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Century City sees development with big Milwaukee names moving in

Posted at 7:34 PM, Sep 05, 2019

MILWAUKEE — A big chunk of Century City on Milwaukee’s north side is about to see some new life.

Strauss Brands, a Franklin-based meat processing company, is moving into some of the space, bringing about 250 jobs with it.

“We’ve been just working together to change the perception to come together and see what we can do to revitalize the area,” said Cheryl Blue, executive director of the 30th Street Industrial Chamber.

Louis Windom lives near the site, which once held Tower Automotive years ago. Now he hopes this is the beginning of a strong comeback in the area.

“It’s a lot of buildings that have been vacant here for some time,” Windom said. “A long time. It’s good to see somebody coming back in and spending a few dollars to help us.”

David Dupee is one of the founders of Good City Brewing. Good City moved into a Century City warehouse in the spring and is leasing the rest of the space to potential tenants.

“We’ve been just working together to change the perception to come together and see what we can do to revitalize the area.” — Cheryl Blue, executive director of the 30th Street Industrial Chamber.

“We benefited from the east side and downtown renaissance, and we think that should have a spillover effect for the whole city,” Dupee said.

The Strauss project is expected to break ground this year and open in 2021.