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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Don't miss "The Interview" Monday night
I'm happy and honored to host Monday night's YP Week event called "The Interview." It's NEWaukee's twist on the typical career fair.
4. 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?
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. NEWaukee announces 2016 Night Market dates
Again this year, NEWaukee's Night Market will invade Wisconsin Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets with food trucks, makers, arts, crafts and entertainments of all varieties - and now there are four official dates to prove it.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 2016 OnMilwaukee skyline calendar can be yours
Start the New Year off right with this in-house designed and frame ready, 2016 OnMilwaukee skyline calendar. it is perfect for your office or home. Buy it now, and/or register to win one.
22. Free Bird clothing opening in The Ward; owner filled with gratitude
Christy Schwacher will open a clothing boutique called Free Bird Clothing and Home Trends at 249 N. Water St. in the former Blush Beauty Boutique.
23. Two Milwaukee businesses make "50 coolest new businesses in America" list
It's that list time of the year. And, today, two Milwaukee-area businesses were named to Business Insider's "50 coolest new businesses in America" list. Read on and congrats!
24. Downtown's whimsical dinosaur footprints
Whether walking, biking or driving in Downtown Milwaukee you should always look around. There's a lot to see. Look up, look down and look all around. There's wonder, like dino prints, everywhere.
25. Limited edition Colectivo Coffee sets feature Roasted in Riverwest patch
Colectivo Coffee is back this holiday season with a limited edition box set of its hand-made, featured farm and session roasted coffees. There's only 350 boxes available, and all come with a designer patch.