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1. Maker Faire Milwaukee returns in September
Maker Faire Milwaukee is coming back and will again be produced by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum and Milwaukee Makerspace.
2. Shorewood Pick 'N Save closes today
The Roundy's Pick 'N Save in Shorewood closes today. It's being replaced by a new development that will include a Roundy's Metro Market grocery store.
3. Business confidence is on the rise
Several jaws dropped and eyebrows rose in January when BizTimes predicted a robust year of national economic growth for 2015. Well, we're at the quarter pole, and so far, so good.
4. Mayfair adds Garage clothing store
This morning, Mayfair Mall announced that it will add a Garage location - the clothing store, not the place to put your car - to its lineup of retailers.
5. Natural beauty found through "Lost"
This is what happens when someone who writes a blog "with a polished finger on the pulse of beauty, fashion, fitness and nutrition trends" binge watches the first season of "Lost."
6. Associated Bank debuts new ad during NCAA championship game
Wisconsin headquartered Associated Bank launches the company's new broadcast ad campaign during tonight's NCAA Championship basketball game.
7. 5 Hearts Boutique closing soon
After five years in business, 5 Hearts Boutique, 153 N. Milwaukee St., is closing. Mother-and-daughter team Kelly and Mary Jo Mansell opened the women's clothing and gift boutique in 2010.
8. 9 cool Milwaukee business signs
Signs are important. They often lure us, or don't lure us, into businesses. Here are some great Milwaukee signs and chime in with your favorites.
9. #wewant remix: Three kitchen gadgets you have to try
Smoking food indoors, easier fermentation, and a better espresso. I brought three of my new favorite kitchen items to WISN with Thema Ponton; check them out!
10. 7 things you should have bought at Maker Market
Milwaukee's Maker Market kicked off their first one of the season this weekend. Here are 7 great things you could have bought -- and still should.
11. Carhartt coming to The Mayfair Collection
The Mayfair Collection leased a space immediately north of Old Navy to Carhartt, Inc. It is scheduled to open this summer.
12. New report details Downtown growth
In a new report released Wednesday, City Observatory found that Downtown employment centers of the nation's largest metropolitan areas are recording faster job growth than areas located further from the city center.
13. Shorewood Pick 'N Save closing in May as construction on new Metro Market begins
The first phase of construction officially begins today on an 85,000-square foot, two-level flagship Roundy's Metro Market in the Village of Shorewood. Completion is estimated for January 2016.
14. The Onion toasts the "Milwaukee Historical Museum" in today's edition
The Onion's Milwaukee print product is long gone, but Milwaukee lives on in the parody publication as the "Milwaukee Historical Museum" finds its way into the faux headlines today.
15. Harley Project LiveWire Experience tour expands overseas
Riders around the world will have the chance to add their voices to help shape the future of Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle, as the company's Project LiveWire Experience tour expands globally in 2015.
16. #wewant remix: Fitness apps
Chances are your New Year's resolution involved diet and exercise. These two free apps can help you reach your goals!
17. Greater Milwaukee Auto Show parks Downtown this weekend
The Greater Milwaukee Auto Show drives into the Wisconsin Center from Saturday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, March 1.
18. Milwaukee Public Market welcomes new fine goods and floral shop
Today, the Milwaukee Public Market announced the addition of a new vendor arriving next month: FORM Fine Goods & Floral. The new shop - created by local artist, craft-maker and floral designer Elizabeth Miller - will move into the Locker's space next to Thief Wine, across from Kehr's Candies.
19. Antiques On Second plans to move
According to a vendor, Antiques on Second, 1039 S. 2nd St., will move later this year to a new, yet-to-be-disclosed location because the building was sold.
20. Dr. Bronner's son / soap company VP passes away
Ralph Bronner, the son of eccentric soap giant "Dr." Emanuel H. Bronner, died after suffering a heart attack. He was 78. Bronner, who served as the multi-million dollar soap company's vice president and spokesman, lived in Menomonee Falls.
21. 5 national chains that could work at Grand Avenue mall
The Shops of Grand Avenue mall is negotiating a lease with a national retailer to move into the 30,000-square foot space that was formerly home to Linens 'N Things.
22. Wangard's Brady and Water project moves forward
The old Habhegger Wheel and Axle building at 1701 N. Water St., near Brady, is completely down now and Wangard's project to bring residences and retail to the space is underway.
23. #ShopLocal: Hearts, rings and more from a storied Downtown jeweler
Recently, Kloiber Jewelers joined the OnMilwaukee.com ShopLocal marketplace, and since it's Valentine's Day week I thought you might be interested a few of this 90-year-old Milwaukee retailer's wares.
24. #wewant: A multi-talented webcam
Everyone seems to have a different use for this feature-loaded camera. What's yours?
25. "Epic" bus ads would make almost anyone jump aboard
Danish bus company Midttrafik hired M2Film to make its set of "Epic" ad spots.