Episode 1

S2 Ep 1 – Milwaukee’s Mitchell Street: Historical and Hoppin’

When you look back at Milwaukee’s storied past, it’s hard to find a neighborhood more culturally rich than Mitchell Street. Once called “The downtown of Milwaukee’s South Side”, this area was predominantly inhabited by Polish immigrants, changing over the years to welcome a diverse Latino population as well. The Mitchell Street story is uplifting, and a true testament to how a community can evolve with and stay true to both its residents and its roots.

As you may have heard, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin recently acquired Mitchell Bank to expand our presence and serve more communities in the Milwaukee area. So on today’s episode, we’re here with a special ode to Historic Mitchell Street.

Joining us today is John Dye, owner of Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, At Random, and The Jazz Estate, Jorge Lopez, owner of Lopez Bakery and Restaurant, and Ed Shaefer, the President and CEO at First Federal Bank. We’re truly honored that these valued community members are joining us on the podcast, and can’t wait to tell you the neighborhood’s story through the eyes of some great folks who have seen it across its many stages.


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