Oak creek

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First Look: IKEA Oak Creek, which opens next week

Published May 9, 2018

OnMilwaukee, you got to see early photos of its build-out and more recent ones as the huge store began to take shape. Today we returned to show you the (nearly) finished product as the store prepares to open on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

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Progress report: IKEA nears completion

Published April 3, 2018

The Swedish home furnishings superstore is slated to open in Oak Creek on May 16 and we got a chance to go inside for another update. When we visited in January, the 291,000-square foot store building was erected and the skeletons of walls were rising. But here's what we found this week.

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Progress report: Oak Creek IKEA still plans summer opening

Published Jan. 24, 2018

The distinctive blue box with the yellow lettering has risen where Drexel Avenue meets I-94 in Oak Creek. But while the exterior of the giant new furniture, home and meatballs emporium looks darn near ready, there's still a ways to go on the inside. We went inside to see.

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Made in Milwaukee: Master Lock

Published Nov. 17, 2017

There are many sites around town that were once home to sprawling factories, and we lament their loss. Most days, however, I drive past one of these industrial complexes that, despite its outward serenity, is anything but quiet. This is Master Lock, founded in Milwaukee in 1921.

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Cubanitas now open in Oak Creek

Published Oct. 9, 2017

The second Cubanitas location opened late last week at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, joining a cadre of popular restaurants in the square, including Bel Air Cantina, Pizza Man and Valentine Cafe.

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Let's remember Milwaukee's great "Goonie" John Matuszak

Published May 24, 2017

Underneath all the makeup to create the famously deformed face of Sloth from "The Goonies" was an equally famous face, especially to those in Milwaukee: John "The Tooz" Matuszak, actor, two-time Super Bowl winner and Oak Creek native.

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Georgie Porgie's in Oak Creek expands dining room and adds craft beer

Published April 5, 2017

Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant, the frozen custard and burger eatery, says it will open George's Garage - "a concept meant to provide a more grown-up experience to the current Treefort theme" - next door to the Oak Creek location, 9555 S. Howell Ave., in May.

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A dark and stormy morning drive becomes a drive into the sunshine

Published March 21, 2017

This is a story about Marticia Jenkins, but not about just her. It's about dozens of generous and kind people, and two very special women, who have set in motion a series of events that are going to make a huge difference in Marticia Jenkins' life.

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Pizza Man opens this weekend in Oak Creek

Published Dec. 12, 2016

The third Pizza Man locations will open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 18 in Oak Creek. It will feature a familiar look and feel to its two sister locations, including distinctive wine bottle chandeliers, reclaimed barn wood, industrial elements and plenty of natural light.

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Can Packers' sole Milwaukeean save their struggling secondary?

Published Nov. 15, 2016

Milwaukee native Marwin Evans is a late bloomer who hits hard. The Packers, who have a depleted and deficient defensive backfield and are under .500 this late in a season for the first time since 2008, could really use a bloom - and a bang. It could be Evans' time now in the Green Bay secondary.