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126. Marquee Downtown corner needs new tenant
Radio Doctors was sold and closed in 1991. Today, the lower level space that once occupied Radio Doctors is available. Avis recently closed its location there so the vacant corner is calling out for a new tenant.
127. One boutique closes as another prepares to open
Many wonderful boutiques and stores have storied histories in Milwaukee. But, of course, many have come and gone. Here's news on one closing and one opening.
128. Kohl's, Boston Store will open Thanksgiving night
Can't wait for Black Friday and the Christmas and Holiday season? This year, Kohl's Department Stores and Boston Stores will open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
129. Up to $50,000 for your great ideas for Wisconsin Avenue
Design matters and a little bit more attention to details along the avenue will help. To this end, ART Milwaukee, Newaukee and other civic groups want to transform how people perceive Wisconsin Avenue. And there's a $50,000 fund to help bring your awesome ideas to life.
130. Outpost breaks ties with Palermos Pizza
Outpost Natural Foods announced today on its website that it will no longer carry any Palermo's Pizza products at all three of its Milwaukee locations.
131. Milwaukee Street will become a boulevard in the Third Ward
Milwaukee Street in the Third Ward is being transformed into a boulevard to make it more consistent with the rest of the neighborhood and help with traffic calming.
132. Emission check done in seven minutes
Remember those long emission lines at the test centers around the greater Milwaukee area? These days, my fellow drivers, are gone.
133. Building that houses Izumi's is for sale
Izumi's on Milwaukee's East Side isn't for sale, but the art deco building that it resides in is.
134. "Culture of winners" revives Super Steel
Super Steel LLC's recent designation as the fastest-growing company in the Future 50 for 2013 reflects one of the most remarkable corporate turnarounds in Milwaukee history.
135. The nexus of Les Paul and Bud Selig
It's both fun and challenging to have two careers. And it certainly increases one's opportunity to interact with interesting people. In my case it has allowed me to meet two individuals that have impacted history. All the years I have spent on the radio have given me the excuse to interview countless TV idols, rock stars, actors, sports legends, politicians and even a Beatle.
136. New Walgreen's feels a bit like a mini Target
Target's left the market somewhat wide open since it doesn't have a store that's truly convenient for residents of Downtown Milwaukee, the East Side, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. The new Walgreen's at 4041 Oakland Ave. in Shorewood just may have captured this market as it feels like a mini Target.
137. Five favorites for fall
I can no longer deny that autumn is really here. The equinox has passed and although oddly warm temperatures may be trying to fool summer-loving souls, the scenery of changing leaves and the certainty of chilly nights are shoving the reality of this season in my face. So, in the spirit of having a "polished finger on beauty, fashion, fitness and nutrition trends," here are my five favorites for fall.
138. 24 hours with the new iPhone 5s
I stood in line with the rest of the Apple fanboys yesterday, and at 9 a.m., I got my hands on the new iPhone 5s. I wanted the silver version, but like the gold one, they were all gone before the doors even opened at the Bayshore Apple Store. Instead, I bought the 32 GB Verizon Space Gray model, which is mostly just a black iPhone. I picked up the new $39 brown leather case with it, and it looks and feels really nice. After one day playing it with, I'm yet to be blown away.
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139. Orange helps shine light on local hunger issues
As a member of the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin board, I felt I needed to tell you about those orange lights around town.
140. 15 things you may not know about Downtown Milwaukee
Downtown Milwaukee is the heart of Wisconsin. In celebration of's first 15 years, here are 15 things you may not know about Downtown.
141. Milwaukee's modern nostalgia
Someone once told me that they loved Milwaukee's "lack of pretense." I think it comes from our love of the past. Yet, in the past 10-15 years we've moved on (onward and upward, some may say) to places rooted in our past but planted in the future.
142. We found the tiny door in Humboldt Park!
There's a tiny door at the the base of a tree in Humboldt Park. It's both adorable and a grassroots marketing campaign by Keebler. We went in search of it today.
143. Hot Pop is moving
After five years in its current Third Ward location, Hot Pop, 213 N. Broadway, will move to 201 N. Water St. in October.
144. Commodity glut takes toll on mining industry
The mining bill was the first and top priority of the Wisconsin Legislature in 2013, but it may take years before any mining-related jobs are created in the state.
145. Schlitz Park announces two new tenants
Schlitz Park announced two new tenants today for its riverfront office complex.
146. Luci Boutique celebrates grand opening of Mequon store
Luci Boutique announces the grand opening a new concept store.
147. Paper Source opening Sept. 20
Paper Source is the latest addition to the Bayshore Town Center family, with an opening date of Sept. 20.
148. Bloomberg names Marquette a top 10 destination for tech CEOs
The collective technology and startup scene in greater Milwaukee got a nice boost today when Marquette University was named No. 6 on Bloomberg's list of colleges for tech CEOs.
149. Lela Boutique turns 10
The Third Ward's Lela Boutique will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a fashion show and party on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
150. Milwaukee makes Pando, the site-of-record for the startup root-system
Today, Carmel Deamicis tips Pando Daily's hat to Milwaukee and Midwest in a column titled, "Recruiting young talent away from the Silicon Valley limelight and into ... Milwaukee?" Yes, Milwaukee.