Coliseum Building 


Location: Lake St. and 27th

This building once housed Freeman’s Department Store inside the Coliseum Building. It opened in 1917, and closed on 1975 with the commercial decline on Lake Street and the growth of national chains and suburban shopping. During the 70’s the basement was rented to notable tenants like The Suburbs and Citizen.

Photo: Carri Musil



Location: Riverview Theater

The Riverview Theater was built in 1948. The Sound of Music original Broadway production opened in 1959. The movie hit the screen in 1965. Seems so appropriate for this movie to be enjoyed at the beautiful Riverview Theater in sing-along style. The Riverview has many special screenings throughout the year. Brat pack themes, Hitchcock, and Christmas movies to name a few. Did I mention the best popcorn around?

Photo: Carri Musil

Makers Mark Patio Party at Longfellow Grill

Location: 2990 W. River Pkwy

Tonight was the final patio party of the season at Longfellow Grill. The theme for this evening was bourbon and live blues. Makers Mark supplied scarves for all the patrons sitting on the patio this windy and chilly evening. Bourbon brownies were sampled, bourbon barrel aged beer from Freehouse was poured among many other bourbon based foods.

Longfellow Grill is one of several Blue Plate restaurants. This restaurant has been a great Longfellow business, bringing together neighbors throughout the summer for their monthly patio parties for several years now. Blue Plate purchased a farm last year and they are now bringing into their restaurants their own bounty! They can even be found during the state fair at the Blue Barn.

Photo: Carri Musil