War Memorial Update Report

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Milwaukee Art Museum management talks deadlock By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel Jan. 23, 2013 Negotiations over a management agreement on operating the iconic War Memorial Center on the lakefront have hit a standstill, according to Milwaukee Art Museum officials. In their view, negotiators for the Memorial Center have tried to add unacceptable terms on who controls a north parking lot, who pays for building security and how long the museum has to raise the $15 million it’s promised toward a sparkling $25 million renovation and addition. The lead negotiator for the Memorial Center said he was surprised by the museum’s declaration of an impasse and suggested that might be a ploy by the museum leaders to stall for more time to raise the $15 million for renovating galleries and adding to the east side of the building. “Maybe they’re having second thoughts,” said David Kurtz, the Memorial Center negotiator. “Maybe they’re not as confident they can raise the $15 million.” Kurtz said a deal was 99% completed when the art museum called a … Continue reading

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