In case you’re just joining us, Milwaukee needs more all-ages venues. Or, put another way, Milwaukee needs less-restrictive city codes that would make it possible for venues to host all-ages shows and simultaneously serve alcohol to patrons 21 and over. Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the city’s Licenses Committee, that less-restrictive dream took a big step to becoming a reality. Here’s the deal: In the past, performance spaces were not allowed to serve alcohol to folks 21 and over and also open their doors to folks under 21. But what about venues like Turner Hall, Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, The Rave, and others, you ask? Those (large) venues got around the rule by being licensed as “centers for the visual and performing arts.” One of the requirements of the license was that venues had to have a stage larger than 1,200 square feet, or boast a “culturally significant display of artwork.” This kept many small clubs from qualifying. But thanks to today’s meeting—and the efforts of Kelsey Kaufmann, Peter Murphy, and many others—venues only need to have a “designated performance space” to qualify for a Center for Visual and Performing Arts License. That’s it. Easy. Simple....