The evolution of the mall, like much of America's history, has been fast and furious, and whether or not it's still relevant - in light of online shopping, box stores and technology, especially social media - is a fair question.
This Friday, the insanity of shopping, wrapping and giving begins with early and extended hours at all area malls. You can beat the rush by heading out early or pick up a last minute gift late into the evening as malls open early and close late to accommodate your holiday needs.
Milwaukee fashion pioneer Ma Jolie / Footgear quietly closed its doors at 2583 N. Downer Ave. at the end of June. The retailer that sold both men's and women's fashions, jeans and footwear had been at its East Side Milwaukee for 39 years.
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced this afternoon that it plans to open its second Wisconsin location at Bayshore Town Center. The California-based pizza joint will land across from Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Colectivo Coffee this fall in the sprawling town center.
While everyone else in Milwaukee was sharing in the potentially World's Largest French-Toast Toast and Storming the Bastille, I was preparing myself for my last foray with Harry Potter.
Okay - that's a lie. It would be my last new foray, but perhaps not my last entirely. I will inevit...