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1. Badger Liquor announced as first tenant for new Schlitz Park Warehouse Space
The developers of Schlitz Park today announced that Badger Liquor, Wisconsin's largest wine and spirits distributor, has signed a 10-year lease for 24,000 square feet of office space in Schlitz Park's RiverCenter building, 1555 River Center Dr.
2. Marquette and UW make top 20 in country for school spirit
We are Marquette! U-rah-rah! Wisconsin! It's really no surprise that both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison rank in the top 20 for "colleges with the most school spirit."
3. Clear Water Outdoor in the Third Ward is closing
Clear Water Outdoor, an adventure/ sports retailer located at 250 N. Water St. in the Third Ward, will close by mid October. The company's Lake Geneva and Delafield shops will remain open.
4. #JHFitTour is coming to Milwaukee
This weekend and next week you'll have the chance to casually explore the custom fit clothing world of J. Hilburn as the brand brings its fashions to Milwaukee via the #JHFitTour at three local destinations.
5. Missing: Michael Cudahy's swans
Milwaukee visionary and philanthropist, Michael Cudahy, has lost his swans and needs help locating them.
6. Your Verizon phone just got a lot faster
Today, Verizon data speeds got faster. Verizon just rolled out its LTE Advanced technology to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities, including Milwaukee.
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7. Roots: Underground Outfitter moves to Downer Avenue
After three years in business, Roots: Underground Outfitter, an urban upscale clothing store for primarily men, will relocate from 5328 W. Vliet St. to 2622 N. Downer Ave. in the former Paperwork space.
8. L.L.Bean to open its first Wisconsin store in Brookfield next spring
Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its first Wisconsin store, scheduled to open the spring of 2017. The L.L.Bean store will be located at The Corners of Brookfield.
9. People's Books reaches last chapter
After 42 years in business in three different locations, People's Books Cooperative, 804 E. Center St., will close on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
10. Luci Boutique to open Walker's Point location
Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood continues to grow every day into a full-fledged community with an eclectic dining and bar scene, antique shops, salons and more. One piece that wasn't quite there yet is slowly trickling in and that is the retail market.
11. Sendik's announces new Waukesha location
Sendik's Food Markets announced today that the locally-owned grocer will open a new location at 701 Meadowbrook Dr. in Waukesha. The new store marks the fifth recently announced new location for the grocery store chain.
12. Welcome, Northwestern Mutual
Agents and their families flock to Milwaukee every year this week, and each year I love the buzz that's created by adding 11,000 visitors to Downtown Milwaukee. As a community, we need to champion the corporations that choose Milwaukee as their home, so thanks NM!
13. Near West Side Partners announces "Rev-Up MKE" finalists
Near West Side Partners, Inc. announced eight finalists selected for the Rev-Up MKE small business competition. The program's goal is to provide an opportunity to expand or start a business on the Near West Side and receive the support it needs to succeed.
14. Outpost Natural Foods launches "Milk Money" program
Hunger is real in the Milwaukee area. A new program at Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative will allow customers to pay it forward with the purchase of vouchers for nutritious wholesome milk which will be distributed by Hunger Task Force to local families.
15. Trio MKE offers smart living through tech and design
Milwaukee is chock-a-block with single young professionals wanting to take advantage of the city's bustling downtown area. It only makes sense to bring the concept of luxury living in efficient spaces to the popular Walker's Point neighborhood. Enter Trio MKE.
16. Downtown's trails of bagels bewilder
Curious minds want to know who is behind a regular bakery bonanza in Downtown Milwaukee. Several residents in the neighborhood tell me that streets and bridges are consistently laced with multiple bakery items several times per week.
17. We all scream for #UberIceCream this Friday
Downtown Milwaukee may not have a ton of ice cream options but you can order frozen treats on demand with #UberIceCream this Friday.
18. Former Lowe's building at Midtown Center sold to Milwaukee firm
The former Lowe's building located north of Milwaukee's Midtown Center, 5800 W. Hope St., has been acquired by Phoenix Midtown, LLC. The 134,000-square foot structure has been vacant since the Lowe's store closed five years ago.
19. Dragonfly on Brady closing in early 2017
After 16 years, Annette French plans to close the doors to Dragonfly, 1117 E. Brady St., in early 2017. Dragonfly, a funky hive of new and vintage goodies, was one of the East Side's go-to shops for gifts, clothing, jewelry and unique household items.
20. Honeycomb Salon sweetens up Whitefish Bay
Whitefish Bay just got a little bit sweeter with the opening of Honeycomb Salon. The new organic lifestyle-friendly salon, owned by Cheane Sartler, features six stylists ready to make you the best you can be.
21. Enderis Park Farmers Market launches June 19
Alderman Michael J. Murphy invites community members to the launch of the Enderis Park Farmers Market on Sunday, June 19 to browse fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and locally-crafted foods and beverages.
22. Four vacant spaces in Downtown that need to be filled now
There's growth everywhere in Downtown Milwaukee, but still opportunities and eyesores. For me, these four spaces have been vacant for too long. I see them all nearly everyday. Let's all chime in and help the owners or leasing agents find the right new tenant.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.