Around the Corner with John McGivern


Episode #511: East North Avenue

Latest Airdate: June 8, 2017
Original Airdate: March 24, 2016

How is it possible that atmosphere in the area around East North Avenue hasn't changed since John was a kid? The truth is that this part of Milwaukee has always had a busy, eclectic vibe. Such vitality, such camaraderie, such noise! The only quiet we found was in the ultra-cool East Library, which doesn't look or feel like the library of John's youth, that's for sure.

Everything in this neighborhood is unique. That's why John is not the only one who frequents particular businesses and institutions that call the East North Avenue neighborhood home. There are some destinations that are truly Milwaukee classics: The Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Bowl, Von Trier, Beans & Barley and Villa Terrace, just to name a few.

Even the neighbors who haven't been here forever have the East North Avenue vibe. John was completely comfortable at UWM's Peck School of the Arts in the Kenilworth Building, the Standard Apartments above the new library, and especially at Dewan Dental. No kidding --- so comfortable we had to wake him to leave!

East North Avenue is proof for John that you absolutely CAN go home, because this neighborhood will always BE home.