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