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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:16:01 CDT


Downtown's Water Street gets refreshed this week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:18:00 CDT

Downtown Milwaukee continues to shine today as one of its main thoroughfares gets a new, fresh repaving.

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FaB Wisconsin accepting applications for second accelerator class

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:01:00 CDT

FaB (Food and Beverage) Wisconsin will be accepting applications for its FabCap Accelerator course through Aug. 16. Ten fast growing food-based companies will be selected for the year-long program, which is designed to improve their capacity for growth.

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Five former MPS properties listed for sale by DCD

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:02:00 CDT

On Monday, Milwaukee Department of City Development was able to list a quintet of former Milwaukee Public Schools properties for sale as there had been no takers for them during the two-year period when only school operators could make offers on them.

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Brennan's Market to close after 75 years

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:03:00 CDT

Competition in the food retail market has increased dramatically in recent years. And we're beginning to see the fallout. A statement released this week by Madison-based Brennan's Market indicates that the grocery will be closing all of its stores.

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The Milwaukee video everyone is talking about

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:08:00 CDT

It debuted on Friday, July 7 only on Instagram, but now this buzzed about Milwaukee video is being rolled out on multiple platforms including right here on OnMilwaukee. Designed and produced by Social Candy, it's meant to be shared and as a showcase for our fine city.

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Sendik's plans small grocery store on Marquette University campus

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:04:00 CDT

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell today announced that a new Sendik's store will open in the heart of the Marquette campus on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells Streets.

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My 5 a.m. dive into Orangetheory

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:06:00 CDT

5 a.m. is early, and to get to the new Orangetheory class I'm taking it means getting out of bed by 4:30 a.m. But, I wanted to shake my fitness routine up and challenge myself to bust out of what I was used to. Here's how it's going.

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Made in Milwaukee: Foamation

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Anyone who has watched a Green Bay Packers game, in person or on television, has surely seen a Cheesehead hat. And while the yellow foam wedge has become synonymous with football, Foamation started with a different sport. Learn about the origin story and development of this unique Milwaukee company.

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Maid Brigade owner values employees; shares cleaning horror stories

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:03:00 CDT

For 17 years, Mary Ellen Hoffmann has owned and operated a Maid Brigade cleaning service franchise in Milwaukee.

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Kesslers Diamonds names Joe Gehrke as new president

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:26:00 CDT

Kesslers Diamond Center, Inc., today announced that Joe Gehrke will join the company as president. Richard Kessler, founder and current president, will transition to the role of chief executive officer.

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South Side barbershop owner creates one-stop shop for hip-hop community

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:06:00 CDT

Felipe "Flip" Martinez has been creating an environment where everyone feels like family since he opened his South Side barbershop in 2006. Now he's added Motive8, a new local clothing and fashion store, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Made in Milwaukee: Quality Tank Solutions

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:04:00 CDT

When it comes to brew kettles, fermentation tanks, lauter tuns, wort receivers and whirlpool tanks, there are few better suppliers than Quality Tank Solutions. Just ask area brewers, many of whom have relied on the company's expertise to get their breweries up and running.

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Which do #WeWant: Galaxy S8 or Pixel?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 13:06:00 CDT

Two top-of-the-line Android phones - which is right for you?

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Made in Milwaukee: Ma Baensch herring

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Kim Wall, owner of Ma Baensch Foods, 1025 E. Locust St., bought a pickled herring business in July 1999 directly from the Baensch family. Since then, the product has attracted many new consumers. "It's not just eaten at your grandma's on New Year's Eve anymore," says Wall.

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ALDI dedicates $37 million to remodeling 23 Milwaukee-area stores

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 14:02:00 CDT

ALDI announced its stores in the Milwaukee market have begun undergoing renovations as part of the company's nationwide plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020.

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Resilience and community at the heart of Facebook COO's Monday night message

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:07:00 CDT

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg brought her inspirational "Option B" book tour to Milwaukee's Riverside Theater Monday night, and it proved to be a hour of powerful lessons.

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Hot Pop to cool it: Third Ward art gallery will close at end of summer

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 19:07:00 CDT

Hot Pop, an art gallery and gift / household items shop in the Third Ward, will close at the end of the summer.

