Have You Ever Been Downtown Experienced?

"The Downtown Experience" event this weekend includes wine tasting, samples from downtown restaurants, and child care. However, only 100 tickets are available.

Sometimes it’s tough to choose a place to enjoy a weekend dining experience, and at times we settle for a place only to find out we craved something else when we get there. However, this weekend you don’t need to choose – you can experience the best of four downtown Menomonee Falls establishments.

A.J. O’Brady’s, Sal’s Pub and Grill, and will offer a variety hearty of samples from their diverse menus, and many of downtown’s signature businesses will stay open late, but you’ll need a ticket to enjoy it all. 

To experience downtown, you just need to purchase your ticket to this weekend’s event that could go by no other name – “.” For $20, you can sample the finest from the four restaurants from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Give Village Centre Director Barb Watters a call at 251-8797 or visit the Village Centre office between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase tickets. Cash ticket purchases will also be available at on Saturday. However, only 100 total tickets will be sold.

To wash down all the food, will host a wine sampling at their location nestled in the four corners. A cash bar will also be open during the event.

Watters said the experience is about more than just food. , , and will remain open for folks to peruse their selection of art. In addition, the American Legion Hall will also be open to show of recent renovations to the interior.

Many other businesses will keep their doors open a little later. Just check for a red balloon outside the business, which marks their participation in the “Experience.”

“It’s also a chance to show off the new and improved facades downtown,” Watters said. “I’d like to plan for this event to occur twice a year.”

Throughout the summer, several business owners offered by the village through an Economic Development Master Fund. The money funded exterior improvements to businesses after approval from the Community Development Authority.

And if you’d love to join the festivities, but you don’t know what to do with the kids – and have you covered.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, childcare will be offered for children ages 4 to 11. Simply drop the kids off and enjoy some food and wine. In the meantime, chaperones will burn some of their energy through exercises, and occupy their curiosity with a movie.

The cost for childcare on Saturday night is $15 for one child, $25 for two, and $35 for families over three. To learn more, or reserve your spot, contact Peace Yoga Studio by email, or call 251-9500.


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