Walker’s Point restaurant adds more windows and seating that boost the vitality of South 5th Street and the surrounding restaurant district.

La Fuente
Miller Brewery Streetscaping  3939 W Highland Boulevard

This exciting urban design creates a unique streetscape in Miller Valley. The addition of gateways, unique lighting, arcades and sidewalk treatments create a pedestrian-friendly street that welcomes visitors. The glass-enclosed overhead conveyor treats passersby to glimpses of products enroute to worldwide “Miller Time” locations.

Miller Brewery
News Room Pub & Grille  137 E. Wells Street

The News Room Pub & Grille fits in perfectly with the historic Nunnemacher’s Building built in 1870. Attractive signage, sensitively restored storefront windows and decorative elements complement the building’s original Italianate design and give a hint of the lively “buzz” within.

News Room Pub & Grille
Northside YMCA  1350 W. North Avenue

The spirit of openness and community connection are truly evident in the design of the Northside YMCA. Street level windows that reveal the range of activities going on inside provide both day and evening interest while the lighting design and art work accentuate the building and mark its significance in the neighborhood.

Northside YMCA
Onyx  223 N. Water Street

Onyx continues the Historic Third Ward tradition of blending old with cool. Large inviting windows, subtle and elegant signage, and attention to proportion and details make this restaurant truly a place to see and be seen.

Oranje  2241 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue  

Oranje adds to the growing list of busy new boutique businesses enlivening South Kinnickinnic Avenue. The ever-changing window displays are always unique and enticing.

Rainbow Booksellers  5704 West Vliet Street

This children’s bookstore has a charming and inviting storefront in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The store brings the street alive with its vibrant signage and window displays. It appeals to kids of all ages.

Rainbow Booksellers
Trocadero  1758 N. Water Street

Trocadero is a popular with lovers of French Country cuisine and a real neighborhood treasure. Beautiful signage, year-round outdoor dining, and a European newsstand make Trocadero a unique and memorable destination on North Water Street.

Wonders of Latin America Murals United Community Center
1028 S. 9th Street

The vibrant paintings on the pylons beneath the I-94 freeway brighten what is typically an unkind, no-man’s land. Vivid colors, themes and fencing treatments merge to craft a visually interesting parking lot graced by local artists’ talent.

Wonders of Latin America Murals
Wild Flour Bake House  2800 W. Lincoln Avenue

The Wild Flour Bake House’s awnings, signage, outdoor seating and storefront windows bring new vitality to this corner. The window seat that lets customers watch bread bakers at work and seasonal window displays that highlight Milwaukee’s diverse cultural celebrations create a unique shopping experience and explain why Wild Flour Bake House has been a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.

Wild Flour Bake House
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