bassduke49 wrote:Waterstone Bank between College and Rawson on S. 27t St. Oak Creek. Here's the message I sent to the Milwaukee/Chicago folks last week:
I've booked a venue, and unlike others you may have been to, it will not be in a hotel. I've got the Community Room in the basement of a bank. Why? Well, principally, it is free and the dates are open. Trouble with booking medium-size hotel meeting rooms is that they are frequently the sites of small wedding receptions and the hotels charge accordingly. When I did this at a hotel in April of 2006 (five years ago!), we had to pay a price for the room and book a certain number of overnights at the hotel. Well, most everyone came for just the Saturday and didn't stay overnight, so we had to pass the hat among the attendees, but we did break even. I don't want to worry about that this time.
The meeting room is where my model-building club has its monthly meetings, and the room is well-lit, pretty good size, roughly 30 x 60 feet with a kitchen on one end. There is an elevator (essential!), ample parking (also free), about two miles from Milwaukee's airport, one mile from half a dozen good hotels, and just across the street from several eateries.
The down side is that we will only be able to use it after noon on Saturday as that will be after banking hours. Sunday won't be a problem. We'll be able to set up the tables any way we like, and bring amplifiers and not disturb anyone but the cleanup crew. However, I don't want to attempt to set up a gig venue like some of the larger confluences do. But I'll bet there will be some impromptu jams nonetheless.
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