It used to be a blighted industrial site that everyone would avoid. Now, new development near Burleigh and Mayfair in Wauwatosa has transformed the area into a destination.
"It used to be a run down area," said Tom Warren, the owner of Alioto's. "(The development) has really made the area look nice."
Alioto's has been operating near Burleigh and Mayfair for more than fifty years.
"This (area) was a pony farm," Warren explained. "Things have definitely changed."
Customers have been coming to the restaurant and bar for years, but now Alioto's is seeing new clientele, according to Warren.
"We're seeing new faces" he said. "They're probably coming from (Mayfair Collection) to the (Mayfair Mall)."
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