Vliet Street had a remarkable year in 2013. The Spring Westside Artwalk and Westside Holiday Happenings were a huge success, there were several ribbon cuttings for new businesses, and property investment brought buildings back to life.  Each year the neighborhood gets brighter and better thanks to the many small business owners committed to making our commercial corridor a success. They represent pillars who have helped the district grow steadily over the years, and emerging businesses who have helped enliven the street over the past year.

Emerging Business – Valentine Coffee Company (5918 W. Vliet Street)
This award highlights the growing number of new businesses moving to Vliet Street. Businesses who have moved to the district in the last 3 years are eligible for nomination.

Community Hero – Pat Mueller of Heritage West Properties (4303 W. Vliet Street)
Our district continues to grow because of generous individuals who give their time and energy to making a difference. This award goes to a business or property owner who has donated significant time in making the neighborhood a better place to live, work, and play.

Property Investment – Urban Sense (5402 W. Vliet Street)
A healthy business district thrives with new investment. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone into improving Vliet Street over the past few years. This award highlights a property or business owner who has invested significantly in their façade or building upgrades over the past two years.

Storyteller Award – Roots Underground Outfitters (5328 W. Vliet Street)
We all thrive when we successfully tell our story and spread the word about our businesses. This award highlights a business owner who has marketed their business in an innovative way.

Business of the Year – Rainbow Booksellers (5704 W. Vliet Street)
This award highlights a business who has had a successful year and has proven to be an anchor in the neighborhood.

For more details contact Vliet Street Business Association vice-president Beth Haskovec at beth@awe-inc.org or call her at 202-487-9729.

Click here for the press release for the business awards.

Welcome to West Vliet Street

Welcome to West Vliet Street, located in Milwaukee, WI. This site is presented by the Vliet Street Business Association, a non-profit civic organization dedicated to a Vliet Street renaissance.