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Mayfair Mall adds curbside pickup

Published April 28, 2020

OK, so maybe it's not the same as strolling the mall and stopping for a Jamba Juice to enjoy as you window shop, but Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa is now working with a number of its retailers to offer curbside pickup.

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Checking out customer service at Christmas time

Published Dec. 18, 2009

The hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season can leave customers and store employees a bit frazzled. But, should that be an excuse to accept substandard customer service? We sent a correspondent to a handful of popular stores -- Target, Best Buy, Fleet Farm, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble -- to rate the overall service experience. Check out the report card.

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Magnuson blends action with introspection in new novel

Published Nov. 17, 2005

Set amongst Wisconsin's North Woods, James Magnuson spins a tale about a wrongfully accused man seeking his daughter's killer, as well closure to an incident of the past. Though Magnuson cannot relate to the extreme situation, he knows the setting all too well.

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Area bookshops offer programs for young readers

Published March 6, 2002

It can be difficult finding activities suited for children and families beyond going to a museum or movie. Many bookstores in the area offer programs geared toward preteens and younger children. The combination of learning and fun should offer appeal to both parents and the young ones.