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Made in Milwaukee: Barbicide and Lucky Tiger

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 15:04:00 CDT

In an industry where positioning a brand as retro vintage is suddenly new and trendy, Milwaukee's Lucky Tiger doesn't even need to even try. Trademarked in Kansas City in 1935, the iconic men's brand actually stretches back to a barber shop from the 1920s, when it was a very large line of tonics and hair products.

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Warby Parker eyes Milwaukee's Third Ward

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 17:05:00 CDT

Warby Parker is opening a retail location in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward neighborhood. According to several sources, the popular eyeglasses company will assume the former Kit and Ace retail space, 315 N. Broadway.

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Made in Milwaukee: Rishi Tea

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:02:00 CDT

A significant portion of the organic tea consumed in the U.S. has a direct connection to Milwaukee. And it was one man's passion, paired with his natural curiosity for food, herbs and the botanical arts, which formed the foundation for one of Milwaukee's more unusual success stories: Rishi Tea,

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Third Ward's first pop-up bra shop supports breast health, sexiness

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:04:00 CDT

After launching The Vibrant Body Company and selling bras successfully online, Michael Drescher opened the city's first "temporary bra pop-up shop" last week in the Third Ward, 315 N. Broadway St. The pop-up shop will operate through June 20.

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Made in Milwaukee: Koss Headphones

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:56:00 CDT

Michael J. Koss Jr. can't play a single instrument. And yet his family name and company - Koss Headphones - is one of the most essential brands in music, as inventors of the stereo headphones and one of the industry's greatest contributors to actually getting audio into ears.

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8 ways to wear "millennial pink" this summer

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Pantone may have proclaimed that greenery is the color of 2017, but consumers have spoken and they've demanded a very particular shade of pink. In honor of rosewater macaroons and cotton candy, here are eight ways to wear "millennial pink" this year.

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Pet painter captures personalities of animals, owners

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Ava Herrider is an animal lover, but it took her a few career changes to settle upon pet portraiture as her full-time job. Last year, she decided to do what moves her: "paint things people love," as she says. In other words, their pets.

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Watch: We get our buds kicked by some locally made hot sauces

Fri, 5 May 2017 18:56:00 CDT

Some people celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and other tasty Mexican traditions. OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder and Matt Mueller, on the other hand, decided to celebrate by scalding their taste buds by testing some locally made hot sauces.

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Made in Milwaukee: Lamplight TIKI

Fri, 5 May 2017 08:03:00 CDT

TIKI torches, the outdoor oil lamps synonymous with beach parties and backyard barbecues, aren't made in Maui or Malibu. Nope, the company is based in Menomonee Falls, a city slightly less frequently associated with Polynesian party ware.

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Get free grocery delivery for a year with new Instacart service

Wed, 3 May 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Interested in having your weekly groceries delivered to your home, free of charge, for a full year? There's a new service that will be offering just that. Instacart, a new grocery delivery service, launches in Milwaukee beginning Thursday, May 4.

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New home goods shop, Orange and Blue Co., to open June 17

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:10:00 CDT

Orange and Blue Co. will launch its brick and mortar location during a grand opening on June 17. The 500-square foot shop in Brewers Hill will carry a curated mix of vintage and modern home goods and accessories, including furniture, accents and jewelry.

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Made in Milwaukee: Mofoco Enterprises

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

VW built 21 million Beetles up until 2003. Thousands of those iconic Bugs are still on the road, and one Milwaukee company exists solely to build and rebuild their air-cooled engines. Mofoco, started by Randy Henning, is now owned by his son, Roy, and quietly services VW customers around the world.

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Cognizant collisions create community in growing Downtown

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:02:00 CDT

Development is everywhere in Downtown Milwaukee, and everywhere developers want to create gravity. Right? This means creating destinations that attract people and create new energetic places. If you create a new center of gravity, you get more business and attention.

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Sendik's to open April 23 at Corners of Brookfield

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:40:00 CDT

Sendik's Food Markets will open its newest store at the Corners of Brookfield on Sunday, April 23. In celebration of the opening, Sendik's will welcome shoppers with sales at all 16 of its locations as well as four weeks of unique events taking place at the Brookfield store.

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Mequon native creates insole that reduces foot pain from high heels

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:00 CDT

Abby Walker loved wearing high heels, but did not dig the foot pain that went with it. So, she invented an insole that she says allows women to wear high heels four times longer than usual. Her company is called Vivian Lou Insolia.

