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Articles tagged with 'vintage'

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Luv Unlimited celebrates 10 years of Bay View bliss

Published April 5, 2014

In April 2004, Sage Schwarm and Becky Heck opened Luv Unlimited, 2649 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. The funky, creative shop sells, primarily, used and new vintage clothing, but also has a fab selection of sunglasses, jewelry, record albums, American Apparel items, incense, tights ... and more sunglasses.

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ReThreads coming to Shorewood

Published March 17, 2014

Another ReThreads location will open at 1920 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. Previously, the building housed the eatery International Food.

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Ten Bells evolves into a yet-to-be-named new bar

Published Jan. 16, 2014

Ten Bells in Walker's Point will soon be the bar formerly known as Ten Bells. But the new name is yet to be decided even though the space already has a completely different look, feel and purpose.

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Alley Cat Lounge to reopen above Five O'Clock Steakhouse

Published Oct. 30, 2013

The Alley Cat Lounge, located on the second floor of the Five O'Clock Steakhouse, formerly named Coerper's Five O'Clock Club, opened in the late '40s as a VIP lounge. Back then, customers could enter the lounge through the restaurant or by a private alley entrance complete with an unmarked door and a buzzer. This Friday, after months of renovations, the Alley Cat Lounge will reopen - sans the private entrance and the buzzer.

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"Paleontology of a Woman" digs deep into fashion and sustainability

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Timothy Westbrook describes himself as a "sustainability driven fiber artist" who, after appearing on three episodes of "Project Runway" this summer, is back in Milwaukee and about to present a performance / fashion show called "Paleontology of a Woman."

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Archiving my Alterra T-shirts

Published July 28, 2013

When I found out that Alterra was changing its name to Colectivo, I did two things: wrote a story fleshing out the details of the name change (coming Monday morning) and moved my Alterra T-shirts to my vintage Milwaukee T-shirt drawer.

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Cocoon Room spreads its creative wings

Published May 18, 2013

Recently, four Milwaukee creatives opened the Cocoon Room, 820 E. Locust St. The goal of the group is to provide artists and musicians a space to share and sell their work as well as provide educational outreach to the community.

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Dretzka's Department Store depresses, delights

Published May 16, 2013

Maybe to fully appreciate Dretzka's Department Store in Cudahy one should approach it more as a living museum of mid-century clothing and household items rather than a shopping destination. But then again, few escape a trip to Dretzka's without buying at least one quirky item.

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MODify moves to Tosa and goes online

Published Nov. 27, 2012

The resale and art shop, MODify, recently closed its doors at 222 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward and has moved the business online and to 7217-A W. North Ave., in Wauwatosa.

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Tip Top Atomic Shop turns 10

Published April 29, 2012

Bay View's Tip-Top Atomic Shop has sold vintage items and retro reproductions for just over a decade. Owner Jim Ducther says it hasn't always been easy, but approaching the business in new ways has made a difference.

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Luxx joins the Milwaukee Street retail mix

Published Jan. 19, 2012

Luxx Vintage, 338 N. Milwaukee St., will have a grand opening celebration on Friday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with Gallery Night.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bars: Movin' On Up to the East Side

Published Nov. 5, 2011

What if, instead of being a cute little fairy tale girl with no respect for property, Goldilocks had some sense and happened to be just a little bit of a lush? Well, that'd be me. I've decided to explore every bar, pub, lounge and dive Milwaukee has to offer - in sets of three, just to be cute.

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41-year-old Quality Optical focuses on the future

Published Sept. 17, 2011

Most people who love vintage eyeglass frames know of Downtown's Quality Optical. The family-run business continues to thrive despite an unexpected death and a dwindling supply of the popular "cat eye" glasses.

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Crawling around the East Side music scene

Published June 6, 2011

As Milwaukee gets ready to (Summer) Fest, you can get a jump on the Big Gig by checking out more than a dozen local bands in their natural year-'round habitat. The OnMilwaukee.com East Side Music Crawl features 15 local bands at 15 bars.

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Antiques on Second settles in new space, ready for expansion

Published May 25, 2011

By Wednesday, June 1, Antiques on Second, 1039 S. 2nd St., will open its new 7,000-square foot wing. The expansion will bring the total floor area of the antique mall to 37,000 square feet across three floors, and make room for over 200 antique dealers.