Situated awkwardly near the intersection of East Bay and Stewart streets in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, this aging brick building isn’t ugly so much as it is forlorn.
Constructed in 1965, the property at 300 E. Bay St. was home for many years to Reimers Photo Graphics and the Thomas Ferderbar Photo Studio.
In 2003, former Oasis Coffee Service and Oasis Vending Service owner Cathy Rohde received a $112,000 loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. to redevelop the 9,578-square-foot warehouse and office building. Rohde sold the business and building in 2018.
Today, part of the Oasis sign remains affixed to the building, but the company has no connection to the building, which appears vacant. The current owner of the building is listed as Chases’ Crossings LLC. Attempts to reach Chases’ Crossings registered agent Gregory F. Bird were unsuccessful.