Commonplace, the latest local pop-up shop, has emerged in the Third Ward at 143 N. Broadway.
Commonplace is open Thursdays-Sundays during June. The shop features a cool inventory of premium accessories and lifestyle goods including leather wallets, backpacks, duffles, stationary and other small goods.
Founder Zach Peterson tells me that, "this month-long event serves both to help us grow our brand locally, and as a test for a more permanent brick and mortar location in the future."
"Additionally, says Peterson, we are using part of the space as a feature spot for local designers and artists to join us in the space on a weekly rotation."
The space, along Commission Row, was designed by local designer Ryan Tretow, who built out the refined and minimal look that highlights the items nicely.
Commonplace opened online last June and most of the items its sells are made in the USA.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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