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Former Renaissance Bookstore faces uncertain future

In its heyday, downtown Milwaukee's Renaissance Bookstore was lined with bookshelf after bookshelf, filled floor to ceiling with new and used books. And today, several years after closing, it still is. But many of the remaining books that haven't already been donated or trashed have seen some water damage, thanks to a leaky roof.  A lucky few, however, sit on their original shelves, seemingly untouched. The four-story building, sadly, wasn't so lucky. Besides the... Former Renaissance Bookstore faces uncertain future appeared first on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

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From Syria to UW-Milwaukee: A Student

From Syria to UW-Milwaukee: A Student's Story

Five years ago, when Mahmoud Al Chamaa was just 15 and in high school, he traveled one last time from Damascus, Syria to Brookfield, Wisconsin. It was one of many summers he visited his uncle in the United States, but with growing instability in Syria, his family pressed him to stay. "It was very hard [...] The post From Syria to UW-Milwaukee: A Student's Story appeared first on Media Milwaukee.

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Bungalow firehouses
Charles Malig designed many MFD quarters - including some you surely recognize - but that his signature contribution to the genre makes a quieter statement is not an accident. Meet Milwaukee's five bungalow firehouses, all of which survive, nestled into their neighborhoods.