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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:16:02 CDT


#WeWant: caffeinated edition

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:01:00 CDT

This week's OnMilwaukee #WeWant is sure to keep you up on all that's new and ready for your home or commute in the wonderful world of coffee.

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Milwaukee-based Milo wants to make change happen with new savings app

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:17:00 CDT

The savings and financial app world has plenty of room to grow, and Milwaukee-based startup Milo wants to make change happen with its soon to be released app. I caught up with one of the co-founders recently to find out more about Milo.

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#WeWant: Souper Sunday

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:01:00 CDT

This edition of the OnMilwaukee #WeWant is chock full of souper ideas for your home or next potluck.

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The only good part of having your "Catan" games stolen? Unboxing the new ones

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDT

Two years ago, MIAD instructor Andy Bernier came back to his car to find his entire collection of "Settlers of Catan" - including a handmade game board - had been stolen. Now he's unboxing a newly acquired set. Watch it here!

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#WeWant: Sunday funday edition

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:01:00 CDT

This edition of #WeWant brings you some of our favorite items for a Sunday funday. Whether at home or out, we've got you covered.

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Materials salvaged by ReStore help fund Habitat's home construction work

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:02:00 CDT

There was a time when removing a building was a dramatic affair: buildings imploded with a boom or were pounded by a wrecking ball. These days, thankfully, there's a growing approach that seeks to keep as much waste out of landfills and reuse and recycle as much material as possible.

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Badger Liquor announced as first tenant for new Schlitz Park Warehouse Space

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:11:00 CDT

The developers of Schlitz Park today announced that Badger Liquor, Wisconsin's largest wine and spirits distributor, has signed a 10-year lease for 24,000 square feet of office space in Schlitz Park's RiverCenter building, 1555 River Center Dr.

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#WeWant: Green Bay Packers party

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:01:00 CDT

The Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football tonight. Having a few people over for it? Here are just a few of the things we'd want for our Packers party.

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48 hours with the new iPhone 7

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:49:00 CDT

Typically, my annual early reviews of the Apple's new flagship phone are called "24 hours with the new iPhone." That tight time frame wasn't possible this year, because the new iPhone 7 took more than a day and a half just to update all my apps, photos, videos and iCloud data. I only started to really see it work as promised by Saturday night.

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Marquette and UW make top 20 in country for school spirit

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:17:00 CDT

We are Marquette! U-rah-rah! Wisconsin! It's really no surprise that both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison rank in the top 20 for "colleges with the most school spirit."

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Clear Water Outdoor in the Third Ward is closing

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:18:00 CDT

Clear Water Outdoor, an adventure/ sports retailer located at 250 N. Water St. in the Third Ward, will close by mid October. The company's Lake Geneva and Delafield shops will remain open.

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First look: Royal Enfield Motors

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:05:00 CDT

Royal Enfield Motors is the world's oldest motorcycle company in continuous production and yet, most Milwaukeeans have never - or only recently - heard of it. The India-based company opened its North American headquarters in the Third Ward this weekend.

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#JHFitTour is coming to Milwaukee

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 21:16:00 CDT

This weekend and next week you'll have the chance to casually explore the custom fit clothing world of J. Hilburn as the brand brings its fashions to Milwaukee via the #JHFitTour at three local destinations.

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Swords and Dreams Reptile Rescue stocks 'Stallis with snakes, sharp items and more

Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:03:00 CDT

Tom McNeil combined his passions for swords, knives, exotic animals and Native American art when he opened Swords and Dreams in West Allis. The business, although currently for sale, is still in full swing, offering a mindbending melange of merchandise - some of which molts.

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The Shop opens a new chapter fixing old cycles in South Milwaukee

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:09:00 CDT

In 2004, Tim Schneider opened The Shop in Bay View's Hide House. Fast forward to 2016, and the motorcycle repair/customization shop - that only works on Japanese and European bikes - averages a 6-8 week waiting list, and their phone rings off the hook. It was time to move.

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Missing: Michael Cudahy's swans

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 13:03:00 CDT

Milwaukee visionary and philanthropist, Michael Cudahy, has lost his swans and needs help locating them.

