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What began as a small village on the west side of Milwaukee county has since exploded into a growing suburb with charming parks, hip businesses and a good school system.

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The Map Store is folding after 80 years in Milwaukee

Feb. 10, 2017 10:01 a.m.

There was a time that I, and folks like me who love and are fascinated by maps, needed no directions to Milwaukee Map Service, aka The Map Store, currently located at 3720 N. 124th St. But times are changing and this mother of all map stores is folding.


Urban spelunking: Hoyt Park's Great Hall

Jan. 19, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Looking for an unusual place to watch the Packers take on the Falcons this Sunday in the NFC title game? Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa has the perfect spot. Located between The Landing Beer Garden and the Hoyt Park Pool is a Grand Hall that was built in the '30s by the WPA.


Gilles Frozen Custard, born in 1938, gets a makeover

Jan. 18, 2017 1:03 p.m.

When Gilles announced renovations last spring to Milwaukee's oldest surviving custard stand at 7515 W. Bluemound Rd. - and still one of the city's beloved favorites - you didn't have to worry about losing access to Gilliecookies or Those Things.


4 new features you'll find at the refreshed Cafe Hollander in Tosa

Jan. 17, 2017 3:01 p.m.

In addition to refinished hardwood floors, additional reclaimed wood accents and new paint throughout the restaurant, there are numerous new features which diners can enjoy during their next visit ... or during the upcoming Tour de Tosa progressive dinner on Jan. 26.


Gypsy Taco pops up at Lucky Joe's

Jan. 7, 2017 8:04 p.m.

On New Year's Day, OnMilwaukee broke the story that Gypsy Taco, a food truck located year-round on the patio of Boone & Crockett, started on fire. The truck is repairable, but in the mean time, the chef-owner, Mitch Ciohon, will "pop up" at Lucky Joe's Alchemy & Eatery.


Tosa Hollander will close for updates

Dec. 27, 2016 10:31 a.m.

Lowlands Restaurant Group announced today that the Cafe Hollander, at 7677 W. State St. in Tosa Village, will close from Jan. 2 to 13 for a quick refresh.


Urban spelunking: Uncovering a WWII "Easter egg"

Dec. 8, 2016 9:09 a.m.

Let me just say up front that I love tips from readers and friends. Tips like this one I got last week: "Knowing you, you already know about this. In case you don't: There is a helicopter in the floor of the old A.O. Smith plant." Here's the story.


Wauwatiki reopens after three-month closure

Dec. 7, 2016 7:48 p.m.

After a three-month hiatus, Wauwatiki, the Wauwatosa-based tiki bar, has reopened to the public. There are new bar and food menus, new decor and the promise of a brand new patio beginning this spring.


Second location for The Ruckus planned for Wauwatosa

Dec. 1, 2016 11:17 a.m.

What's better than one Ruckus? Apparently two.The owners of Colectivo have been working since last spring to open their new fast casual burger and ice cream concept, The Ruckus. Now, it looks as if another location is in the works for Wauwatosa.