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1. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to open at North End on June 8
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market will open its first Wisconsin store in Milwaukee's North End on Wednesday, June 8 at 7 a.m. The opening will be celebrated with a variety of family-friendly events on-site.
2. Department of Public Works hosts fifth annual compost bin and rain barrel sale
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) will again host a one day only, first come first served compost bin and rain barrel sale on Saturday, June 4.
3. Nordstrom Rack is coming to Bayshore Town Center
According to a report from the BizTimes, Nordstrom Rack, as well as a Total Wine & More, will move into the former Sears location at the north end of the Bayshore Town Center.
4. Mandel announces 24-story Portfolio apartment tower on Ogden & Prospect
Mandel Group, Inc. announced the development of Portfolio, a 24-story high-rise luxury apartment community at the northeast corner of North Prospect and East Ogden Avenues set to break ground in Spring 2017.
5. First look: Boston Store's new furniture department
We stopped in at the new Boston Store furniture department in The Shops of Grand Avenue that opened yesterday on the second floor of the location, 331 W. Wisconsin Ave.
6. Kimpton Journeyman hosts job fair Monday for hotel, restaurant and bar
The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, along with its Tre Rivali restaurant and the Outsider rooftop bar and lounge, are holding a job fair to hire staff in anticipation of their June opening in the Third Ward.
7. Lost, found and grateful
I knew I had lost it. I went for a walk last Saturday and took only my phone and debit card. The phone was for some podcast catch up and the debit card for a quick stop at the grocery store on the way home.
8. Do new mall renderings reflect Downtown diversity?
The timing of a couple press releases today brings up the question of whether or not the images showing a revamped The Shops of Grand Avenue embrace diversity.
9. Brew City Boxes closes for good, selling boxes
After four years in business, Brew City Boxes is going out of business. Bay View's Chris Gross started the service to provide rentable, reusable boxes to people for local moves, but there just wasn't enough interest.
10. Which grocery store should land at Grand Avenue?
As plans for a new Grand Avenue continue to develop, which grocer would be the best for the heart of Downtown Milwaukee? Which store do you want on Wisconsin Avenue?
11. Sendik's celebrates its 90th anniversary with in-store specials
In celebration of its 90th year, all Sendik's locations will feature specials (including a "90-year deal of the week"), offer special anniversary scratch-off tickets and host in-store events from April 20 to May 3.
12. Goodwill and Steinhafels team up for bedroom trade-in event
Beginning on Sunday, April 17, Goodwill and Steinhafels will team up for their second annual bedroom trade-in event.
13. Fischberger's plans West Side expansion
Nine years ago, Sarah and River Ditzenberger opened a delightfully quirky and old-timey variety store called Fischberger's in the Riverwest-Harambee neighborhood. They have now secured a second location.
14. Same day delivery? Done. Thanks, Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime members in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, Tucson and right here in Milwaukee can now enjoy unlimited same day delivery.
15. Pete's Fruit Market to build second location in Bronzeville
Locally owned and operated Pete's Fruit Market announced plans for a new store in the Bronzeville neighborhood at the heart of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District.
16. Grand Avenue owners announce new project development partners
The new ownership of the Grand Avenue announce the project partners aligned for the redevelopment of the downtown property. The ownership group is a joint venture between the Aggero Group and Hempel.
17. Milwaukee needs to get comfortable with constant discomfort
Milwaukee's changing. You could argue it's changed for the better and a bit of the worse over the past 20 years. While the good and some of the bad may be at odds, that's OK if our challenges are being addressed and tackled with vigor and creativity.
18. More images of new NM Downtown development
As heavy equipment continues to clear the site Northwestern Mutual announced it has hired Fond du Lac-based C.D. Smith Construction to build the $100 million development at 777 N. Van Buren St. The 34-story tower will include apartments, parking and retail space.
19. Grasch Foods to reopen as Sendik's on March 9
On the back of the news that the Grasch family has retired from the grocery business, the former Grasch Foods in Brookfield reopens next week as a Sendik's Food Market.
20. Grasch Foods to become Sendik's Food Market
After over 80 years in business, Brookfield-based Grasch Foods has been sold to the Balistreri family and will soon become a Sendik's Food market.
21. Five reasons to play Uno tonight
Finding the right game for the entire family much less you and your partner can be tough. At the Sherman home, we've gone simple, old school lately with Uno.
22. Whole Foods Market in Tosa sets grand opening for Feb. 24
Whole Foods announced today that the natural and organic foods supermarket will officially open its new location in the Mayfair Collection at 11100 W. Burleigh St., in Wauwatosa, on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
23. Kohl's Off/Aisle store coming to The Mayfair Collection
Chicago-based HSA Commercial Real Estate announced that Kohl's will open an Off/Aisle store at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa
24. Master Z's announces second location in Bayshore Town Center
Master Z's announced today that is had purchased Danny Vegh's in Glendale on Monday, Jan. 4 and will move into its 4,500-square foot location in the Bayshore Town Center.
25. Ring in the New Year with a free makeover, clothing and more
Three people - nominated by friends and loved ones - will win a makeover package from Scottfree Salon that will include a makeover, manicure / pedicure, haircut / color, waxing, clothing and photography shoot.