The location provides high visibility – over 13,800 cars/day on Pleasant Street – and is in proximity to both highways and downtown Milwaukee, with easy access to numerous public transit routes and the planned streetcar expansion. The Fortress is conveniently located a block from the award-winning Milwaukee Riverwalk and Schlitz Park. Major entertainment destinations are a short walk or drive away, including Brady Street, downtown Milwaukee, the new Bucks Arena, the BMO Harris Bradley Center and more.
The Fortress is located just north of downtown Milwaukee and adjacent to the Brewers Hill neighborhood – a thriving community dedicated to the excitement of diverse, urban living. Originally built in 1892 and home to the F. Mayer Boot and Shoe Company, the commercial spaces are imbued with historic character, including exposed brick walls, heavy timber ceilings, and expansive restored windows, while providing all the modern conveniences your business deserves.
With high visibility and unique historic character, The Fortress is ideal for retail users. Building signage will assist in raising awareness for building tenants. The historic rehabilitation has given the building a fresh appeal to passersby. In addition, the adjacent Schlitz Park and Brewers Hill neighborhoods, combined with the proximity to the Milwaukee Riverwalk and downtown Milwaukee, will ensure a constant flow of new visitors to the site.
Surrounded by historic character to draw inspiration from, and a wide variety of building amenities to match all interests, The Fortress is ideal for office users. The rehabilitated exterior and stunning common areas ensure the best possible first impression upon clients. Custom build-outs are implemented to suit individual businesses and assist in achieving long-term goals.