ronpaullol wrote:I'm surprised no one has said anything about this:
The only place open 24 hours was George Webb's. Now, I didn't go because I knew that would happen so I brought my own food. But people left and right were complaining when it hit 10 o' clock and Grand Avenue shuts down..
Also, I got ripped off on the parking as well. I was told it was $15 a day. I arrived on Friday at approximately 5:00 PM, went to drop a friend off around 11:00 PM on Saturday and I knew street parking was free on Sunday so I figured why not.
Anyways, I went to go pay at the exit and guess what... $38 dollars for not even 48 hours. I was had!
Just an attendee here. But you are correct about parking. In downtown Milwaukee,It normally goes up in the evening because of events that are happening at either the US Cellular Arena, the Riverside, sometimes at one of the major parks of a band is playing. or depending on season at the summerfest grounds. Parking structures that are not owned by the city operate on moments of opportunity. If they know there's a major event happening in the city they will tend to adjust their rates accordingly because they know parking is a premium in downtown Milwaukee.
Cheap parking is something that has to be searched for in the downtown region. not something that is handed out. And often times it's based on proximity of event. I mentioned in my scenario where the boston store parking structure was only $5 for the whole day. where-as the parking lot right next door that was facing the south-east entrance to the FAC was $10 in morning and $15 at night. If you're willing to walk a few blocks then there is cheap parking. thankfully this February has been an unseasonably warm month so parking far wasn't painful at all!
As for food. you're right, not much for 24 hour restaurants. But I haven't been to a city outside of New York and Chicago that had lots of 24 hour places in the core of the downtown metro area. I've visited Detroit MI, Cinncinati and Columbus OH, St Louis MI and a lot of the chain restaurants (like at grand ave) shut down around the time you mentioned so this is rather normal. However food is still available until 2am at sit down restaurants that have liquor licenses like Major Golsby's, the king and i (i think) Safe House (7 blocks away) the only thing happening past 2am is either gaming or the rave/karaoke looking at the program book. after 2am there's 8 hours of silence before things re-open and some places in the grand ave like the chocolate factory in the eastern arcade wing of the mall open a little earlier. as well as the honeydip donuts close by the downtown milwaukee library.