The city of South Milwaukee is the new owner of the building at 1919 12th Ave., which will soon be home to a banquet facility and museum.
Once occupied by Papa Luigi’s II restaurant and Salvatore’s Banquet Hall, the 26,000-square-foot building was acquired from the former restaurant’s owners.
It will undergo a $3 million renovation to create the Bucyrus Club. Skyline Catering will run the banquet center, and the building will also house the South Milwaukee Industrial Museum. South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks said the city’s goal is to eventually sell the building to Skyline. In the meantime, Skyline will be paying rent to the city.
This project will be coupled with the development of a city-owned public gathering space nearby, at 11th and Madison avenues. The two projects are receiving $2 million from the Bucyrus Foundation.
Address: 1919 12th Ave.
Buyer: City of South Milwaukee
Seller: 1919 12th Ave LLC