We found the tiny door in Humboldt Park!
There's a tiny door at the the base of a tree in Humboldt Park. It's both adorable and a grassroots marketing campaign by Keebler. We went in search of it today.
Hot Pop is moving
After five years in its current Third Ward location, Hot Pop, 213 N. Broadway, will move to 201 N. Water St. in October.
Commodity glut takes toll on mining industry
The mining bill was the first and top priority of the Wisconsin Legislature in 2013, but it may take years before any mining-related jobs are created in the state.
Schlitz Park announces two new tennants
Schlitz Park announced two new tenants today for its riverfront office complex.
Luci Boutique celebrates grand opening of Mequon store
Luci Boutique announces the grand opening a new concept store.
Paper Source opening Sept. 20
Paper Source is the latest addition to the Bayshore Town Center family, with an opening date of Sept. 20.
Bloomberg names Marquette a top 10 destination for tech CEOs
The collective technology and startup scene in greater Milwaukee got a nice boost today when Marquette University was named No. 6 on Bloomberg's list of colleges for tech CEOs.
Lela Boutique turns 10
The Third Ward's Lela Boutique will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a fashion show and party on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Milwaukee makes Pando, the site-of-record for the startup root-system
Today, Carmel Deamicis tips Pando Daily's hat to Milwaukee and Midwest in a column titled, "Recruiting young talent away from the Silicon Valley limelight and into ... Milwaukee?" Yes, Milwaukee.
Gokey's memoir coming in October
Milwaukee country singer and "American Idol" alum Danny Gokey shares his story of grief and healing in his new book, "Hope in Front of Me."
Six more ideas to help move Milwaukee forward
My mind, probably like yours, never stops. So, ideas keep me up at night. But, I've found that when they are shared they can take on a new life. So, here you go. Enjoy these six more ideas for a better, and hopefully more innovative Milwaukee.
Baird analyst remains bullish
The U.S. stock market has sputtered this week as analysts speculate that the Federal Reserve Board may be on the verge of tapering its bond-buying program and might even be pondering a slight increase in the core interest rate.
Being a bossier boss
We all visit our office neighbor, Steve Palec, a lot. He has a lot of stories to share, plus he keeps Twinkies in the "coffee shop" he built in the corner of space. He's even constructed a nap room that we can borrow when needed. Well, Steve didn't build it. He had his employees paint it and furnish it. Steve asks his employees do a lot of weird stuff, actually, and they happily comply. And maybe it's time I took a lesson.
Weather flame forecast: there's an app for that
The "Milwaukee Gas Light" app brings the weather forecast to life via the flame at the historic Wisconsin Gas Light Building, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave., in Downtown Milwaukee.
Another great Milwaukee T-shirt
Joshua Arter recently designed a T-shirt that reads "Hoan Sweet Hoan." Someone should buy this guy a beer and a brat for his Brew City cleverness and creativity.
Menomonee Falls makes new best places to live list
Milwaukee suburb, Menomonee Falls, ranks 28 on Money magazine's list of the best places to live in the United States.
Art vs. Craft to end
Art vs. Craft's last event will take place on Nov. 30, according to founder and organizer, Faythe Levine. It's the end of an era.
Wisco pride, tattoo style
A recent trip to Walker's Point Tattoo taught me a valuable lesson about myself: I'm not very good at getting tattoos. Although not my first, I'm sure the other patrons in the shop thought it was, given my wincing, cringing and twitching.
Iron Horse Hotel opens Mercantile retail store
The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., opened its first retail store today. The shop will carry Iron Horse Hotel branded and non-branded gift and fashion items.
Does Milwaukee need a new flag?
A new movement, MKE Flag, is flying online and seeks your input, support and even offers its new take on what our flag should look like.
What's in a name?
How do you feel when a Milwaukee business changes its name? For me, in short, it depends. There are times when it makes sense. Take Alterra, for example. It wasn't about selling out to "the man." It was the opposite; by taking back ownership from Mars, the coffee company had to change its name since it no longer owned "Alterra."
Colectivo Coffee: A new name for Milwaukee's Alterra Coffee
How will Milwaukee react to the Alterra to Colectivo name change? I say we'll sip it in. Great coffee is great coffee, and honestly I think the new name is a bit cooler.
Archiving my Alterra T-shirts
When I found out that Alterra was changing its name to Colectivo, I did two things: wrote a story fleshing out the details of the name change (coming Monday morning) and moved my Alterra T-shirts to my vintage Milwaukee T-shirt drawer.
The soccer dad stealth convertible: cruising in the Volvo C70
Fields Waukesha sent me one final car to review this summer, and while my heart raced with their Jaguars, they almost got me to pull out my wallet for the 2013 Volvo C70 convertible. I came this close, actually, to pulling the trigger on buying this car, I liked it so much. A hardtop convertible with room, power and style, it's very close to the perfect family car for the dad who still wants to drive a secret weapon.
Welcome home, agents
Northwestern Mutual holds its 133rd annual meeting of the Association of Network Representatives in Milwaukee on July 20-24. The event draws 11,000 people from across the country, comprising members of Northwestern Mutual and their families. It's great for the city.