Rob Hullum


Rob Hullum is the web editor for the Shepherd Express, where he covers a breadth of happenings going on in the city for the Around Milwaukee section. He has also written feature pieces on the changing East Side and Milwaukee’s startup scene.

Ahead of its grand opening on Wednesday, Dec. 6, Shake Shack held a “Friends and Family” soft opening on Monday. more

Dec 4, 2017 1:39 PM Around MKE 1 Comments

Contrary to stereotypes, millennials are becoming an engaged generation concerned with community, society and political action. more

Nov 28, 2017 4:28 PM News Features 4 Comments

On Friday, Dec. 1 ComedySportz Garage will host a long-form improv show from Good Landers, a 2-year-old all-female troupe of improvisers specializing in the “montage” format of long-form improvisation. more

Nov 28, 2017 10:55 AM Around MKE

Jason Growel, owner of The Eastsider, confirmed to the Shepherd that the bar’s last day of operations will be Saturday, Dec. 16. more

Nov 20, 2017 11:33 AM Around MKE

After being open for a little more than a year, Rivalry, a Third Ward bar that played on the Wisconsin-Illinois sports rivalry, has closed for good. more

Nov 16, 2017 3:25 PM Around MKE

Three beers, brewed by the third-ever Barley to Barrel class in collaboration with established breweries, were unveiled to the public. more

Nov 16, 2017 1:05 PM Around MKE


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The RiverWalk is one of 13 development projects in North America, Europe and Asia to receive the recognition, which is considered among the world’s highest honors from land use experts. more

Nov 14, 2017 11:09 AM Around MKE

In just over one year since beginning brewing beer on a contract basis, Eagle Park Brewing Company will release three canned beers over the next few months. more

Nov 8, 2017 3:30 PM Food

The Milwaukee area's first underwater hockey club will launch this week, with practices being held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer. more

Nov 6, 2017 12:21 PM Around MKE


Each company will invest $5 million, and work in close collaboration in an effort to maximize the opportunities for funding, mentorship and technology development. more

Oct 31, 2017 11:44 AM Around MKE

After an overwhelming response, Von Trier owners John and Cindy Sidoff have decided to retain the Von Trier name and concept, and collaborate with Black Sheep owners Wes Shaver and Mike Sorge on operations and programming. more

Oct 31, 2017 9:23 AM Around MKE


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While his colorful act may have stopped him from having the same level of fame as other comedians his age, Burr is happy with how things have turned out. more

Oct 30, 2017 12:23 PM Comedy

Milwaukee continues to push itself to become a hub for young entrepreneurs and budding business professionals. While the effort is gaining momentum, the end result is anything but guaranteed. more

Oct 24, 2017 5:14 PM News Features 1 Comments

Taskfriend looks to make services affordable and give people the ability to work on their own terms. more

Oct 19, 2017 3:05 PM Around MKE

Milwaukee Film also announced the winners of the Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Awards for feature film and short film. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:29 PM Around MKE


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Feedback gathered will be shared with the Milwaukee Board of School Directors as the district works to improve their nutrition program for MPS students. more

Oct 10, 2017 11:54 AM Around MKE 1 Comments

Bublr Bikes launched their first-ever community driven campaign, with a goal of $50,000 to completely fund the installation and upkeep of a new, nine-dock Riverwest neighborhood station. more

Oct 9, 2017 4:00 PM Around MKE


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Milwaukee filmmaker Erik Ljung’s documentary on the Dontre Hamilton killing, The Blood Is at the Doorstep, is the centerpiece of this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. more

Oct 3, 2017 2:23 PM Film

Irish Comedian Dylan Moran will come to Turner Hall Ballroom with his 'Grumbling Mustard' tour. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:55 PM Comedy

Uhle Tobacco Company hascalled downtown Milwaukee home since 1939. Throughout these 78 years, ownershiphas changed over from founder Jack Uhle to Jeffrey Steinbeck, who began workingat Uhle’s when he was 19 years old.In this video, made .. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:01 PM Around MKE