Milwaukee's first hostel may be coming to Riverwest

Posted at 11:46 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 12:46:10-04

MILWAUKEE -- Some entrepreneurs want visitors to experience Milwaukee, in an entirely new way.

A new development may soon become the 'Cream City Hostel.'

The creators want to attract travelers to Milwaukee.

Visit Milwaukee shows the dollar power of the 23 million people who visit Brew City each year. It sustains more than 51,000 full-time jobs. That could fill Fiserv Forum three times. It has a 5.4 billion dollar impact on the Milwaukee area each year.

A new venture to create the city's first hostel is seen by Visit Milwaukee as an opportunity to revitalize the Riverwest neighborhood near Holton and Locust.

"It certainly fills a niche we don't necessarily have right now and it will bring new visitors to the city," said Kristin Settle, Visit Milwaukee Executive Director.

The Facebook page called Cream City Hostel posted they are, "still seeking investors from $1,000 to $10,000 in the building."

They have a long way to go, as the building was last used by Head Start.