Location, Hours + Directions

Location

The Tool Shed
2427 N. Murray Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
(Directions and parking options below)

Hours

Monday-Saturday: noon-8pm
Sunday: noon-5pm

Our Milwaukee storefront has been re-opened for in-person shopping, but with the following restrictions due to COVID-19:

  • Customers and staff must wear a mask or face covering while inside the store,
  • A maximum of 4 total shoppers will be allowed in the store at a time,
  • Visitors must follow physical distancing guidelines whenever possible,
  • Groups larger than 2 are not allowed,
  • Hand washing or the use of hand sanitizer is required upon entry to the store,
  • Customers must follow any specific guidance from our staff regarding handling objects in the store, as well as physical distancing.

Please bring your own face mask or face covering whenever possible.  We have limited face masks available for customers who do not have their own, but as a small business it helps us tremendously when you bring your own mask. We have a sink available for hand washing, as well as hand sanitizer available upon entry.

We are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Our neighborhood

The Tool Shed is located a block and a half north of North Avenue on the east side of the Milwaukee River (near landmarks such as the Oriental Theater, Beans and Barley, and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital).

The Tool Shed is part of Milwaukee's vibrant East Side, a neighborhood located just north of Downtown, bordered on the west by the Milwaukee River and on the east by Lake Michigan. The East Side is home to plenty of fantastic restaurants and bars, as well as a unique mix of shopping, art, and entertainment. The immediate proximity to the lakeshore and to the bicycle and walking paths along the river offers the best of the outdoors in the city as well!

Parking

Parking at the Tool Shed is a breeze! Tool Shed customers may use the free parking lot directly across the street during the time they are shopping or attending an event at the store. If there is a heavy snowfall that day, customers may need to move their cars to allow for the lot to be plowed. There is also free on-street parking in front of our store with a 3 hour limit.

To find additional parking on the East Side, check theEastSide.org's parking page.

Biking

We've got a couple of places in front of the store where you can lock your bicycle. If you're from out of town and would like to bike to us while visiting, consider using the Bublr bike share system.  There are a couple of Bublr docks within a few blocks of our store.  You can bike to our store from the Intermodal Station, the Summerfest grounds, or from other nearby neighborhoods!

Local Bus

A number of Milwaukee County Transit buses routes stop within a few short blocks of the Tool Shed, including the Green Line, route 21, and route 30, all of which have stops on North Avenue. To find the best route from your location, use the trip planner feature on the front page of the MCTS web site.

Train/Regional Bus

The Milwaukee Intermodal Station, located at 433 West St. Paul Avenue, is only 3 miles from our shop.  Travelers can make connections at the Intermodal Station with Amtrak's Hiawatha Service and Empire Builder, as well as to regional bus services such as Greyhound, Lamers, and MegaBus.  In addition to nearby city bus routes and taxi options, there is also a Bublr bike share dock at the station.

Car

To reach the Tool Shed by car, from North of Milwaukee

  • Take I-43 South toward Milwaukee
  • Take the North Avenue Exit 73B
  • Turn left onto North Avenue, heading east, for about 2 miles
    (North Avenue will follow a bend around a circular park, and then will cross over the Milwaukee River)
  • Turn left onto Murray Avenue (Murray will be the street immediately to your left at the third stoplight after crossing the river. There is a U.S. Bank on the corner).
  • We will be on your left after the four-way stop sign. Look for the Jazz Estate sign-- we are right next door!

To reach the Tool Shed by car, from South of Milwaukee

  • Take I-94 West toward Milwaukee
  • Merge onto I-43 North via the exit on the left
  • Take the North Avenue Exit 73B
  • Turn left onto N 7th Avenue
  • Turn right onto North Avenue, heading east, for about 2 miles
    (North Avenue will follow a bend around a circular park, and then will cross over the Milwaukee River)
  • Turn left onto Murray Avenue (Murray will be the street immediately to your left at the third stoplight after crossing the river. There is a U.S. Bank on the corner).
  • We will be on your left after the four-way stop sign. Look for the Jazz Estate sign-- we are right next door!

To reach the Tool Shed by car, from West of Milwaukee

  • Take I-94 East toward Milwaukee
  • Merge onto I-43 North via Exit 310B toward Green Bay
  • Take the North Avenue Exit 73B
  • Turn left onto N 7th Avenue
  • Turn right onto North Avenue, heading east, for about 2 miles
    (North Avenue will follow a bend around a circular park, and then will cross over the Milwaukee River)
  • Turn left onto Murray Avenue (Murray will be the street immediately to your left at the third stoplight after crossing the river. There is a U.S. Bank on the corner).
  • We will be on your left after the four-way stop sign. Look for the Jazz Estate sign-- we are right next door!