Retail

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New Target location to move into Bayshore

Published June 30, 2020

OK, so it's not a Target in Downtown Milwaukee, but it's pretty darn close: The retail giant announced today that it will open a new location in Bayshore.

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MU students launch holiday pop-up shop with gifts from local businesses

Published Nov. 24, 2018

Nest Holiday Pop-Up Shop opened its doors Nov. 17 at the central location 157 S. 1st St. and it attracts holiday shoppers looking for unique gifts. The temporary retail location will act as a showcase for more than 12 consumer product startups local to Milwaukee and is conceived and managed by students in "Blue and Gold Ventures," Marquette University's student-run business program.

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Boston Store memories

Published April 18, 2018

I read the news this week that Boston Store and its parent company Bon-Ton is finally throwing in the towel, and my first two thoughts were: That's a sad end for a Milwaukee pillar. How did it survive so long?

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It's time for Target in Downtown Milwaukee

Published April 4, 2018

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Target plans to open another one of its smaller stores in the Logan Square neighborhood. This will be Target's 10th "small-format" store in Chicagoland. And I think Milwaukee needs one.

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8 cook's wish list items on sale at Fein Brothers

Published Oct. 19, 2017

Fein Brothers - sponsor of OnMilwaukee Dining Month - is having a huge inventory reduction sale this week, from Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 19-21. Since there are just 66 days until Christmas - but who's counting, right? - I was tasked with stopping over to make a little kitchen wish list.

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Warby Parker opens Friday

Published Sept. 26, 2017

The eyeglass company Warby Parker will open its first retail store in Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 29 at 315 N. Broadway in the Historic Third Ward.

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Warby Parker eyes Milwaukee's Third Ward

Published June 1, 2017

Warby Parker is opening a retail location in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward neighborhood. According to several sources, the popular eyeglasses company will assume the former Kit and Ace retail space, 315 N. Broadway.

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Goody Gourmets ready to pop with new look in Shorewood

Published Jan. 27, 2017

I was a bit taken Aback when I stopped at Goody Gourmets in Shorewood yesterday, and saw it closed. No need to worry, though, the space is just getting a facelift and ripping out some old carpet. The popcorn, in all of its amazingness, will remain the same.

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Reports claim Wisconsin's first IKEA is coming to Oak Creek

Published May 2, 2016

For years, rumors of an IKEA coming to Wisconsin have just been a fact of Cream City life. According to a BizTimes report, however, those rumors might actually - finally - be turning into reality with an Oak Creek location.