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A. Werner Silversmith maintains silver lining on Water Street

Published July 22, 2015

Bookended by AJ Bombers and Water Street Brewery, Water Street is famous for three Bs: bars, burgers and bros. The tightly packed combination of those things has made the area a popular nighttime hot spot. Yet amongst all of the bars and clubs is something unexpected: A. Werner Silversmith, a buried treasure - quite literally considering its glass cases and shelves containing shimmering, beautifully repaired silver pieces - hiding in plain sight.


Think Resale shines on Mitchell Street

Published June 18, 2015

Darin and Dimity Grabowski opened Think Resale Shop, 1017 W. Mitchell St., in 2011. Earlier this year, they bought the building next door and expanded their vintage / thrift shop. "I love Mitchell Street. The old meets the new here," Dimity says.


Second generation owner toots Brass Bell's horn

Published June 9, 2015

Alan Gaulke was a trumpet player, music teacher and conductor who enjoyed, on his own time, helping people find the perfect - and most affordable - instrument. In 1971, he combined his passions and opened the first Brass Bell Music Store in Hales Corners. Today, Gaulke's daughter, Tristann Rieck, owns the thriving music business that's now located in Glendale.


8 businesses we can't believe are still open

Published April 26, 2015

Who goes to a store just to buy pens? Or scuba flippers? Or lamp shades? These are questions we might ask ourselves while driving by some Milwaukee specialty shops.


B & K Bar Supplies sells everything except the booze

Published Feb. 22, 2015

The beauty of B & K - and the key to its longtime success despite the surge of online and big box stores - is the diversity of the stock. The shelves are filled with everything needed for a bar or restaurant - except for alcohol - including napkin dispensers, urinal cakes, menu holders, pickled foods, bar stools, hot sauce and more.

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