MILWAUKEE, WI, June 20, 2013 – One hundred sixty nine years ago, Phillip Best and Capt. Frederick Pabst started what would become the nation’s largest brewery. Today,
Gorman and Company, Zilber LTD, the City of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation will celebrate the Best and Pabst legacy with the grand opening of the Brewhouse Inn and Suites, and Jackson’s Blue Ribbon a complete transformation of the brewery’s original brew house, built in 1877.
The grand opening celebration is scheduled for today, June 20, 2013 beginning at 4 p.m., with a program at 6 p.m. at Juneau Avenue and 10th Streets.
Completely transformed from industrial space to a state-of-the art, 90-suite hotel, the Brewhouse Inn and Suites is one more jewel in the crown of The Brewery development.
“The Brewhouse Inn and Suites adds a great destination to The Brewery, with top-notch hospitality and a unique, historic setting,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “Gorman & Company has been a partner in a number of great developments in Milwaukee, and they have a lot to be proud of in this latest project.”
The hotel will be the second development Gorman has at The Brewery. Gorman also operates Blue Ribbon Lofts, a 95-unit apartment building, which opened in 2009.
Historic tax credits, purchased by Nationwide Insurance and RBC Capital Markets, were used to help finance the development. Financing for Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub was provided by the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.
“Milwaukee is moving in a positive direction. We’re so proud to play a part of that, with the revitalization of the former Pabst complex through the development of the Brewhouse and Blue Ribbon Lofts,” said Ted Matkom, Wisconsin Market President for Gorman and Company.
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