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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 of these shops.

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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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Smoke / gift shop Blue hits five-year anniversary

Published Jan. 14, 2015

It's been five years since Blue on Greenfield opened in West Allis. The smoke-and-gift shop, located at 7223 W. Greenfield Ave., underwent a couple of big changes since firing up sales in late 2009.

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Skibba pounds out 50 years of typewriter repair

Published Jan. 11, 2015

In 1964, Edward Skibba started Ace Machines, a typewriter / business machine shop that sells and repairs typewriters, copiers, printers and more. After 50 years in business, Ace continues to thrive in a hyper-technological world.

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Tortilla shop among many businesses benefiting from South Side BID

Published Jan. 9, 2015

A few years ago the Chairez brothers and other small business owners from the neighborhood began exploring the idea of establishing a business improvement district (BID). According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, there is a growing dining culture that matches the diverse community, including Mexican restaurants JC King Tortas and Taqueria Arandas, and Bombay Sweets, an Indian eatery.

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