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Amalia Todryk is one rad Milwaukee woman.
Amalia Todryk is one rad Milwaukee woman.

Rad Milwaukee Woman: Amalia Todryk

Welcome to a series introducing the women who were nominated by professionals and will be honored at "The Rad Women Celebration: Being Rad for Social Change." The event is hosted by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Italian Conference Center.

Amalia Todryk has worked as an attorney for Quarles & Brady for almost 10 years and serves as a partner in the Trust and Estates group. She focuses on estate planning and wealth preservation strategies for individuals, small business owners and professionals with a particular focus on business succession planning for closely-held businesses.

"Helping a business successfully go from one generation to the next is the goal," says Todryk.

Todryk was named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by the Wisconsin Law Journal, holds leadership roles in the Milwaukee Bar Association Trusts & Estate Section and several other civic and professional groups, including the United Way Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Wisconsin Humane Society Board of Directors, Junior League of Milwaukee and The Service Club of Milwaukee.

Todryk received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and is a Marquette University Law School graduate. She currently lives on the East Side with her husband.

"I love Milwaukee, especially the lake. Waking up and seeing a large body of water is a great way to start your day," says Todryk.

OnMilwaukee: What do you enjoy the most about your work?

Amalia Todryk: I enjoy working with individuals and helping families, whether it’s with tax planning or what they wish to have happen with their assets at death, I get a lot of gratitude serving in an advisory role for a family.

My job is also rewarding on the business side because a lot of these business owners have worked their entire career to make their business a success and they want it to carry on after their death.

My families look at me not just for estate and tax advice, but other areas in their lives …

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Higbee's will most likely open in this Water Street location.
Higbee's will most likely open in this Water Street location. (Photo: Jeff Sherman)

Updated: New bar moving into former Ultra Lounge

According to a building permit, it appears Pat James will soon take a crack at the 628 N. Water St. space that formerly housed Ultra Lounge, JC's Pub & Grill, Club Bari, Edgar's Calypso, Swank and more.

Little information is known at this point, but the new venture will be called (district). 

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more information when it becomes available.

Opening soon!
Opening soon!

Roots: Underground Outfitter moves to Downer Avenue

After three years in business, Roots: Underground Outfitter, an urban upscale clothing store for primarily men, will relocate from 5328 W. Vliet St. to 2622 N. Downer Ave. in the former Paperwork space.

Co-owner Francis "Woody" Burns ‚Äď who owns the shop with longtime friend Liam Duax ‚Äď says the business will most likely open Thursday, Sept. 1.

"Having lived in Milwaukee our entire lives, we know that the East Side is a much more bustling part of town for young adults," says Burns. "We are also moving into a space that is much larger than our old location."

The increased space will allow the business to expand into women’s lines, as well.

Roots also offers rare and exclusive basketball shoes and custom screen printing orders.

"We believe that Downer is a great fit for us because, despite the fact that it has seen better days, we anticipate a reawakening of sorts in the area, and we want to be a catalyst for that and in on that from the ground floor," says Burns.

Who wants to buy the historic Silver Spring House?
Who wants to buy the historic Silver Spring House? (Photo: Coldwell Banker)

Silver Spring House is for sale

The Silver Spring House, 6655 N. Green Bay Ave., in Glendale is for sale. The building, which dates to 1904, sits on 3 1/2 acres of land and is listed with Coldwell Banker for $1,750,000.

OnMilwaukee called the restaurant tonight and asked if Silver Spring House is expected to close. An employee said, "Not at this point."

The long-running roadhouse offers "pub grub," American comfort food and a full bar.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more information as this story develops.