I'm not much of a believer in staycations or in celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. So, of course, I found myself taking a Christmas in November vacation a block from my office. It was a night that made me a believer.
Every now and then, as a roadway decays, we're reminded that there are miles and miles of remnants of The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company - in the form of tracks - just below the surface in the city. But the company also left behind some more visible reminders of its existence, too.
Welcome to a new weekly segment called "Social Circle." It's OnMilwaukee.com's first article that's truly a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors.
The Gimbel's parking pavilion, 555 N. Plankinton Ave., was built in 1947. But, its last tenant moved out in March. It needs something new. Any ideas?