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Learning what's legal about drones

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:26:00 CDT

Despite some less-than-grand attempts by the FAA to educate the public, drones still remain an issue that most people do not understand, both in their functions and in the laws surrounding them. So let's dig into some of the basics.

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Made in Milwaukee: Carmex lip balm

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:01:00 CDT

In 1937, Alfred Woelbing began making Carmex by hand, pouring the lip balm into the familiar yellow-capped jars in his Milwaukee kitchen. Today the company is based in Franklin and owned by Woelbing's grandson who says, despite rumors, the product is not addictive.

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100 Milwaukee gifts to buy on 414 Milwaukee Day

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:01:00 CDT

Searching for the perfect Milwaukee gift for a dear friend or loved one for 4/14 Milwaukee Day? Buy local -- and buy often -- from this guide of 100 Milwaukee gifts.

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You might want to think twice about selling those home-baked cookies

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:05:00 CDT

In Wisconsin, you can't bake cookies or cakes or brownies at home and legally sell them at a farmer's market or your kids' lemonade stand. But three women are fighting the law with the help of the powerful Institute for Justice.

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Urban spelunking: Riverwest's La Lune Collection

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Industrial buildings with a touch of architectural grace are the perfect shared home, I think, for the Florentine Opera Company and La Lune Collection, a small business carrying on Milwaukee's manufacturing and immigrant traditions.

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Wisconsin Vision CEO talks glasses, new stores, screen time and more

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 07:10:00 CDT

As his company prepares to open two new locations, Darren Horndasch, Wisconsin Vision CEO, talks glasses, screen time, daily wear contacts and more.

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Get lifted lashes at CORA Beauty + Spa

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:01:00 CDT

When I got the opportunity to try a Lash Lift from CORA Beauty + Spa, I literally jumped at the chance. When I learned I could get my lashes lifted - and tinted - without getting extensions put on I was quite intrigued.

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Brighten your day with colored contact lenses

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:01:00 CDT

Spring is upon us, Milwaukee. Why not brighten your day - and eyes! - with colored contact lenses? Watch as our Carolynn Buser shows off some options from Alcon Air Optix at Wisconsin Vision.

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

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:01:00 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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Celebrate Brewers Opening Day without the jersey

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Brewers Opening Day, an unofficial holiday beloved by Milwaukeeans, is just around the corner. Whether you're attending the game or watching from your favorite sports bar, here are some great ways to dress for the occasion without wearing a jersey.

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5 vintage-inspired trends that are back for 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Whether you're seeking elegance or something more jocose, you're sure to find a vintage-inspired trend that piques your attention.

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Amazon brings one-hour delivery to Milwaukee

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:28:00 CDT

Today, Amazon is announcing that it's expanding its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Milwaukee. No word yet on whether or not it will use drones or teleportation or cuddly Yetis to get you the goods so quickly, for $7.99.

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Urban spelunking: New Plum Media headquarters in the Menomonee Valley

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:02:00 CDT

A couple weeks ago, Plum Media turned the dirt to ceremoniously launch $1.85 million in renovation work to turn a former Milwaukee Casket Company shipping and receiving building into its new headquarters. Today, we step inside to take a look around.

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#WeWant: home bar edition

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Sure, you could head out to happy hour or Sunday funday - but why not imbibe in the comfort of your own home? For this edition of the OnMilwaukee #WeWant we bring you some of our favorite wants to add to your own home bar.

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Entrepreneur works to develop children's fashion industry in Milwaukee

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Chloe Allison, a Milwaukee native who attended Alexander Hamilton High School, founded Alli C., a children's wear and accessories business offering beanies, blankets and other accessories for infants, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Does the State Theater/Palms building have a future after last month's fire?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:02:00 CDT

When the former State Theater, 2616 W. State St., burned on Feb. 9, a cry went up on social media as folks who remembered the place as a rock and roll club lamented what looked like the final nail in the coffin of a once vibrant West Side landmark.

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Six playful spring outfits inspired by St. Patrick's Day

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:17:00 CDT

Spring is finally here (until the next snowstorm hits Milwaukee) and we have just the right outfit ideas to help you make an impression this season.

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Customer service still makes the difference at Mequon Ace

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:57:00 CDT

In a market with plenty of big box stores, how does owning a neighborhood Ace Hardware store in this era make sense? Easy, says owners Bob and Kristin Nell. It's about customer service.

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