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Scruggs & Sons still shining after five decades serving the community

Published June 3, 2016

Below the voices of men rattling on about politics, business and life was a hypnotic rhythm of polishing brushes rapidly crossing over each side of their shoes. For the last 50 years, this is what has gone down daily at Scruggs & Sons Shoe Repair, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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A. Werner Silversmith maintains silver lining on Water Street

Published July 22, 2015

Bookended by AJ Bombers and Water Street Brewery, Water Street is famous for three Bs: bars, burgers and bros. The tightly packed combination of those things has made the area a popular nighttime hot spot. Yet amongst all of the bars and clubs is something unexpected: A. Werner Silversmith, a buried treasure - quite literally considering its glass cases and shelves containing shimmering, beautifully repaired silver pieces - hiding in plain sight.

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Think Resale shines on Mitchell Street

Published June 18, 2015

Darin and Dimity Grabowski opened Think Resale Shop, 1017 W. Mitchell St., in 2011. Earlier this year, they bought the building next door and expanded their vintage / thrift shop. "I love Mitchell Street. The old meets the new here," Dimity says.

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Second generation owner toots Brass Bell's horn

Published June 9, 2015

Alan Gaulke was a trumpet player, music teacher and conductor who enjoyed, on his own time, helping people find the perfect - and most affordable - instrument. In 1971, he combined his passions and opened the first Brass Bell Music Store in Hales Corners. Today, Gaulke's daughter, Tristann Rieck, owns the thriving music business that's now located in Glendale.

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