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126. Real time parking signs coming online in Downtown Milwaukee
Beginning Friday, several new signs will showcase available parking spots in lots, structures and garages in and around greater Downtown Milwaukee. It's called the Advanced Parking Guidance System.
127. St. Paul Avenue Bridge opens Wednesday
Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Bob Bauman, Historic Third Ward leaders and the Department of Public Works will celebrate the completion of the new St. Paul Avenue bridge on Wednesday, June 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m.
128. Lubar alumni group aims to be part of the solution
A new group at UW-Milwaukee is working on changing the perception by some that the university is a commuter school, a second-tier college in a city with more prestigious institutions. The Lubar School of Business Alumni Group, formed in July 2011, has made it its mission to make an impact in Milwaukee. In fact, according to Jason Eggert, the president of the group, that's what sets UWM alumni apart - their unique focus on the city that is home to their alma mater.
129. Wauwatosa makes "Happiest Suburbs In America" list
Be happy, greater Milwaukee. While, of course, there are times for parochialism today we celebrate a win for greater Milwaukee as one of its suburbs, Wauwatosa, makes Movoto's list of "Happiest Suburbs."
130. Korpela returns to Brew City for Schlitz Park position
Schlitz Park announced today that Tracy Korpela has joined the Downtown riverfront office complex as assistant property manager.
131. What does Milwaukee look like in 2030?
What does or what should Milwaukee look like in 2030? It's your city, so you make the call. Do it. Now. #MKE2030
132. Milwaukee business owners win with Grow Local contest
Local First Milwaukee wrapped up its Grow Local Milwaukee contest last week and there were a few big winners.
133. 5 places that are keeping Milwaukee weird
Even though Milwaukee does not officially have a "keep it weird" campaign like other cities, there's still enough weirdness to keep life interesting.
134. My Milwaukee job hunt
I came to Milwaukee with a hugely inflated ego. I honestly thought, "They need me in Milwaukee!" So, here's an update on my job hunt so far.
135. "Be bold, be brave, be strong and move forward!"
When Harry S. Dennis III walked into the room, more times than not, he was the smartest guy in that room. So it is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that I inform readers that Harry passed away on Sunday, April 27, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.
136. Apple co-founder Wozniak and others to speak at Flying Car
Flying Car 2014 comes to town in June. In addition to the co-founder of Apple, other speakers include Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig, musician Robert DeLong, Living City Block founder and producer of the Emmy Award-winning series "The West Wing" Llew Wells, innovator and former Google brand strategist Heidi Hackemer, The Ability Center founder Damian Buchman, environmentalist racecar driver Leilani Munter and AOL digital prophet David Shing.
137. Nine new shops for Grand Avenue
The Shops of Grand Avenue announced today that the mall has nine new tenants.
138. An OP reflects on YP Week
Today ends YP week in Milwaukee, co-sponsored by, where I work, and a creature of Newaukee, the organization of young professionals that is working to make this a better place to live and work and play. As an OP, allow me to reflect.
139. Long winter has bikers ready to ride
The rumble of motorcycle engines is as sure a sign of spring in Wisconsin as baseball, open-water fishing or brats on the grill. Unfortunately, this past weekend's weather was not really calling motorcycle riders or anyone else to get outside around these parts.
140. YP Week off to a strong start
Again this year, is proud and honored to help sponsor Newaukee's YP Week. The programming, engagement and opportunities are all strong again this year.
141. Fell's free Yelp workshop
Rachel Fell, who lives in Milwaukee, is a marketing director for the San Francisco-based Yelp and one of her job-related missions is to help people understand Yelp's offerings. She will host a free workshop at Anodyne on Friday, April 18.
142. A little high-end shopping fun at Tosa Saks, Nordstrom Rack
I wanted to see the hubbub first-hand, so I joined the throngs of crowds checking out the brand new Mayfair Collection today. The parking lot was packed, but the two stores I visited weren't too chaotic. And once things settle down a bit, I'm sure I'll be back.
143. How much do presidential politics affect the stock market?
I, for one, have always hesitated to link stock market performances to U.S. presidents. After all, global forces and factors such as energy costs that presidents cannot always control often play key roles in the fates of the markets.
144. Welcome new retailers, but don't wait up, I might be a while
There was a time, after I'd starting earning an adult wage but before there was the pitter-patter of little feet in our house, when we had something akin to "disposable" income. With all the chatter about the Nordstrom Rack and other shops at the Mayfair Collection, which opens this week, I realize that the moment has passed ... for now.
145. Meet Edgar Bennett and Ron Dayne at Dick's Sporting Goods
Wisconsin football fans can meet Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Edgar Bennett and former Wisconsin Badgers running back Ron Dayne at the Dick's Sporting Goods grand opening in Wauwatosa this weekend.
146. Wauwatosa to get new boutique
A new kind of boutique is coming to Wauwatosa soon. Be sure to add cohabiting boutique Shape to your shopping list.
147. ReThreads coming to Shorewood
Another ReThreads location will open at 1920 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. Previously, the building housed the eatery International Food.
148. Sachen Contemporary Imports moving to Mequon
Today, via Facebook, Sachen Contemporary Imports, the funky store that carries a variety of items from toys to home wares, announced it was moving to Mequon
149. Hank the Dog gets his own T-shirt
I'm here to tell you that the good brothers Keppler (George and Frank) at Brew City Promotions are out with the first Hank fashions. Yes, you now can wear baseball's favorite dog on your chest. "Milwoofie" and "Crank One for Hank" are the slogans on the two T-shirts, and I hear they are selling very well.
150. A Downtown drive-through?
I've heard some rumblings that a new drive-through restaurant proposal in Downtown Milwaukee could be announced soon. Yet, there's a bit of unwritten rule about drive-throughs n Downtown areas.