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126. 157 years of 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 temporary residents to Downtown Milwaukee.
127. Double your Downtown market pleasure today
It's Wednesday, so that means Westown in greater Downtown Milwaukee. Today, it also means the new Night Market from Newaukee on the parking lot between 4th and 5th on Wisconsin Avenue.
128. Apartments coming to St. Paul and Water in the Historic Third Ward
One-bedroom (and a few studio) apartments are being built at the The Mayer Building, at the corner of St. Paul and Water Streets in the Historic Third Ward.
129. After 39 years, Ma Jolie closes its Downer Avenue location
Milwaukee fashion pioneer Ma Jolie / Footgear quietly closed its doors at 2583 N. Downer Ave. at the end of June. The retailer that sold both men's and women's fashions, jeans and footwear had been at its East Side Milwaukee for 39 years.
130. Mr. P's Tires in Bay View comes through
Service is something we take for granted -- until we don't get it. Then there are the guys over at Mr. P's Tires in Bay View, who went above and beyond in my first visit there. They deserve a little love for the classy way they treated me.
131. Don't be afraid to fire a customer
Though it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when the customer is not worth the drama, and the customer must be fired.
132. Gluten-Free Trading Company will close Bay View location
Gluten-Free Trading Company, 3116 S. Chase Ave., will close for good on Sunday, July 6. A Pewaukee store will remain open.
133. A Downtown walk is well worth your time
Walking through Downtown Milwaukee at lunch is far from a walk spoiled, it's a walk to be cherished and one full of collisions and connections. This is why I love my walks through Downtown.
134. New nail bar, salon coming to Downer Avenue
Nail Bar Milwaukee will open soon on the ground floor of the Downer Avenue parking garage at 2580 N. Downer Ave. on Milwaukee's East Side.
135. Betty Brinn and Milwaukee Makerspace co-host first Milwaukee Maker Faire
The Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the Milwaukee Makerspace co-host the first Maker Faire Milwaukee Sept. 27-28, in collaboration with MAKE magazine.
136. Jennifer Lopez in town to talk to Kohl's employees today
Several sources and social media mentions have noted that Jennifer Lopez is in town to talk to Kohl's employees today.
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137. 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.
138. 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.
139. 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.
140. 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."
141. 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.
142. 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
143. 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.
144. 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.
145. 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.
146. "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.
147. 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.
148. Nine new shops for Grand Avenue
The Shops of Grand Avenue announced today that the mall has nine new tenants.
149. 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.
150. 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.