The Sherman Phoenix is a model for healing Milwaukee by generating positive economic and social returns in communities of color. Responding to civil unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood in 2016, this former burned bank building has been transformed to demonstrate how we can invest in inclusive pathways to economic opportunity for Milwaukee neighborhoods to

In the summer of 2016 the unrest that rocked our city burned this former BMO bank building. Local community members and developers came together to create a place of healing and community for the damaged neighborhood. Sherman Phoenix was opened on November 30, 2018. We are now a thriving Marketplace of 25 Black and Minority-owned businesses offering food, wellness, beauty and professional services.
Rising from the ashes and harnessing the spirit and assets of the neighborhood as a catalyst for unity, this is the Sherman Phoenix.

The significant features are artworks throughout the building as well as a vault door.

See the dramatic redevelopment of this former bank building into a food hall, wellness center and cultural hub. Self-guided tours throughout the building showcase the 29 building tenants who will be open for business selling their food and wares. Parking lot and entrance located off 36th St behind the building.

The building is open to the public, but a lot of the interior is original. There is a lot of the original exposed brick inside. There are also original blueprints as well as pre-remodeled photos after the building was burned throughout the building for people to see the evolution of the space. November 2023 is the 5 year anniversary of the Sherman Phoenix!

3536 W Fond du Lac Ave (entrance off parking lot on 36th St)

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
Not Open

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only


Photo Tour