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Geenen relives the glory days of Schuster's and Gimbels

Published Nov. 25, 2012

As the holiday season dawned last year, author Michael Lisicky conjured the heyday of Milwaukee's Downtown shopping culture with "Gimbels Has It!." Now, the same publisher has issued Paul Geenan's "Schuster's & Gimbels: Milwaukee's Beloved Department Stores," which charts the course of Brew City's two legendary retailers and recounts their eventual merger.


"Gimbels Has It!" recalls old Milwaukee holiday cheer

Published Nov. 27, 2011

Michael J. Lisicky's new book, "Gimbels Has It!," now out in paperback from The History Press, is perfectly timed. It arrives as many Milwaukeeans are likely feeling a pang of nostalgia for what was once the gem of the city's shopping scene.


Mitchell Street's bridal train trimmed

Published Oct. 2, 2006

During the mid-1900s, Milwaukee's Historic Mitchell Street was a sea of lace, beads and white tulle. The street was dubbed "Bridal Row" because of its immense stock of bridal shops, but as time went on the number of shops began dwindling.

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