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.
Looking for ritzy retail in downtown Milwaukee? Don't expect the likes of Tiffany's or Talbot's to show up anytime soon. Here in Milwaukee, developers and civic leaders are more interested in creating a shopper-friendly corridor of big retail and fine dining along the vacant street fronts of downtown's West Wisconsin Avenue.