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Your Verizon phone just got a lot faster

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:19:00 CDT

Today, Verizon data speeds got faster. Verizon just rolled out its LTE Advanced technology to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities, including Milwaukee.

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Chasing Paper rolls out new wallpaper concept, connects Milwaukee to New York

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:06:00 CDT

Wallpaper is remembered as a pain to hang - and even worse to remove - with patterns like bold geometric designs, raised velvet paisleys or orange and brown flowers. Elizabeth Rees, a Whitefish Bay native living in New York City, created removable wallpaper that is none of the above.

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Roots: Underground Outfitter moves to Downer Avenue

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:03:00 CDT

After three years in business, Roots: Underground Outfitter, an urban upscale clothing store for primarily men, will relocate from 5328 W. Vliet St. to 2622 N. Downer Ave. in the former Paperwork space.

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First look: The view from the 32nd floor of the new Northwestern Mutual Tower

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:02:00 CDT

We recently got a tour of the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, and in addition to taking in some absolutely breathtaking views from the 30th and 32nd floors, we learned a little bit about the environmentally friendly features of the building.

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Our 2016 Heart of Canal Street partner: Milwaukee Public Museum

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:13:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee is once again honored to support Potawatomi Hotel and Casino's Heart of Canal Street program. As a long-time partner and passionate community advocate we're also thrilled to announced that this year we'll help support our long-time partner, the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM).

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L.L.Bean to open its first Wisconsin store in Brookfield next spring

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:46:00 CDT

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its first Wisconsin store, scheduled to open the spring of 2017. The L.L.Bean store will be located at The Corners of Brookfield.

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People's Books reaches last chapter

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:55:00 CDT

After 42 years in business in three different locations, People's Books Cooperative, 804 E. Center St., will close on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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Luci Boutique to open Walker's Point location

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 19:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood continues to grow every day into a full-fledged community with an eclectic dining and bar scene, antique shops, salons and more. One piece that wasn't quite there yet is slowly trickling in and that is the retail market.

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Sendik's announces new Waukesha location

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:46:00 CDT

Sendik's Food Markets announced today that the locally-owned grocer will open a new location at 701 Meadowbrook Dr. in Waukesha. The new store marks the fifth recently announced new location for the grocery store chain.

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#WeWant: wrist technology edition

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 11:01:00 CDT

You've been thinking about adding a smart watch or technology to your wrist. Here are just a few to consider.

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Welcome, Northwestern Mutual

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:29:00 CDT

Agents and their families flock to Milwaukee every year this week, and each year I love the buzz that's created by adding 11,000 visitors to Downtown Milwaukee. As a community, we need to champion the corporations that choose Milwaukee as their home, so thanks NM!

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Near West Side Partners announces "Rev-Up MKE" finalists

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:24:00 CDT

Near West Side Partners, Inc. announced eight finalists selected for the Rev-Up MKE small business competition. The program's goal is to provide an opportunity to expand or start a business on the Near West Side and receive the support it needs to succeed.

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Outpost Natural Foods launches "Milk Money" program

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:17:00 CDT

Hunger is real in the Milwaukee area. A new program at Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative will allow customers to pay it forward with the purchase of vouchers for nutritious wholesome milk which will be distributed by Hunger Task Force to local families.

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Trio MKE offers smart living through tech and design

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:10:00 CDT

Milwaukee is chock-a-block with single young professionals wanting to take advantage of the city's bustling downtown area. It only makes sense to bring the concept of luxury living in efficient spaces to the popular Walker's Point neighborhood. Enter Trio MKE.

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#WeWant: Patio lovin' edition

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:01:00 CDT

Get your patio looking the best it can be with a few things #WeWant this week.

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Rusty Sprocket shop owners opening Sprocket Cafe

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:04:00 CDT

In 2013, brother and sister Dave and Juliet Popovic opened Rusty Sprocket Antiques, a corner antique shop located at 3391 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View. By the end of the summer, they will open the Sprocket Cafe in the space next door.

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Downtown's trails of bagels bewilder

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:14:00 CDT

Curious minds want to know who is behind a regular bakery bonanza in Downtown Milwaukee. Several residents in the neighborhood tell me that streets and bridges are consistently laced with multiple bakery items several times per week.

