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Historic Wally Schmidt Tavern redeveloped in disinvested neighborhood

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Posted on: January 26th, 2017

Editor’s note: This article is one of an occasional series profiling the 15 finalists for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs). The Historic Walter Schmidt Tavern is a finalist for the PNC Trailblazer Award, which recognizes an innovative approach to a community problem.

Ashley Lee, a special assistant to the superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools and Lindsay Heights resident, had never invested in real estate before, but her belief in community-driven development led her to join 42 neighbors in becoming a co-owner of the recently renovated Historic Walter Schmidt Tavern.