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Boston Store memories

Published April 18, 2018

I read the news this week that Boston Store and its parent company Bon-Ton is finally throwing in the towel, and my first two thoughts were: That's a sad end for a Milwaukee pillar. How did it survive so long?

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First to Wisconsin: Von Maur

Published Sept. 29, 2017

Walking into Wisconsin's first Von Maur - just opened this past spring in The Corners of Brookfield - for the first time, it's an upscale, classy department store experience that immediately feels like it could only have come from one place: Iowa. Obviously.

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Dretzka's Department Store depresses, delights

Published May 16, 2013

Maybe to fully appreciate Dretzka's Department Store in Cudahy one should approach it more as a living museum of mid-century clothing and household items rather than a shopping destination. But then again, few escape a trip to Dretzka's without buying at least one quirky item.

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Geenen relives the glory days of Schuster's and Gimbels

Published Nov. 25, 2012

As the holiday season dawned last year, author Michael Lisicky conjured the heyday of Milwaukee's Downtown shopping culture with "Gimbels Has It!." Now, the same publisher has issued Paul Geenan's "Schuster's & Gimbels: Milwaukee's Beloved Department Stores," which charts the course of Brew City's two legendary retailers and recounts their eventual merger.

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