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Made on King Drive
Event series celebrates diversity and development on one the city’s most well-known streets.

Photo by Jenna Kashou.

Nearly 100 people turned out on a frosty February night (the 25th) for the first event in the Made on King Drive series, which highlights the people and businesses of the Bronzeville neighborhood.


The King Drive Business Improvement District and Gaulien ‘Gee’ Smith hosted the grand opening of Gee’s Clippers at 2215 N. King Drive and, more importantly, its adjacent parking lot. Gee had to move his business from King Drive in 2010 because of problems with parking near his business. But now he’s back with 20 more barbers, and is ready to serve his diverse clientele from Bucks players to local politicians.

                                                            Photo by Jenna Kashou.

Young professionals from One MKE, Newaukee, local aldermen, business owners and more came together for storytelling, networking, music, food and drinks. And personally, it was refreshing to see such a racially diverse crowd.

Hear from the event's attendees in the short video below to see why they think King Drive and Bronzeville is the place to be:



This was the first event in the quarterly series. The next will be part of Milwaukee Day on Sunday, April 13, featuring a neighborhood cleanup starting at 2 p.m.  followed by Jeff Redmon’s mural installation at AJ Liquor (2469 N. King Drive), music, storytelling and a cookout. For more details, check the King Drive BID’s website.

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