Milwaukee Brewing Company is going solar
Milwaukee Brewing Company announced today that it plans to install a solar hot water system at its brewing facility. The solar project will reduce the brewery's energy costs and showcase the company's commitment to sustainable brewing practices.
Lexus has it wrong
I've noticed the new Lexus spots. They're well done, creative and stand out in the current clutter of Christmas and holiday hoopla. But, Lexus has it wrong.
Nordstrom opening at Mayfair
Today, Nordstrom announced plans to open its first full-line store in Wisconsin at Mayfair, the largest mixed-use shopping center in the state. The store is scheduled to open in fall 2015.
How I visited Grand Avenue and got a nice surprise
Certainly, it doesn't appear to be doing 1985-era business again yet, but, I had the definite feeling today at the mall - for the first time in a long time - that it's too soon to write an obituary for The Shops of Grand Avenue.
MODify moves to Tosa and goes online
The resale and art shop, MODify, recently closed its doors at 222 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward and has moved the business online and to 7217-A W. North Ave., in Wauwatosa.
Fred Boutique expands to Door County
Ronald Krinn and Kotti Anderson, co-owners of Fred Boutique on 522 N. Water St., announced today that the business will open a location in Fish Creek.
Jake's Deli heading Downtown
The Shops of Grand Avenue is welcoming three new local businesses to the western half of the mall just in time for the fast approaching holiday season. One is the ever-popular Jake's Deli.
Dress like the Obama girls
Tuesday's presidential election may have split the country down the middle, but thankfully there's one thing upon which both red and blue states can agree: the Obama girls have got some serious style. Here's how Milwaukee fashionistas can replicate their look.
New art pops up on the East Side
Pop-up art boutique Now U See Us has set up shop at 2456 N. Murray Ave., just in time for the holiday season.
How we can save struggling Milwaukee businesses
Last week, I heard of an iconic Milwaukee business that might close. It's not too late for us to really make an effort to save the unique Brew City spaces.
Westown Farmers Market moves indoors and in-store
The Westown Indoor Market will celebrate its fifth season with a new location as it sets up at the Shops of Grand Avenue Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Downtown needs a real Walgreen's
A major complaint of people living and working Downtown and the Historic Third Ward is the lack of a large, modern convenience store like Walgreen's or CVS. So, I'm calling for one now.
Developers push for Park East priority
Milwaukee's commercial real estate developers are becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress in the redevelopment of the Park East Corridor, which stands largely vacant on the north end of the city's downtown. That frustration is evident in the responses of a new BizTimes survey of members of the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin.
Milwaukee makes new "10 Incredible And Underrated Cities To Live In" list
Milwaukee makes a new Buzzfeed list of "10 Incredible And Underrated Cities To Live In." Brew City came in fourth behind only Portland, Charleston and Providence.
12 simple ways to help move Milwaukee forward
It's the small stuff that we all do that can truly help transform a community. Allow me, please, to offer 12 simple ideas on how to make positive change in Milwaukee.
Hudson Business Lounge to open soon
Hudson - a Third Ward-based business lounge, coffee and wine bar - will finally have a soft opening the week of Oct. 15.
Practical solutions to bridge the skills gap
Educational leaders and enlightened business executives will share practical solutions for employers to bridge Wisconsin's skills gap at the fourth annual BizTimes Get Smarter Conference.
RunUp and the Roaring '20s
Listen up, fashionistas. Start practicing your Charleston and buy some pearls to wear down your back, because this year's RunUp is Gatsby-approved. The '20s have never been hotter than they are in 2012.
Downtown Milwaukee's new numbers
How does our Downtown add up? What are its new numbers? Milwaukee Downtown, the Business Improvement District that covers Downtown proper, has released new key economic indicators.
Two words: free brats!
Cresa, Wisconsin's largest real estate advisory firm, has a new office at CityCenter, 735 N. Water St. To celebrate their new digs - as well as to meet neighbors, workers and Downtown passersby - Cresa is giving away 1,000 free grilled bratwursts on Thursday.
Grand Avenue Mall gets three more stores
The Shops of Grand Avenue has added three new local pop-up stores to its business lineup.
72 hours with the new iPhone 5
I've had three days now to play with the new iPhone 5. And, having owned every one of them but the first, I view this latest model as an evolutionary but not revolutionary upgrade. Here are a few of my impressions.
Are Milwaukee men ready for shapewear?
Most women know what it feels like to squeeze into shapewear. Now it's the men's turn to suck it up - or, rather, in.
Downtown Books opens new location
Downtown Books, 624 N. Broadway, opened a second location at 1134 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point. Owner Keith Pajot opened his first shop in 1991 at 142 W. Wisconsin Ave. in the space that is now Mo's Irish Pub.
Fall fashion "shoe"-ins
I am going to have a major shoe problem this fall. Not that I don't already have one. But, this season's offerings are so my speed, I'm going to have to use restraint not to go all Imelda Marcos in the footwear department.