Fischberger's plans West Side expansion

Published April 12, 2016

Nine years ago, Sarah and River Ditzenberger opened a delightfully quirky and old-timey variety store called Fischberger's in the Riverwest-Harambee neighborhood. They have now secured a second location.


Find Waldo and support local businesses

Published June 30, 2014

Where's Waldo? In Milwaukee, during the month of July, he's practically everywhere, thanks to Boswell Book Co.'s Find Waldo Local scavenger hunt promotion.

Omcrecs120713_fullsize_story1 recommends, Dec. 7, 2013

Published Dec. 7, 2013

It's a loaded set of recommendations this week from OnMilwaukee, featuring everything from sporting events to soulful folk songs to fun with fungi and Fischberger's.


Funny Face to the Facebook rescue

Published Nov. 22, 2010

We've all have had that feeling of dread as a notice pops up informing us we were "tagged" in an unknown Facebook photo. Instead of getting carpal tunnel from clicking the "untag" button, you can spend a mere $8.99 on Funny Face Magnets. The company is based right here in Riverwest


Classic clothing: Vintage shopping in Milwaukee

Published March 28, 2010

Whether you a have a classic fashion sense, a penchant for the past or just seek one-of-a-kind Halloween costume components, vintage store shopping can be a jackpot of treasures.


Malia Designs carry a cause from Brew City to Cambodia

Published April 26, 2009

It's a beautiful thing when fashion meets function. Such is the case with the creations of Malia Designs, a socially-conscious company that produces attractive, purposeful messenger bags, totes, scarves and wallets made in Cambodia by vendors with a human rights' mission.


Winkie's finds long-term success in upscale variety

Published May 7, 2008

Terry Stuhlmacher, co-owner of Winkie's, says the best part of his job is seeing fathers who grew up shopping at the Whitefish Bay variety store bring in their kids for a toy or treat.


Fischberger's sizzles in Holton Street storefront

Published Dec. 13, 2006

Sarah and River Ditzenberger wanted to bring a shopping option other than Wal-Mart to the Riverwest neighborhood, so they cooked up a fun-yet-practical variety store called "Fischberger's."