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126. 5 Hearts Boutique closing soon
After five years in business, 5 Hearts Boutique, 153 N. Milwaukee St., is closing. Mother-and-daughter team Kelly and Mary Jo Mansell opened the women's clothing and gift boutique in 2010.
127. 9 cool Milwaukee business signs
Signs are important. They often lure us, or don't lure us, into businesses. Here are some great Milwaukee signs and chime in with your favorites.
128. #wewant remix: Three kitchen gadgets you have to try
Smoking food indoors, easier fermentation, and a better espresso. I brought three of my new favorite kitchen items to WISN with Thema Ponton; check them out!
129. 7 things you should have bought at Maker Market
Milwaukee's Maker Market kicked off their first one of the season this weekend. Here are 7 great things you could have bought -- and still should.
130. Carhartt coming to The Mayfair Collection
The Mayfair Collection leased a space immediately north of Old Navy to Carhartt, Inc. It is scheduled to open this summer.
131. New report details Downtown growth
In a new report released Wednesday, City Observatory found that Downtown employment centers of the nation's largest metropolitan areas are recording faster job growth than areas located further from the city center.
132. Shorewood Pick 'N Save closing in May as construction on new Metro Market begins
The first phase of construction officially begins today on an 85,000-square foot, two-level flagship Roundy's Metro Market in the Village of Shorewood. Completion is estimated for January 2016.
133. The Onion toasts the "Milwaukee Historical Museum" in today's edition
The Onion's Milwaukee print product is long gone, but Milwaukee lives on in the parody publication as the "Milwaukee Historical Museum" finds its way into the faux headlines today.
134. Harley Project LiveWire Experience tour expands overseas
Riders around the world will have the chance to add their voices to help shape the future of Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle, as the company's Project LiveWire Experience tour expands globally in 2015.
135. #wewant remix: Fitness apps
Chances are your New Year's resolution involved diet and exercise. These two free apps can help you reach your goals!
136. Greater Milwaukee Auto Show parks Downtown this weekend
The Greater Milwaukee Auto Show drives into the Wisconsin Center from Saturday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, March 1.
137. Milwaukee Public Market welcomes new fine goods and floral shop
Today, the Milwaukee Public Market announced the addition of a new vendor arriving next month: FORM Fine Goods & Floral. The new shop - created by local artist, craft-maker and floral designer Elizabeth Miller - will move into the Locker's space next to Thief Wine, across from Kehr's Candies.
138. Antiques On Second plans to move
According to a vendor, Antiques on Second, 1039 S. 2nd St., will move later this year to a new, yet-to-be-disclosed location because the building was sold.
139. Dr. Bronner's son / soap company VP passes away
Ralph Bronner, the son of eccentric soap giant "Dr." Emanuel H. Bronner, died after suffering a heart attack. He was 78. Bronner, who served as the multi-million dollar soap company's vice president and spokesman, lived in Menomonee Falls.
140. 5 national chains that could work at Grand Avenue mall
The Shops of Grand Avenue mall is negotiating a lease with a national retailer to move into the 30,000-square foot space that was formerly home to Linens 'N Things.
141. Wangard's Brady and Water project moves forward
The old Habhegger Wheel and Axle building at 1701 N. Water St., near Brady, is completely down now and Wangard's project to bring residences and retail to the space is underway.
142. #ShopLocal: Hearts, rings and more from a storied Downtown jeweler
Recently, Kloiber Jewelers joined the ShopLocal marketplace, and since it's Valentine's Day week I thought you might be interested a few of this 90-year-old Milwaukee retailer's wares.
143. #wewant: A multi-talented webcam
Everyone seems to have a different use for this feature-loaded camera. What's yours?
144. "Epic" bus ads would make almost anyone jump aboard
Danish bus company Midttrafik hired M2Film to make its set of "Epic" ad spots.
145. Mayfair Mall bags Vera Bradley store
Handbag, travel and accessory designer Vera Bradley will open a shop at Mayfair, the mall announced today.
146. Still "pushing the envelope" after all these years
Ten years ago, as someone recently reminded me, I wrote a piece for The Business Journal titled, "Milwaukee business must 'push the envelope'." It was our way, via YPM (Young Professionals of Milwaukee, now Fuel Milwaukee) and, to help champion change, innovation, creativity and causes. It's still relevant today.
147. Governor Walker's 2015 budget address
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his 2015 budget address tonight. Here is a copy as prepared for delivery.
148. Verizon awards Sojourner Family Center $20,000 grant
Milwaukee's Sojourner Family Center was awarded a $20,000 grant from Verizon through as part of a financial pledge made through "Because Voices Have Power," a social media campaign that encouraged people to share messages of hope to domestic violence victims and survivors.
149. First Meijer locations in the state announce store openings
This afternoon, Meijer announced that it's in the home stretch of preparing its first Wisconsin locations for its grand openings. The Michigan-based retailer has confirmed that its two new supercenters in Grafton and Kenosha will open this June, with the following two locations in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa to open shortly after in August.
150. Fyndig closes Shorewood location while assessing next move
Fyndig, the "responsible fashion" boutique for men and women will close its Shorewood location at the end of January.