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Articles tagged with 'gimbels'

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Meet the Gunnis sisters: Milwaukee indie record shop pioneers

Published June 10, 2015

When Helen and Stella Gunnis opened their own record store in Milwaukee during the Depression, people said they were nuts. But within a couple years, those critics changed their tune, and the business endured for 22 years.

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14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s

Published March 11, 2015

Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s...

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Historical Society opens two new shows

Published Feb. 17, 2015

As the Milwaukee County Historical Society's own neighborhood is likely set to change soon with the addition of a new arena nearby, the museum - located at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. - launches a new exhibition, called "Pride in Place: Milwaukee's Architecture and Built Environment," which runs through April 10. Another show focuses on a century of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

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Gift the gift of Wisconsin history

Published Dec. 9, 2012

For some folks in your life, there's nothing that says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good book. And if that book is about Wisconsin, even better, right? Here are some Sconnie stocking stuffers for the Badger on your list.

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Geenen relives the glory days of Schuster's and Gimbels

Published Nov. 25, 2012

As the holiday season dawned last year, author Michael Lisicky conjured the heyday of Milwaukee's Downtown shopping culture with "Gimbels Has It!." Now, the same publisher has issued Paul Geenan's "Schuster's & Gimbels: Milwaukee's Beloved Department Stores," which charts the course of Brew City's two legendary retailers and recounts their eventual merger.

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"Gimbels Has It!" recalls old Milwaukee holiday cheer

Published Nov. 27, 2011

Michael J. Lisicky's new book, "Gimbels Has It!," now out in paperback from The History Press, is perfectly timed. It arrives as many Milwaukeeans are likely feeling a pang of nostalgia for what was once the gem of the city's shopping scene.

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100 Milwaukee memories: Are you old school?

Published March 1, 2001

Are you "old school," Milwaukee? You are if you remember the ice rink at Mayfair Mall? Or Samson, the Milwaukee County Zoo's fallen gorilla? The Green Sheet? The Belmont Hotel bar? Howard and Rosemary? Ah, the Milwaukee memories ... and we've got 100 listed here!