Shipping center building at former Pabst complex sold

Site is future home of expanded MKE Brewing

Self-storage on the lower level of N. 8th St. and W. Juneau Ave. sold for $13 million.

The former shipping center building at the former Pabst brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee has been sold for $2.5 million to a real estate investment group planning to lease the building to several tenants, including Milwaukee Brewing Co.

Milwaukee Brewing Company will lease space at the former Shipping Center at N. 8th St. and W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee Brewing Company will lease space at the former shipping center building at N. 8th St. and W. Juneau Ave. The building was sold recently for $2.5 million.

The 170,000 square-foot building at 1131 N. 8th St., sold to SSL Milwaukee LLC, according to state records. The property has an assessed value of about $2.2 million, according to city records.

Milwaukee Brewing Co. (MKE Brewing) is leasing 58,000 square feet of space in the building. An 85,000-square-foot self-storage facility and a 28,000-square-foot office space tenant are also planned.

The immediate use of the MKE Brewing space will be as a warehouse and cold storage to take pressure off of its expanding operations at its 15,000-square-foot facility at 613 S. 2nd St. in the city’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

MKE Brewing’s long term plans for the building may include brewing operations, a tasting room, event space and a beer garden, according to Jim McCabe, Milwaukee Brewing Co. founder.

The former Pabst brewery complex has been transformed into a mixed-use neighborhood called The Brewery.

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