Long live Grand Avenue Mall
The Shops of Grand Avenue, formerly called Grand Avenue Mall, is once again reinventing itself. And for Dave Begel, it seems promising. The mall is far from dead.
Free Milorganite Saturday at Miller Park
The first 1,000 people who drop off unused prescriptions at Medicine Collection Day on Saturday, April 28 at Miller Park will get a free five-pound bag of Milorganite, that Milwaukee made fertilizer trusted by professionals for more than 85 years.
Milwaukee cracks another top 10 list
Milwaukee ranks high in our interest in and purchase of eco-friendly products like hybrid cars, as well as green technology such as solar panels and alternative fuels.
I'm no pusher man
I don't consider myself particularly naive, nor am I afraid to go into any neighborhood in the city. But if I wanted to unload prescription drugs at an immense profit, I would be at a total loss how or where to do so.
Westown knows what's up at this Downtown parking lot
Downtown Milwaukee has many under used parking garage roof tops and parking lots that are dying for off peak activity. So, hats off to the Westown Association for acting on their ideas to activate a parking lot this summer on 4th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Find out where Milwaukee ranks on "America's Hardest Working Towns" list
We all know that Milwaukeeans work hard and play hard, and now Parade confirms it putting Brew City in the top 20 on its list of "America's Hardest Working Towns."
National Hardware nails good service
One of my favorite institutions, and most valuable, is National Hardware, which has a South Side location but which has been Downtown forever.
Brewers pumps bring "high fashion" to the ballpark
Now, a company called Herstar wants to add to the stadium fashion experience with a line of suede pumps for women. And luckily there's a Milwaukee Brewers version.
New life for The Eisner Building?
Lindsey Bovinet, CEO of Interior Systems, Inc., has made an offer to purchase The Eisner Building, 200-208 N. Water. St., in the Historic Third Ward. His plans are grand and include an urban bed and breakfast.
Executives will share insights at Women in Business conference
A panel of accomplished female business leaders will share their insights at the 2012 BizTimes Women in Business Breakfast, which will take place at the BizExpo on Thursday, May 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
What makes you click?
Great headlines on the Web are more important than their counterparts in print because usually, you see them without any context. You can't scan the lede or see an accompanying photo. If they're ambiguous or truncated, forget it.
Name Milwaukee's new river skimmer
OnMilwaukee.com is proud to sponsor a naming contest that begins today and runs through April 14. It's all about raising awareness of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's (MMSD) new river skimmer.
Young Professionals Week comes to town April 16-21
Hats off to Newaukee for coordinating Young Professionals Week. It runs April 16-21 and is a week-long event "dedicated to showcasing and celebrating Milwaukee's Young Professional organizations."
Fyxation opens the cycling season with a bicycle give-away
It's still the middle of March, but it's quite obvious the cycling season has begun regardless. To celebrate, Fyxation has teamed up with Milwaukee Bicycle Company (Ben's Cycle) and photographer Peter DiAntoni of COG Magazine (also based out of Milwaukee) to help promote their new contest by giving away a brand new State Bicycle Co. fixed gear bicycle, equipped with Fyxation components. All you have to do is Like their Facebook page.
Get fresh this summer at the Walker Square Farmers' Market
The Walker Square Farmers Market didn't have a spectacular start during its inaugural year last summer, but it's coming back with a plan to make things really come together this year.
An updated look at Lisbon Food Village
Last month we wrote about a plan to create Lisbon Food Village on the city's West Side. Today we got some new renderings of the proposed project and a link to a website that's been launched.
Finally a new use for the old Grand Theatre
Milwaukee Downtown, the mayor's West Wisconsin Avenue workgroup and The Marcus Corporation have found a use for the front end of the old Grand Theatre on Wisconsin Avenue. Watch for it in May.
Suspicious of natural foods
I'm not a big natural foods guy, since I think chemicals and preservatives are what make the world go 'round. But I do like going to Whole Foods on occasion. My curiosity was piqued recently as I strolled through the fruit section.
Happy Match Day, Milwaukee
Nineteen nonprofits are participating in Match Day today. It's an online giving event and the first of its kind in Wisconsin designed to raise awareness for basic needs in the greater Milwaukee area.
Forbes: Milwaukee's a "comeback city"
Milwaukee's been on a mighty comeback for 10-15 years now. Yesterday, Forbes took note of what many of us already know. In its latest list, Milwaukee's a "top 10 comeback city."
Alterra slides from punches to points
Alterra Coffee Roasters has launched its new loyalty program so it's time to trade in those paper coffee punch cards. On your next visit to any of its 11 locations, you'll get a new plastic loyalty card.
Asian Mart to become Ugly's
Asian Mart, 1125 N. Old World 3rd St., will close in about a week. Owner Carmelino Capati, who operated the Asian food store for 38 years, is retiring.
Sendik's chips in big for the MACC Fund
The 10 Balisteri-owned and operated Sendik's Food Markets presented a check for $107,300 to the MACC Fund during their annual company awards program this week.
Concours Motors brings wheelchair-accessible vehicle to 2012 Auto Show
Milwaukee car dealership Concours Motors will debut the first vehicle designed specifically for wheelchair accessibility at the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show, Feb. 25-March 4.
Hot Mama opening this summer at Bayshore
Designer fashion boutique Hot Mama is opening its second Wisconsin store at the Bayshore Town Center this summer.