Yes, they're Crocs
These shoes need repositioning and since Crocs has done a fine job of launching several new products I'm merely helping the cause. My Crocs, though, are truly not the Crocs that you've known. They're good looking and stylish.
Kohl's announces corporate expansion
Kohl's Department Stores has announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls with the acquisition of 100 acres of vacant land and a small office building in the Woodland Prime office park.
Southridge Mall remodels and adds new stores
Southridge Mall are adding Bachrach, Crazy 8 and Journeys Kidz stores to its lineup of retailers. The stores are slated to open later this year.
Bartolotta Restaurants confirms headquarters move Downtown
Joe Bartolotta has announced The Bartolotta Restaurants corporate headquarters will move to 520 W. McKinley Ave. late this summer.
Community Bark opens in Bay View
Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar opened a second store in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. The first Community Bark, one of the nation's only dog wash and coffee bars, opened its first store in Bayside in September 2009.
New life for Sydney HIH?
Today, I received an email that local developer John Raettig sent to Ald. Robert Bauman. It explains his ideas for the Sydney HIH building. It's posted below so I'll let it do the talking,
5 questions for the creators of those cool Milwaukee Home T-shirts
There are several cool Milwaukee T-shirts on the market, but this summer I'm really liking the Milwaukee Home design from Melissa Thorton and Scott Mizzen. Look for them online and around town this summer. Here's the full scoop from the designers.
Put a beard on it!
Michele Lestochi invented the "can beard" for the PBR Crafting Challenge, an annual event held in Philadelphia. And now you can buy 'em. Well, as soon as she makes another batch you can.
Shape Milwaukee's future via Future Milwaukee
The Future Milwaukee Leadership Program is accepting applications through Saturday, June 30, for its 2012-13 class.
Why "just talking" about Milwaukee matters
The second "Envisioning the Seen" was a roundtable, of sorts, on various civic issues. It was people talking, building relationships, pontificating and having fun. It was Milwaukee, on stage.
Checking in with recently-relocated Milwaukee Blacksmith
Milwaukee Blacksmith recently moved to the Third Ward and it reminded me what a cool local business this is.
Seems like a good time to make some bad decisions
Clearly, there are dumb investments from a financial point of view. Buying an ATV just because it's cheap doesn't mean you'll ever recoup the cost, but if you want one, now is probably the time to pounce. But as for other "frivolous" purchases, maybe they're not so crazy after all.
People's Books is moving
People's Books Cooperative started moving today from its East Side location to Riverwest today and will open in July. The independent bookstore cooperative is leaving its current location, 2122 E. Locust St., and moving to 804 E. Center St. in the former Tool Shed space.
Creative Alliance Milwaukee seeks to become economic force
The momentum continues to build for the Creative Alliance Milwaukee (CAM), which will move into a new creative incubator in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward and will present the first Creative Milwaukee at Work Conference this fall.
Why weird works
My wife recently made a very Austin-type comment - Milwaukee needs more weird. So, of course, I told her to blog her thoughts. Here they are.
Downtown strip club gets nixed
As I predicted, the council has unanimously turned down the application for a strip club Downtown. They all agreed with the pleas from "Downtown businesses" that the club would "hurt development efforts."
More good news for Grand Avenue Mall
Nikovanni's, a men's formal wear shop, is moving into the large, former Dress Barn space, next to Radio Shack in the mall's New Arcade.
These buildings need design makeovers now
Some thoughts on a few big retailers and restaurants in the greater Milwaukee area that need design makeovers. Agree? Chime in.
Former Milwaukee Alderman asks, Do Democrats have a hope?
Are there any young Democratic leaders that come close to rivaling our state's current Republican heavy weights? Former Milwaukee Alderman Jeff Pawlinski weighs in.
Harley insiders unload stock shares
Wall Street chatter about the outlook for Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. is heating up, sparked by the recent sale of millions of dollars of HOG stock by company insiders.
If Barrett wins, who's Milwaukee's next mayor?
Of course, council president Willie Hines would get a promotion to acting mayor. But, who are other candidates in the next mayoral election if Tom Barrett moves on to Madison.
Milwaukee makes the cut in Details' list of "The 16 Best Barbershops"
There's another proud to be from Milwaukee mention today as Details magazine names a Milwaukee men's barbershop one of "The 16 Best Barbershops in America." Click here to find out which Milwaukee barbershop made the cut.
The Guardian touts Milwaukee's green transformation
Leon Kaye, founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com, had a post yesterday on The Guardian's professional network that touted Milwaukee and its green business culture.
The winning name for Milwaukee's river skimmer is ...
Hundreds took the time to provide their ideas for names of a new vessel that helps clean area rivers and Lake Michigan. But only one could win the grand prize.
Downtown's new vision is big and bold
Last week, a national consultant presented "The Top 10 Global Trends Affecting Downtowns and How To Respond in Milwaukee" at a symposium held at The Pfister Hotel. Big and bold ideas came out of the high energy meeting.