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We all scream for #UberIceCream this Friday

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:56:00 CDT

Downtown Milwaukee may not have a ton of ice cream options but you can order frozen treats on demand with #UberIceCream this Friday.

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Former Lowe's building at Midtown Center sold to Milwaukee firm

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:05:00 CDT

The former Lowe's building located north of Milwaukee's Midtown Center, 5800 W. Hope St., has been acquired by Phoenix Midtown, LLC. The 134,000-square foot structure has been vacant since the Lowe's store closed five years ago.

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A first look at the Kimpton Journeyman hotel in the Third Ward

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:26:00 CDT

The Kimpton Journeyman hotel officially opened its doors to the public today. We were there at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to give you some of the first views of the hotel, cafe, restaurant and rooftop bar, which, yes, is as amazing as you imagine.

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New Port Washington dive shop flips free scuba demos

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:46:00 CDT

Wisconsin is starting to sound more and more like an ocean state. Last week, OnMilwaukee reported on a surf shop opening in Shorewood and, earlier this year, Joe Frank opened Port Deco Divers, a full service scuba and charter store in Port Washington.

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Dragonfly on Brady closing in early 2017

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:50:00 CDT

After 16 years, Annette French plans to close the doors to Dragonfly, 1117 E. Brady St., in early 2017. Dragonfly, a funky hive of new and vintage goodies, was one of the East Side's go-to shops for gifts, clothing, jewelry and unique household items.

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Honeycomb Salon sweetens up Whitefish Bay

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:01:00 CDT

Whitefish Bay just got a little bit sweeter with the opening of Honeycomb Salon. The new organic lifestyle-friendly salon, owned by Cheane Sartler, features six stylists ready to make you the best you can be.

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City's first surf shop rolling into Shorewood

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:01:00 CDT

Jake and Alaina Bresette will open Milwaukee's first surf shop, Lake Effect Surf Shop, in mid-July at 1926 E. Capitol Dr. The couple, who are both surfers, chose the location, in part, because of its proximity to Atwater Beach.

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#WeWant: Father's Day edition

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:56:00 CDT

Don't know what to get the guy who's always been there for you? Don't worry, OnMilwaukee is here to help with suggestions for all of the men in your life.

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8 things to buy at the Westown Farmers Market

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:02:00 CDT

The Westown Farmers Market is perfect for a weekday work break, whether you want a quick lunch or a long stroll through the park to check out the soaps, snacks and entertainment available from 10 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday.

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Enderis Park Farmers Market launches June 19

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:36:00 CDT

Alderman Michael J. Murphy invites community members to the launch of the Enderis Park Farmers Market on Sunday, June 19 to browse fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and locally-crafted foods and beverages.

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6 ideas to improve the new Metro Market in Shorewood

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:17:00 CDT

We're a few months in, so here are six things I'd change about the Milwaukee area's newest Metro Market store, on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. The better you are, Metro Market, the more of our money you'll get!

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Old Milwaukee companies find new life thanks to Bygone Brand T-shirts

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 17:06:00 CDT

Even though Milwaukee brands like Boy Blue or Mrs. Howe's are no longer adorning our streets or our grocery store shelves, you might start seeing them around town a little more often. Or at least their classic logos, thanks to Bygone Brand's T-shirts.

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16 finds at the new Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:01:00 CDT

Here's a peek at 16 things you can find at the new Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, a specialty retailer focused on healthy and organic products and groceries, which opens Wednesday, June 8 at the North End.

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Four vacant spaces in Downtown that need to be filled now

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 06:11:00 CDT

There's growth everywhere in Downtown Milwaukee, but still opportunities and eyesores. For me, these four spaces have been vacant for too long. I see them all nearly everyday. Let's all chime in and help the owners or leasing agents find the right new tenant.

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Lincoln Warehouse opens its doors to creative energy

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 13:02:00 CDT

Lincoln Warehouse is home to brewers, distillers, hair salons, recording studios, online retailers, artists of all stripes and warehouse space. Get a peek at the creative energy at an open house on Thursday, June 2.

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#WeWant: 7 must-haves for a great Milwaukee tailgate

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:01:00 CDT

Summer in Milwaukee just wouldn't be summer without tailgating at Miller Park. Here are seven musts for the best tailgate ever.

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