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.


Don't be afraid to fire a customer

Published July 9, 2014

Though it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when the customer is not worth the drama, and the customer must be fired.


Social Circle: Thoughts on chain restaurants?

Published Oct. 27, 2013

People in the social circle feel strongly about chain restaurants and most are not fans of them. But a few bring up valid points like the fact that chains are often consistent and clean. What are your thoughts?


Callanan swaps sexes in "All Saints"

Published March 6, 2007

Liam Callanan's newest novel, "All Saints," follows Emily, a 50-year-old woman to a California Catholic beachside school. He reads at Schwartz Bookshop on March 8.


Coffee Trader building sale in the works

Published May 26, 2005

The long-vacant space at 2625 N. Downer Ave., probably best known for its years as home to The Coffee Trader and Henry’s, is being sold. The current owners are in the process of signing a contract with perspective buyers The Lighthouse Development Company.


Satisfying sandwiches will fuel Panera's success downtown

Published Nov. 18, 2002

Panera's new location at 600 E. Ogden Ave. is sort of paired with the area's first Chipotle burrito restaurant, and as such will likely be a good draw. While the bakery and soup and sandwich shop isn't rewriting the rules, it has a welcoming, if generic, atmosphere and a range of good lunch options.


Chipotle feels familiar

Published Nov. 8, 2002

The chain of burrito eateries, owned by McDonald's, opened its first Milwaukee location recently near the East Point Pick 'n' Save. It looks a little different, but otherwise, the upscale fast food restaurant is a lot like another chain.