Harley-Davidson Museum Update

The construction of Harley-Davidson Inc.’s museum complex just south of downtown Milwaukee is continuing, with the project scheduled for completion in 2008. Harley broke ground in June for the $95 million development, which will include the museum, company archives, a restaurant, cafe, gift shop and special-event space. The complex overlooks the south bank of the Menomonee River, east of the 6th Street Viaduct at W. Canal St. The 130,000-square-foot museum complex is expected to attract 350,000 visitors annually, and will have 70 full-time jobs.The development’s financing includes $7 million in city funds, which will be repaid through the museum complex’s property taxes. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce estimates that museum visitors, many of them from outside Milwaukee, will spend $39 million a year on hotel rooms, restaurant meals, bar tabs and other items

3 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Museum Update”

  1. 1 Scott Apr 4th, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Great to see another asset coming soon to Milwaukee. I just hope that the public has acess the archives. there is a lot that can be learned from Harley’s past. I know I marvel at their rate af growth in the early years. It is almost unheard of in todays world of Mega corps to see an entrepanuer suceeds as they did. thanks for the great article.

  2. 2 mo' feinblatt Apr 7th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Think the folks would like some of my motorcycle artworks hangin’ in the museum?? (www.galeriedebris.com)

  3. 3 dragon Apr 9th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    ok now a new place to check out can’t wait till it open’s

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