Zizzo Group plans move to Walker’s Point

Purchasing historic Brass Light Gallery, will move early next year

Credit: Google
Credit: Google

Milwaukee-based marketing and advertising firm Zizzo Group Inc. is buying a building in Walker’s Point, where it will move its headquarters from the neighboring Historic Third Ward neighborhood.

The firm plans to add up to 20 jobs within two years of moving into its new digs, which it will open early next year.

Zizzo Group is buying the former Brass Light Gallery at 131 S. First St. The purchase price is $1.25 million, according to Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. documents.

“We are doubling down on two of Milwaukee’s hottest neighborhoods,” Anne Zizzo, founder and chief executive of Zizzo Group, said.

Zizzo noted in a recent interview that her firm will hold onto its current office space at 207 N. Milwaukee St. Zizzo Group is devising a plan to bring more amenities to its Third Ward location.

MEDC last week approved a $500,000 loan to go toward the acquisition. Other financing sources includes a loan from Tri City National Bank.

“We are honored and thrilled for the opportunity to expand our footprint with the acquisition of the historic former Brass Light Gallery property in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, just blocks away from our current office,” Zizzo said. “This is the final phase of the rollout of our engagement marketing platform with plans for organic growth and scaling through the acquisition of complimentary digital marketing firms.”

The building is currently occupied by Tenor High School, which is part of Milwaukee charter school system Seeds of Health Inc. The school plans to move out of the building once a new high school space is finished at 918-922 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. It will be one component of the redeveloped former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel office complex, now known as Journal Square.

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Alex Zank covers commercial and residential real estate for BizTimes. Alex previously worked for Farm Equipment magazine and also covered statewide construction news at The Daily Reporter. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he studied journalism, political science and economics. Having grown up in rural western Wisconsin, Alex loves all things outdoors, including camping, hiking, four-wheeling and hunting.

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